Argentina Family

Argentine Family

There is no typical Argentinian family. Family life differs according to many factors, such as religion, region, ethnic background and income. Traditionally, fathers were considered the head of the family, mothers were in charge of the household, and young married couples lived with their parents in quarters built onto the house. Now, most Argentinians believe that women have the right to a career as well as marriage and family. Some families have hired help to do domestic chores. Young married couples usually find a place of their own rather than living with parents.

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In Buenos Aires, a cosmopolitan city of over 13 million residents, there is a saying that a Porteño "speaks Spanish, eats Italian, dresses like a Frenchman and thinks he is an Englishman."

Sixty percent of Argentinians own their homes and often build additional rooms rather than moving to larger houses.

 

Most Argentinians live and work in urban areas. About a third of the population lives in and around Buenos Aires. In small cities and the suburbs, people live in single-family homes, but in Buenos Aires, most people live in apartment buildings. The apartments have modern facilities, but rent and electricity are very expensive. Rent can take a large portion of monthly earnings for some families.

Housing construction has not kept pace with the number of job seekers heading into the cities. The housing shortage has resulted in the growth of villas miserias, shacks made of pieces of wood, tin and other materials found by residents. There is no running water, sewage system or electricity in these areas, and the residents often suffer health problems because of contaminated water.

There are still large farms or estancias in many areas of Argentina. Near Buenos Aires, they are usually cattle ranches. Gauchos, who wear the traditional baggy pants and flat-topped hat, still work on some cattle ranches. In Patagonia the estancias may be sheep ranches. In other areas, the estancias may have vineyards, orchards or fields of grain. Some very large estancias are like little villages, with their own chapels and schools. Sometimes the wife and children of the owner live in the city while the children are at school.

The 300,000 indigenous people in Argentina live in small rural communities or in the cities. One important group is the Wichí, who live in the marshy area near the river Pilcomayo in the north of the country and Mapuche in the Neuquén province. Although many indigenous Argentinians have preserved their traditional way of life, others have adopted a more European lifestyle.


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Argentina Tours

  • Buenos Aires 3 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out International Airport - Dowtown Hotel in the city in private
    - City Tour 
    - Dinner Tango Show 
    - Flight tickets not included

    Rates from USD 315

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  • Buenos Aires 4 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out International Airport
    - Dowtown Hotel in the city in private
    - City Tour Premium
    - Dinner-Tango Show
    - Flight tickets not included

    Rates from USD 445

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  • Buenos Aires 5 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out International Airport - Dowtown Hotel in private
    - City Tour t in private
    - Dinner-Tango Show
    - Flight tickets not included
    Rates from USD 555

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  • Iguazú 3 Stars
    3 days/2 nights
    - 2 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport IGR - Hotel in the city
    - Iguazu Falls Argentinean and Brazilian Side Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 135

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  • Iguazú 4 Stars
    3 days/2nights
    - 2 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport IGR - Hotel in the city
    - Iguazu Falls Argentinean and Brazilian Side Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 175

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  • Iguazú 5 Stars
    3 days/2 nights
    - 2 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Iguazu Falls Argentinean and Brazilian Side Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 215

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  • El Calafate 5 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Glaciar Perito Moreno Excursion
    - National Park Tcikets not included
    Rates from USD 313

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  • El Calafate 4 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Glaciar Perito Moreno Excursion
    - National Park Ticket not included
    Rates from USD 215

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  • El Calafate 3 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Glaciar Perito Moreno Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included

    Rates from USD 295

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  • Mendoza 5 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - City Tour
    - Visit Wineries


    Rates from USD 377

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  • Salta 4 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - City Tour Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 264

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  • Iguazú 3 stars by bus
    6 Days / 3 Nights
    Semi Bed Bus tickets
    - 3
    nights accommodation with breakfast Hotel 3*
    - Transfers in / out IGR Bus Terminal - Hotel
    - Iguazu Falls Brazilian side and Argentinean side
    - Does not include National Parks Tickets


    Rates from USD 250

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  • Buenos Aires Super Economic
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out International Airport - Dowtown Hotel in the city in private
    - City Tour
     

    Rates from USD 250

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  • Iguazu Special Offer
    - 2 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport IGR - Hotel in the city
    - Iguazu Falls Argentinean and Brazilian Side Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 115

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