Yes, there is unemployment in countries like the US. Not good at all but there is some help. Unemployment benefits are pretty generous and go on a LONG time. The option of moving around is a great plus. In Argentina if you can't find work in BA you have virtually NO options. It is the rare person who leaves BA for a job in the provinces. Quite the reverse. Times are bad in the US but it is relative. There are infinitely more opportunities than in Argentina.melaboots said:I feel like this thread has little context... violent crime compared to where?? I moved from Miami, and I feel much safer in Buenos Aires, not to mention it's much easier to get around without a car and many less people carry guns here. Inflation is up and it's not as cheap as it once was here, but it certainly isn't any easier for my friends back home (who can't find jobs and are moving around looking for work). Which cities are you all relocating or planning to relocate to??