Jujuy, Argentina – City Guide for Nomads and Expats

Founded in 1593 and located in the far northwest of Argentina, San Salvador de Jujuy is the capital city of Argentina’s Jujuy province. 

The city of Jujuy is known for its natural landscapes and nature.

The city sits at the foot of the Andes mountains and boasts many outdoor activities like hiking and rock climbing. 

POPULATION: 300,000


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NOMAD AND EXPAT COMMUNITY IN JUJUY

Most travelers come to Jujuy to visit the Cerro de los Siete Colores.

The nomad community here is small but tight-knit.

Jujuy is definitely more famous inside Argentina than outside. For that reason, you’ll see a lot of Argentine travelers practicing turismo interno and visiting this remote corner of their country. 

 

HOW TO GET TO JULUY

Jujuy is far. Really far. Roughly 18 hour drive from Buenos Aires to Jujuy in car.

The closest major city is Salta.

Buenos Aires to Jujuy Map

 

IS JUJUY SAFE?

Jujuy is a perfectly safe mountain town.

Jujuy is in the “sweet spot” where they see enough tourists to be used to it, but it’s still a normal city and not fully dependent on tourists. 

 

RENT AN APARTMENT IN JUJUY

$200.00 is doable.

 

NIGHTLIFE IN JUJUY

6/10 

Most nightlife is in the Barrio Centro. There’s a good mix of bars in walking distance of each other.

You could also check with the hostels to see where the traveler crowd is going to be. 

I recommend:

440 Rock & Bar: Dive bar with live music.

Caronté Bar: Vibey bar with live music and cheap drinks.

De Poetas y De Locos: Café bar in the middle of everything.

Dulce y Melancólico: Pizza, beer, and empanadas.

 

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COST OF LIVING IN JUJUY

According to LivingCost.org, you’ll need a minimum of $483 USD/month to live in Jujuy, Argentina.

Jujuy is pretty cheap!

 

FINAL THOUGHTS

Jujuy is a vibe. A dusty western town in the hills of Argentina. If you ever needed to escape from the world, hiding out in the mountains of Jujuy is a viable option.

But at the same time, there’s a sizable provincial capital at your doorstep full of cafes and services. 

Despite the city’s remoteness, the infrastructure is decent and the internet should be fine. 

If the internet is fast and stable, then I see no other objection to Jujuy becoming a great city for digital nomads and expats.

OVERALL RATING: 7.5/10

 

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