La Plata

Overall Score

3.8

On the coast of the same estuary lies the city of La Plata. It occupies part of the province of Buenos Aires and is its capital city. The city was founded in 1882, after the Federal District gained its status. This necessitated the creation of a new county that could adequately perform the functions of the administrative center. In order to build the future capital the area known as the Bokhaty hills was allocated for construction. Its lands extend along the Atlantic coast and lie between the cities of Mar del Plata and Buenos Aires.

In accordance with the design, the citys territory is square in shape with diagonal main streets. In the central part are the plaza and the park. La Plata is notable for its long alleyways, where lime trees with stunted crowns dominate. Electric street lighting appeared here in 1884 and was the first in all of Latin America. Although the city was renamed Eve Peru in the mid-20th century, it reverted to its former name three years later. The archaeological architecture of the city is represented by modern structures and modern buildings. Builders from all over the world worked to build them. The citys Rathaus, for example, was built by Germans, while the Gubbler Palace was built by Italians.

La Plata is the site of the countrys state university, formerly the National University, founded in 1897. It has its own museum and conservatory. Many Spanish scientists have studied and worked at the famous school, including future social scientists, anthropologists, and writers. La Plata is also known for its soccer teams, Estudiantes, and Cheminsia and Esgrima.

La Plata is also known for its soccer teams.

100 USD = 9,950.00 ARS

Overall Score

3.8
  • Air quality: 41 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 520,000 people
  • GDP: $12,449 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 16 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Claro
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: Tipping in restaurants in Argentinian is never mandatory, but certainly desired. If you receive good service and want to leave something, 10% is usually more than enough. However, if your service was awful, don’t feel as though you must leave a gratuity.
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: Uber
  • Best coworking space: Laplatahub
  • Online electronics shop: Mercado Libre
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Gol
  • Best intl air carrier: Aerolineas
  • Monthly costs for expat: $290
  • Monthly costs for family: $600
  • Monthly costs for local: $170
  • Meal: $3
  • Small Cola: $0.5
  • Beer 1 Pint: $1.6
  • Coffee: $0.8


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