Why Argentina? The Pros and Cons


  • Ranked #4  Safe Haven in the World
  • Food production per capita***
  • Southern Hemisphere
  • Libertarian culture*
  • Totally immune to world war
  • Fairly large expat community
  • Diversity of topography
  • Educated populace – high literacy rates (higher than the US)
  • Free health care***
  • No racism
  • 90% white population (can ‘fit in’ and not stand out)
  • European culture also sophisticated for a Latin country
  • Few if any natural disasters
  • 1st World – lower end
  • Free education***
  • Inexpensive land costs
  • Sports***
  • Ideal climate in certain areas*


  • Corrupt government
  • Distance from the US (and cost to travel)
  • Increase in crime
  • Country deteriorating, not improving – going in wrong direction
  • Inflation
  • Lack of choice of goods
  • Government instability
  • Cost of clothing, electronics, and automobiles
  • Distance from the US
  • 1st Class airfare $3,000 - $5,000
  • Flight time from the US – 10-15 hours

*** Means this country is the best in this category of the Top 7 Safe Havens
*     Means this country is worth noting in this category, a big plus

Here is why you would absolutely NOT choose Argentina:

  • You have to be close to the United States. Note: Only New Zealand is further. (Choose Costa Rica instead.)
  • You are concerned about the political situation in Argentina: instability, corruption, and stupidity.
  • You are concerned about the immigration issues getting more difficult. (You get in, and then your loved ones are stuck outside the process and can’t get in???)
  • The increase in crime is a concern.

Here is why you absolutely WOULD choose Argentina:

  • You HAVE TO HAVE 1st World. (New Zealand and Costa Rica are your other two choices.)
  • The pros listed above rock your boat.
  • Racial tensions concern you. You want to live in a near-all white society. Argentina is basically libertarian, non-racist, and very friendly.
  • You are concerned about world war. Argentina will be one of the most immune countries from world war, UNLESS they do something stupid and get into a war with the UK over the Falklands again.
  • Free health care, free education (college for your kids?), and abundance of cheap food are at the top of your priority list.
  • You personally went there, compared it to at least two other Top 7 Safe Havens (like Chile and Uruguay), and liked it best for various personal reasons.