The time zone in Argentina is UTC/GMT-3 and there are no time changes during the year. Activity in Buenos Aires starts early in the morning and continues until very late at night.
Most shops open 9am - 8pm Monday to Friday and at least 9am - 1pm on Saturdays, but many stores on the main avenues and in the main commercial areas also open all Saturday afternoon. Shopping malls usually open until 10pm, including on Sundays and public holidays.
Banks open 10am - 3pm, Monday - Friday. Some branches in the central downtown area may open until 4pm. Cash withdrawals can be made from ATMs/cash machines 24 hours a day.
Locals fit their meals around work and other commitments and times may vary, but in general breakfast is between 7am and 10pm, lunch between 12.30pm and 3pm and dinner between 8pm and 11pm.
Electric current in Argentina is AC 220-380 volts. Electric plug configurations used have 2 or 3 flat pins with the top two pins diagonally angled.
Travellers are therefore advised to carry adapters and/or transformers.
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