The main language in Argentina is Spanish.
The local currency is Argentine pesos (ARS).
$100 bills must be 2003 or later, or they will not be accepted. For travellers cheques, there is often a $1/cheque fee, and the exchange rate is better for $100 cheques. It helps to bring smaller bills as change is not always available.
To dial internationally from Argentina dial: 00 + area code + telephone number. Hotel receptionists will help you make calls.
When calling Argentina from abroad, you must dial the country code of 54.
Tri-band cell phones will work in most areas. You may also want to consider renting one or getting a global cell phone. If you own an unlocked tri-band phone you can purchase a SIM card and obtain a local number.
Numbers for emergencies:
- Police: dial 101
- Fire: dial 100
- Ambulance: 107
Argentina uses 220 volt current with a European plug (two round pins).