Introduction

BA is globally renowned as a thrilling, cosmopolitan, and diverse city. With a great cultural supply and an attractive and ever-growing consumer market, BA is one of the main touristic and business spots in Latin America. Accounting for 23% of nationwide GDP, BA is the economic and political capital of Argentina.

With a geographical area of 203,3 square kilometres, BA is located on the Eastern coast of Argentina and lies besides the River Plate. Although BA has 3 inhabitants, its population more than doubles during the daytime, with over 3 million people that come to work and/or study in the city.

BA is a remarkably well connected city, with two nearby airports and one of the most important ports in the region. BA has one of the highest per capita income figures in Latin America and compares positively with developed countries in terms of United Nations’ Human Development Index.

All these factors make BA a great city where to live, work, study and do business!

Main Data

Population

3 million
with +3 million people who come every day to work and/or study

Area

203 km2
(square kilometers)

GPD

USD 79,083 M
(23% of nationwide GDP)

Human Development Index

  • U.S.A.
    0.91
  • BA
    0.98
  • Spain
    0.86
  • Chile
    0.82
  • Argentina
    0.80

Strategic location:

Ideal for international business: a well connected city and a favorable time zone

Two important airports

Ministro Pistarini Airport:
35 km from the city center

  • 8 million passengers
  • +30 airlines
  • +40 international destinations
  • 1 cargo transport terminal

Jorge Newbery Airport:
2 km from city center

  • 8.2 million passengers
  • 10 airlines
  • +40 local destinations
  • 10 international destinations

One strategic port

Port of Buenos Aires

  • 11 million tons per year
  • 70% of the country’s imports

4th city of South America in tons shipped

  • 1° Santos (Brasil)
  • 2° Cartagena (Colombia)
  • 3° Callao (Perú)

Passengers per year

  • 270 K passengers
  • 170 passenger boats

Favorable time zone

Location: UTC: -3.00

3-4 hrs. with Europe

  • -3 hrs. London
  • -4 hrs. Madrid

2-5 hrs. with USA

  • +2 hrs. New York
  • +5 hrs. California

0-3 hrs.with Latin America

  • -1 hrs. San Pablo
  • +3 hrs. Mexico City

1ST CITY IN LATIN AMERICA WITH GLOBAL IMPACT

(AT Kearney Global Cities Index, 2016)

1ST CITY IN LATIN AMERICA WITH DIRECT INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

Tourist hub:

Attractive city for tourism, conferences and conventions

Highly visited city

  • 2.3 million tourists each year
  • USD 2.2 billion spent by tourists each year
  • 662 hotels
  • 160 cruise arrivals

Best place for conferences and conventions

  • +400 trade fairs
  • +1,900 conferences
  • +2 million assistants
  • USD 3.6 billion investments

First line cultural events

Colon Theater

  • 3rd best work in the world, 2014

Movies and Advertisements

  • BAFICI 4th Film Festival competition after Berlin, New York and Toronto
  • BASet international audiovisual production center

Sports city and popular events

  • Youth Olympic Games (2018)
  • Boca Juniors vs. River Plate
  • Main polo tournament of the world
  • Buenos Aires Marathon (42 K and 21 K)

2ND CITY IN LATIN AMERICA FOR TOURISM

(Mastercard Global Destinations City, 2014)

1ST CITY IN LATIN AMERICA FOR CONGRESSES AND CONVENTIONS

(18th in the World; International Congress and Convention Association, 2014)