Buenos Aires A population of 2 9 million does not exactly make Buenos Aires rank among the world s most populous cities Notably though the Porteños as the citizens of Argentina s capital call themselves live in an area of merely 202 square kilometers Consequent ly with a population density of 14 308 res idents per square kilometer Buenos Aires surpasses megacities such as São Paulo 7 400 and Mexiko City 6 000 Traffic in the capital of tango is ty pical of metropolitan areas chaotic and noisy Tourists are well advised to avoid getting actively involved in it in rental cars The city buses called Colectivos offer the best means of public transportation The 150 lines operated by private compa nies are heavily frequented due to cheap tickets an extensive network and schedu led all night service On the downside the city suffers from considerable air and noise pollution which is actually in stark contrast to its name Buenos Aires which means good air A public transit alternative to avoid the ubiquitous traffic jams is the Subterráneos subway system that was opened in 1913 and operates six lines co vering a total distance of 52 3 kilometers Graffiti and sculptures enhance the natural drabness of quite a few metro stops Tou rists should beware though that none of the cars are air conditioned Enhancement of urban lifestyle The risk of getting lost while trying to move around Buenos Aires has been mi nimized by the BA Cómo llego app The navigator indicates the optimum route on a smartphone New in the city though re latively widespread already are rental bike stations However exploring the surroun dings on a bicycle takes a little courage as not every street has bike lanes taxis operate in Buenos Aires clearly more than in New York City 12 000 the place commonly presumed to have the largest fleet is the cost of a bus or train ticket in Buenos Aires expressed in euros 40 000 25 cents 33

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