The danger of Buenos Aires compared to other cities or other countries has been debated here endlessly over the years with opinions all over the place.What I usually do is get a sense of the area before wearing jewelry. But I'm surprised BA is considered more dangerous. Is it actually crimes happening against people or are people just scared? Often in Colombia or Mexico a tourist would tell me I'm brave for wearing jewelry because they think I'm also a tourist. I drove around Mexico city all the time in a bright orange Lotus. Aside from a million looks I didn't have issues.
From my point of view, you could not be more right.The danger of Buenos Aires compared to other cities or other countries has been debated here endlessly over the years with opinions all over the place.
What I do know is that most of the wealthy in Argentina try to keep a low profile. Carjackings do happen, thieves have been known to follow luxury cars to their homes and then commit home invasions. Due to distrust in the banking system and tax evasion, Argentines often have large amounts of cash hidden in their homes.
If you come and live in Buenos Aires for a year or two and drive around in a Lotus in the safe neighborhoods, most likely nothing will happen to you, but you do put yourself more at risk.
Only you can decide if the enjoyment of using those cars compensates for the increase in safety risk.
I'd rather plow my money into good food, quality healthcare, leisure time, etc ... (Because I would not have to work.) and the mental security money in the bank can give a person.From my point of view, you could not be more right.
It's a very smart person who consciously keeps a low profile to avoid a potential problem such as robbery, or a robbery gone wrong that could turn worse, as in a death. Simply not a good trade off.
To be honest living in BA did me good from this aspect, I used to spend a fortune on cars and motorbikes. Now I am far less materialistic and I feel better for the humbling.virtually impossible.
If you have legal citizen ship, you can bring ONE car, but its a lot of paperwork, expense, and time. Months, maybe years with Covid. Very few people do this. Its just not worth it.
You have to learn to eat local, if you move to Argentina- in all things. That means working with what is available, and, often, changing your expectations. It is a unique country, and it works the way it works.