Opening hours, sizes and electricity

Business, bank and restaurant opening times, clothing sizes and info on electricity.

Opening hours

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. 

  • Shops

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

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.

  • Meal times

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.

Electricity

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.

Clothing sizes

Women’s sizes

Dresses, jackets, coats
S-M-L
XS-S
S
M
L
L-XL
XL
Argentina
34
36
38-40
42
42
44
USA
2
4
6-8
10
12
14
UK
6
8
10-12
14
16
18
Italy
38
40
42-44
46
48
50
France
34
36
38-40
42
44
46
Germany
32
34
36-38
40
42
44
Japan
5
7
9-11
13
15
17

 

 

 

 

 

Blouses, Sweaters
Argentina
36
38
40
42
44
46
48
50
52
USA
28
30
32
34
36
38
40
42
44
UK
30
32
34
36
38
40
42
44
46
European
36
38
40
42
44
46
48
50
52
Shoes
Argentina
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
USA
5
6
6.5
7.5
8.5
9
9.5
10
UK
2.5
3.5
4
5
6
6.5
7
7.5
European
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42

Men’s sizes

Suits, jackets & coats
s-m-l
xxs
xs
s
m
l
xl
xxl
Argentina
40
42
44-46
48-50
52-54
56
58
USA & UK
30
32
34-36
38-40
42
44
46
European
40
42
44-46
48-50
52-54
56
58
Japan
32
34
36-38
40-42
44-46
48
50
Trousers
Argentina
46
48
50
52
54
56
58
US
30
32
34
36
38
40
42
European
46
48
50
52
54
56
58
Shirts
Argentina
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
USA & UK
14
14.5
15
15.5
16
16.5
17
17.5
18
European
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
Shoes
Argentina
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
USA
6
7
7.5
8
8.5
9
10.5
11.5
UK
5
6
6.5
7
7.5
8
9.5
10.5
European
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45