Mar Del Plata, Argentina – City Guide for Nomads and Expats

Mar del Plata is the biggest beach town in Argentina.

“Mardel”, as it’s known, was founded in 1874 and today it is a thriving city of over half a million people.

The city has mixed economy, with tourism being one of the most dominant industries, but also boasting significant software, tech, wine growing, mining, and agriculture industries.

Located some 400km from Buenos Aires, Mar Del Plata is a bigger city than you may have expected. This city is well adapted to digital nomads and expats due to it’s beachfront location, educated population, decent wifi, and low cost of living, 

POPULATION: 600,000+


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IS MAR DEL PLATA SAFE?

Mar Del Plata is perfectly safe. Travelers and expats should not expect any issues. 

 

RENT AN APARTMENT IN MAR DEL PLATA

$400.00 is doable.

 

NIGHTLIFE IN MAR DEL PLATA

9/10 

Probably the best party scene in the country other than Buenos Aires.

You’ll be partying with people from all over Argentina.

You will have no trouble partying all night, especially in high season. 

Recommendations:

El Argentino: Bohemian place with live musicians.

OGham: High-end bar near the beach.

Central Station Bar: Good food and wine selection.

 

COST OF LIVING IN MAR DEL PLATA

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

Mar del Plata is cheap!

You’ll need a minimum of $546 USD/month to live in Mar Del Plata, Argentina

 
 

FINAL THOUGHTS

It’s our opinion that Mar Del Plata is a great choice for digital nomads and expats.

It’s a great place to live for cheap, right on the beach.

We expect Mar Del will continue to grow as a nomad hotspot.

OVERALL RATING: 9/10

 

 

 

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