My wife and I recently returned from a little over a week in Buenos Aires. We loved it! Without going into lots of detail, it's on the short list of cities to which we'd consider retiring, and we're planning on returning for another visit as soon as we can. Retirement is still at least 10 years away. However, it doesn't hurt to start making inquiries. If all goes well, we'll have between $1 and $2 million US, possibly a little more if real estate values in our city hold, as well as my U.S.social security, which would be around $1,600 US/month (lots of "ifs" here). I realize it's difficult to project out 10 years, but would this kind of money afford a comfortable life in BA? We'd want to buy an apartment, eat out often, attend theater and cultural events and, of course, travel internationally as often as our budget would allow. We don't require luxury living, but we do want comfortable, pleasant, attractive and safe, with lots of opportunity for social activities to keep us entertained and engaged.