Currency

Argentine peso (AR$)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than US$60

  • Dorm bed: US$15–22
  • Double room in good budget hotel: US$65
  • Cheap main dish: under US$11

Midrange: US$60–200

  • Three-star hotel room: US$75–150
  • Average main dish: US$10–16
  • Four-hour bus ticket: US$30

Top End: More than US$200

  • Five-star hotel room: US$165+
  • Fine main dish: over US$17
  • Taxi trip across town: US$12

Bargaining

Unlike many other South American countries, bargaining is generally not the norm in Argentina.

Money

Currency-exchange places are along Av Victoria Aguirre downtown. If you've got Brazilian reals, you're much better off changing them in Brazil or buying services with them here rather than changing at official rates.

Macro Has an ATM.