Argentina Budget

PLEASE NOTE: This page is not yet complete as we will return to Argentina for two weeks in March, visiting Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, and Mendoza.

Total Amount Spent in Argentina: 7,388.88 pesos ($2218.88)

Exchange Rate: $1 = 3.33 Argentinian Pesos

Number of Days Spent in Argentina: 20 (Nov. 21-23, 2008; Dec. 3-20, 2008)

Average Per Day Spending: 369.44 pesos ($110.94)


  • Transportation: 2751 pesos ($826.13)
  • Accommodations: 1934 pesos ($580.78)
  • Food: 1366.38 pesos ($410.32)
  • Activities: 1154 pesos ($346.55)
  • Shopping: 153.50 pesos ($46.10)
  • Communications (Phone & Internet): 6 pesos ($1.80)
  • Laundry: 24 pesos ($7.21)


  • Car Rental to Perito Merino Glacier plus gas: 250 pesos (split 5-ways, so our share: 50 pesos)
  • Full-Day Ice Hiking in El Chalten with Senac: 300 pesos
  • Peninsula Valdez Tour with Alora Viaggio: 200 pesos
  • Admission to Cordoba Art Museums: 3 pesos
  • Icecream (2 scoops in a large cone): from 3 pesos in Cordoba to 10 pesos in El Calafate
  • Bottle of Good Wine: 12 pesos
  • Steak Dinner for Two at Viejo Jack: 55 pesos
  • Hostel: from 80 pesos in Salta to 140 pesos in Puerto Madryn
  • Cama-Class Bus from Puerto Madryn to Cordoba (18 hours): 281 pesos

One Reply to “Argentina Budget”

  1. Thanks for linking to my site. And congrats on your trip!! I am in Colombia, returning to the DC area in late February. It has been amazing, and I’m sure you’re having a great time too.

    I like the more detailed way you’re breaking down costs, and giving sample prices. Kudos! I think this data is almost the best thing we can offer back to people planning future trips, though the whole economic turmoil has made the currencies go crazy.

    Chau from Medellin

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