The electric current in Argentina
is 220 volts, 50 cycles. To use equipment designed for 110 volts,
it is necessary to use a transformer.
Flat-pronged plugs, North American and European, need adapters;
since the plugs in Argentina are continental, with double or
triple round prongs.
Argentina utilizes the metric system
of measurement; thus, distance is measured in meters, weight
in grams, temperature in Celsius and volume in liters.
A 10% or 15% tip is protocol in
places like restaurants and bars. Regarding taxis, service
personnel in hotels, ushers and doormen in cinemas and theaters,
beauty salon staff, and others, you may tip as you see fit according
to the services they provide.
Bargaining in Argentina is not
common, however, you can ask for a discount if paying in cash.
The six national television channels
are America TV (channel 2), ATC (channel 7), Argentina Televisora
Color, Libertad (channel 9), Telefé (channel 11) and Artear
(channel 13), in addition to a large number of local channels.
The majority of the hotels provide cable TV.
In regards to the national press the more renowned newspapers
are, El Clarín, La Nación, Página 12, and the evening newspaper