What is the relative size of the expatriate community? How would you describe overall morale among expatriates?
It's huge and disconnected. Tons of American college students or recent grads partying all over Palermo, who then stay to get decent jobs in offices that pretend to be located in the US. In general the feeling is positive. Morale at post is also decent. Not super community-based as it's a huge city where you can create your own life. - Jul 2020
There are a lot of expats here, in various forms: embassies, businesses, banking, consulting, travelers, etc. It's hard to tell, but it's a big community. Overall, I think expats really like Argentina. - Jul 2019
It is big but also isolated due to the fact that there is a lot to see and do. - Jun 2015
It's huge with a generally mixed morale. There are a lot of positives about this city but also a lot of negatives. - Jan 2015
Large expat community with okay morale. I think that several things affect the morale including the nagging feeling that you should love this place because it's Argentina--but most have some gripe about the place and people. I think the morale would be greatly improved with adjusted expectations and goals. This country offers the opportunity to travel and see some amazing terrain and wildlife. You should come with a focus of what you want to get out of the post and make that your focus. It's too easy to get bogged down by the day to day issues here that are a part of the culture and will not change, which can make for an unpleasant experience. - Aug 2014
Large, especially out in the suberbs. - May 2011
Large. - Jul 2008