a young woman travelling on her own to Argentina via Brazil
Replies: 37 - Last Post: Jun 15, 2012 12:42 PM Last Post By: Sonisska
Jun 10, 2012 4:03 AM
yeah I know - I was going to do Poland this year - and my mum said - wel, there you really have to careful and see wht your are doing! But it is where half of my family lives so I don't tend to see the country in a too cautious way.
I am looking forward to going to Brazil and Argentina though and I guess it is going to be a very special trip!
All good to all travellers, hoping to meet some cool people ony my way exploring SA!
Jun 10, 2012 10:07 AM
Jun 10, 2012 10:59 AM
Jun 10, 2012 5:14 PM
18I'm afraid you have old info about "cheap Argentina" is no longer relevant, steak are not any cheaper in Buenos Aires than Prague. Recent black market for currency makes country slightly cheaper if you play the game of chaining cash on black market, but still is far from cheap and more expensive than eg Poland or Czech.
Brazil is totally different story, is more expensive than most southern European countries like Spain, Greece, Portugal etc or even Germany in some aspects.
Just keep in mind that you've chosen the most expensive to visit in the continent and I hope you are prepared for it.
Otherwise you can still opt for visiting other, cheaper destinations or combining eg Argentina and Bolivia.
Jun 11, 2012 9:06 AM
Jun 11, 2012 9:15 AM
Jun 11, 2012 9:47 AM
21I think it's relevant anywhere. due to the fact that Brazil's amount of cattle is the biggest in the world. We have more cows than people, so you can imagine how big it is, having in mind that Brazil's population is the 5th biggest in the world.
I lived in Spain and I'm sure the meat there is more expensive and with lower quality than ours. I went to London and had similar impression: though the quality was way better than Spain, the prices were bigger than in Brazil.
Jun 11, 2012 10:48 AM
Then you are wrong
You also produce a lot of beer and it's more expensive than in most European countries...follow the facts, not assumptions
London is huge and I'm sure you didn't know the right places to buy, in UK you can great great Fillet Mignon for something close to 8-10 quid /kg, 5-6 for sirloin stake. Brazil is not cheap by any mean, and even the fact that you are one of the biggest meat producers in the world doesn't make your beef very cheap.
Jun 11, 2012 11:44 AM
Let´s follow the facts then? Have you heard about Estadao or O Estado de São Paulo?
It´s one of the most influencial newspapers in Brazil, which makes it one of the most influential in South America. So, it´s a trust fount.
Here's the price of the Fillet Mignon and other types of meat in supermarkets of 8 big metropolis of the world. The prices are per kilo, in dollars. Those numbers are from the beginning of 2011:
São Paulo 18,3
Buenos Aires 13,45
Cidade do México 23,13
Nova York 45,3
São Paulo 12,37
Buenos Aires 10,22
Cidade do México 9,97
Nova York 28,87
Contra filé sem osso
São Paulo 12,86
Buenos Aires 11,57
Cidade do México 10,23
Nova York 26,3
Acém / coxão duro
São Paulo 6,78
Buenos Aires 6,13
Cidade do México 4,86
Nova York 9,53
Jun 11, 2012 11:46 AM
Jun 11, 2012 11:58 AM
Jun 11, 2012 12:14 PM
Jun 11, 2012 1:43 PM
27If the prices are in dollars then I was right and fillen mignong is cheaper in UK. I lived there for few years, you can believe me or the paper, I don't care. It goes for around 10 GBP and that's around $15. Premium quality can cost as high as 15 GBP, but not more than that.
You just need to know the good butcher.
You can also get meat much cheaper (as much as 50%) of the quoted prices in London or NY.
If $18 for Sao Paulo is true it's incredibly expensive taking into account all the beef you produce and once again proves my claim.
It goes for $5 in Bolivia.
Jun 11, 2012 2:14 PM
28Are you joking?
It´s all in the same coin, so you can compare the prices equally.
And if you can find better prices in London or anywhere else, you may take in consideration that a brazilian can manage to find better prices in São Paulo, Rio or other cities here.
There's no argue, it's cheaper and that's it.
Good luck eating meat in Bolivia!
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