i'd be careful in extrapolating too much here. the cultural differences between argentina and chile are significant. for example, on the index of economic freedom, chile ranks 11 (just 2 below the usa at 9) while argentina is 138. similarly, on the corruption expectation index, chile ranks 22 (slightly above the usa at 24) while argentina is 100. those are huge differences - please don't tar chile with argentina's problems.
except that what the OP writes is what i experience anytime i want to pay for something with my SRL, renew my DNI, etc.... the cultural differences are of course vast, but in terms of government bureaucracy - they are strikingly similar.
Yeah, but Argentina's a lot more lively. :-) I'd definitely do my startup there if my goal were anything that could be described by the words "lifestyle business" or "work-life balance". Come to think of it, that is my goal. See you in Buenos Aires.