Question: Can you drink the tap water in Buenos Aires?

Is tap water in Argentina safe?

In many corners of Argentina, the network water obtained from the sheets contains pollutants such as arsenic, and its consumption implies a serious health risk. But in cities like Federal Capital, where the origin of the water is the Río de la Plata, there is no such problem.

Does Buenos Aires have clean water?

In Buenos Aires specifically, the water use is higher at 500 liters and people use it for personal use, hygiene, cleaning and drinking.

Is it safe to eat salad in Buenos Aires?

Because it is generally served very rare, if not almost raw inside, people with delicate digestive systems or immune deficiency should request it well-done (bien cocido). Cross-contamination of uncooked meat with salads and other items is unfortunately common in restaurants.

Is Buenos Aires expensive?

Buenos Aires ranked 41st out of 207 cities in the 2016 Mercer Cost of Living Survey, placing it as more expensive than Sydney and Paris, but cheaper than London and New York City.

Where does Argentina get its water?

The availability of water is not evenly spread throughout Argentina. Approximately 85% of the total surface water used is drawn from the Rio de la Plata basin, which extends from Bolivia to the Atlantic Ocean, covering parts of Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay, and the whole of Paraguay.

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