Montevideo Bumps Buenos Aires For South America’s Best Quality Of Life

Patrick Archer competitiveness, creative class, culture, global rankings, lifestyle, uruguay

Buenos Aires and Montevideo usually take top honors as the best cities in South America in Mercer’s annual Quality of Living Worldwide City Rankings, and 2014 was no different although Montevideo nudged BA for the top spot. The Mercer Index which is designed to help multinational companies compensate employees fairly when placing them on international assignments takes into account a wide …

80% of Buenos Aires New Construction Permits Are For Smaller Units

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Last March, Clarin’s Nora Sanchez wrote an excellent article charting the rapid growth of residential square footage in Buenos Aires and the modest growth in population over the past decade. At the time, the Director of BA’s Center for Statistics and Census said one of the factors explaining the SF growth > population growth equation was the fact that the …

Buenos Aires Construction Permits Double As Capital Federal Goes Vertical

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Buenos Aires is growing up…literally. We saw hints of it last year with the new construction activity heat maps and the 70% bump in new buildings in Palermo Soho. But now we have full-year 2011 proof thanks to Reporte Inmobiliario (RI). According to RI, the number of new construction permits in the City of Buenos Aires jumped 50% in 2011 …

Buenos Aires Tech District Welcomes 100th Company, Property Values Rising

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The Buenos Aires neighborhood of Parque Patricios is quickly becoming a hip haven for tech companies, young professionals and small service-oriented businesses hoping to cater to the new incoming wave of tech talent. At the core of the barrio, the City of Buenos Aires Technology District is the magnet which is attracting the talent and simultaneously revitalizing the neighborhood. Clarin’s …

Buenos Aires Real Estate Costs A Fraction of NYC, Paris And Now…Even Brazil

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But don’t take our word for it. This report comes from the Jornal Florianopolis in the Southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina. The article written by Beatriz Thielmann of Jornal Floripa was intended to emphasize just how expensive real estate in Brazil is today, especially in Rio and Sao Paulo. The headline, Real Estate in Sao Paulo and Rio de …