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aleksandra brkic
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Username: Aleksandra

Post Number: 1
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 5:30 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hola!
My name is Aleksandra and Iím architecture student from Bosnia and Herzegovina. I got the opportunity to visit Argentina throught students exchange programme arranged by IAESTE ( International Asociation for the Excange of Students for Technical Experience).
I will be working on National University in San Juan. My lodging will be arranged by employer, I will also have free meals in students restaurant and monthly paycheck of 400pesos. Can anybody PLEASE explain it to me what 400pesos means in terms of living in Argentina. What will I be able to afford to myself with that money, and how much money per month should I bring with me in order to be able to travel a litle bit throught Argentina.
Please, please help
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Roberto
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Username: Admin

Post Number: 1151
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 10:53 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Aleksandra, it will be better for someone living in San Juan or Mendoza to answer this but generally speaking you can stretch funds better in the provinces than in the city of Buenos Aires (capital federal). Although 400 pesos is not much given the inflation in the last year or so you may be able to get by as lodge and meals are out of the picture. Many argentines have learned to live cheaply. But I suggest that you bring a little money reserve with you, just in case.
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luciano pereira
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Username: Luciano

Post Number: 20
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 1:55 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

http://www.economist.com/markets/indicators/displa ystory.cfm?story_id=8649005

do your own math with the bigmac index it's a great way to compare economies fast and easy

Some prices:
cafe / small latte: $2 to $3 pesos
modest but nice place full meal without alcoholic drink: $10 to $20
Bus: from 80 cent to $2
photocopy: from 5 to 15 cents depending in quantity
cibercafe hour (computer plus internet): from 2 to 6

technical books (mc graw hill, prentice, etc) are VERY expensive maybe you can expand your money bringing some used here ;)

It's short money but enough for studying purposes if you are creative


San Juan or Mendoza have very good wines and at very affordable prices, IMHO some of the very best wines of the world specially in mendoza maybe if you want to make your money bigger you can bought a couple of bootles for a very low price
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Roberto
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Username: Admin

Post Number: 1152
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 2:05 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Luciano, I heard that in Buenos Aires some prices have gone up substantially due to "desabastecimiento". All because price controls. Is it true that a loaf of bread is around $8 pesos? Are "gondolas" without milk these days? Just curious about what is going on...
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luciano pereira
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Username: Luciano

Post Number: 21
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 2:38 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

No it's not true at all, for instance a KILO (lot of bread ;) ) is around u$s 1, in buenos aires maybe more in a boutique place and maybe half outside city.

Dairy products are another thing, there are a very complex structure of costs and profits in the distribution chain that makes now that in some big cities exists a temporary shortage of milk for instance: when i say shortage i mean that they only sell 4 litres per person per buyand maybe some premium lines from certain brands are not that present. This situation is related with taxes, macroeconomical and political issues.
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Julieta Durante
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Username: Just_ba

Post Number: 6
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 2:42 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Roberto: Yes we have an incredible "desabastecimiento" at this days, I buy "la serenisima" and if you dont go early to the supermarket you canīt find it!, the bread is around 6 or 8 pesos, depending of the place. Now i dont find the cheese that i regularly buy!, This is a mess!!!
But you know how the "Argentino" is: We are used to the disaster.
So, i dont know where you live, but im sure that you are in a better place!
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Roberto
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Username: Admin

Post Number: 1153
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 3:06 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I am in the US. Hopefully, some of the smart minds down there will prevail.
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luciano pereira
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Username: Luciano

Post Number: 22
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 3:55 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

This can help you to understand the serenisima issue:


http://www.laopinion-rafaela.com.ar/opinion/2005/0 7/27/c572764.htm

http://www.pagina12.com.ar/diario/suplementos/cash /30-2005-07-31.html

http://www.todoagro.com.ar/todoagro2/nota.asp?id=5 494
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luciano pereira
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Username: Luciano

Post Number: 23
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 4:21 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

About Bread:

http://www.eplatenses.com.ar/notas/verNoticia.phtm l/html/268514110/
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luciano pereira
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Username: Luciano

Post Number: 24
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 5:25 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Bread Price Proof

http://www.cotodigital.com.ar

PD: You have a 15% discount if you pay with credit card

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