Language. The official language is Spanish, in any case if you speak English or Portuguese you won’t have major difficulties to communicate.
Currency. The legal currency in Argentina is the peso. The exchange rate with the American dollar varies. In the last months it has fluctuated between $ 2,90 Arg pesos. - $ 3, 18 Arg Pesos = 1 USD Dollar.
Climate. Buenos Aires has a very good climate the whole year. The average temperature of 18º, allows going for a walk at any time.
The coldest month is July. Although frosts do not appear, it is necessary to go out with a woollen coat and a scarf.
In winter, the cold is mild during the day, but at night the temperature lowers considerably.
In summer, the heat is humid. Noons are very hot and the first hours of the afternoon too. At night, the temperature descends slightly, but there is no need for coats.
The rainiest seasons are autumn and spring (from March to June and from September to December). There are generally brief rains that don't stop the development of the activities and they allow you to go out with an umbrella or a raincoat.
In the sunny days of autumn and spring the mornings are fresh, the temperature climbs in a pleasant way towards the noon and it descends at night.
Banking Schedule. Banks are open from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 3 pm.
Cash extractions and other transactions may be made in ATMs. They are distributed all over the city and operate with all international cards 24 hours a day.
Commercial Schedule. Shops generally open 10 AM to 8 PM Monday to Friday.
Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm. In some cases and according to the area, they can even open all Saturday and, also on Sunday.
Shoppings opens every day from 10 AM to 10 PM.
Meals. Although there is no exact meal schedule in Argentina, breakfast is usually taken during the mid-morning hours, and is small, usually consisting of coffee or tea, possibly accompanied by slices of toast or pastries. The lunch hour starts at noon or 1:00pm, and is generally a large meal. Dinner starts at about 9:00pm at the earliest, and sometimes much later, and is also a large meal.