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Day to Day Living in Argentina

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Day-to-day Living in Argentina

What's the television like?

The television in Argentina is widely viewed across Latin America. Local programmes produced in Argentina are broadcast by networks in other countries. There are five major networks. Cable and satellite television is also good, with the highest usage in Latin America.

And radio?

Argentina is a pioneering nation in radio broadcasting, with the world's first radio station. There are over 1,500 radio stations licensed in Argentina. 260 run on AM frequency, and 1150 on FM.

What about newspapers?

Newspapers are highly developed and independent, with over 200 newspapers in circulation. The major national newspapers are from Buenos Aires.

What's the food like?

The food in Argentina is heavily influenced by Spain, Italy, Germany and France. Argentina has the highest consumption of red meat in the world.

What's the education system like?

After its independence, Argentina constructed a national public education system. The country is now high up in the global rankings of levels of literacy (97%). School attendance is compulsory between ages 5 and 17, and is funded by tax payers at all levels except the majority of graduate level study.

What about transport? How do I get around?

The infrastructure is advanced compared to other countries in Latin America, with over 230,000 km of road networks. The railway network also has a total length of 31,902 km. Although many services were shut down when the rail company was privatised in 1992, many services are currently being reactivated.



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