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the (low?) cost of living (in Argentina)

 
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Alex42



Joined: 14 Jun 2004
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Location: Salta, Argentina

PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2004 4:56 pm    Post subject: the (low?) cost of living (in Argentina) Reply with quote

I'm thinking of travelling around Argentina for a while before I begin my teaching work, but as the economy isn't so good I was wondering if the prices in the guidebooks are to be trusted.

So what I'd like to know is:

How much for a hostel bed for a night?

How much is a decent meal?

And most importantly, how much for a beer? And how much beer do you get? (I bet it doesn't come in pints.)

Any help you can give would be... er... very helpful!

Cheers:-)

Alex
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2 over lee



Joined: 07 Sep 2004
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Location: www.specialbrewman.blogspot.com

PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

6 US a bed a night breakfast internet included.

Beer comes in a Kosh( spelling?) something akin to a handle, havent been to bar, but litre bottle of beer costs 1Us. Basically Im spaending 100US a week thats cheap. Maybe its cheaper than Asia but I certainly feel more at home here.
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matttheboy



Joined: 01 Jul 2003
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Location: Valparaiso, Chile

PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The latest Rough Guide South America and LP S AM on a Shoestring are both pretty much up to date. Travel wise (including transport, hostels, activities etc) you'll probably spend around 400-500 a month, maybe more maybe less depending on how much you eat and drink out. A dorm bed in a hostel costs 3.50 in BsAs, less away from the city, a huge steak and chips about 3, lunch specials and pasta under 2 and a good bottle of wine under 2. Bus travel is the best way to get around and costs, for example, about 18 to get to Iguazu and 16 to Mendoza.

And beer doesn't come in pints unfortunately. You can get half litre glasses but the beer is all pissy lager...oh for a decent pint of bitter or even just a london pride...
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Alex42



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Location: Salta, Argentina

PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, London Pride's not so bad! Thanks for your info anyway. I'm looking forward to striding into a bar and ordering a kosh of pissy lager...
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matttheboy



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's just that i know one of the the owners of Fullers' Breweries and hate to think that every time i buy a pint of London Pride i'm adding to that moron's ridiculous wealth!
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