Mendoza, Argentina – City Guide for Nomads and Expats

Updated in 2022.

A city in western Argentina, near the border with Chile, and a world famous centre of wine production for the country.

It is a quaint city, with just over 100,000 inhabitants in the city proper.

Mendoza is known for it’s breathtaking scenery, world-class wines and olive oil, and outdoor activities.

POPULATION: 115,000 


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RENT AN APARTMENT IN MENDOZA

$350.00 is a good starting price for an apartment or house in Mendoza.

 

NIGHTLIFE IN MENDOZA

7/10 

It isn’t Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo or Mexico City, but it doesn’t suck. I’d stick to Centro for logistical purposes, but there are a few good bars and discos on the outskirts. Just stay around Plaza Independencia and there are many bars and clubs a stone’s throw away.

I recommend: Por Aca.  The obvious choice. A bunch of hippie backpackers here on any given night. Try to ignore them.

 

IS MENDOZA SAFE?

It’s safe in Mendoza. I can’t fathom anything happening to you here.

The poorest part of the city is the northern part, so perhaps stay clear if you’re the paranoid type.

 

COST OF LIVING IN MENDOZA

The following data is from Expatistan, a crowdsourced database of prices and cost of living around the world. In our experience, the data tends to underestimate cost of living, so take the following as the minimum you might need to live here.

*Figures are listed in USD

You’ll need a minimum of $568 USD/month to live in Mendoza, Argentina

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FINAL THOUGHTS

Mendoza is a marvelous city that should not be overlooked.

If you disdain the chaos and cutthroat nature of big city life, and if you like the outdoors and a good glass of wine, I struggle to think of a better city to be a part of.

The people are incredibly welcoming, the downtown core is clean, organized and pleasing to the eye and the cost of living is low.

It is quite a ways from Buenos Aires, (15 hour bus ride) but I think it’s worth it. It’s probably my favorite Argentine city.

But unfortunately, due to its smallish size, younger travelers may feel restless if they spend more than a few weeks here.


OVERALL RATING: 8.5/10


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