Wanna have some fun? Check these prices out and give thanks they are not for you.

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PEU said:
Now you know why I never purchased a single flashlight in Argentina :)


Pablo
We should get some kind of tax exemption just for living here. Like in a disaster area or something. :ohgeez::sick2:
 

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you already have the 4th lowest gasoline prices in the world (according to some report that could be complete BS) - would you rather pay $50 more for a flashlight once, or $20 more every time you fill your tank with gas?
 

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myk said:
you already have the 4th lowest gasoline prices in the world (according to some report that could be complete BS) - would you rather pay $50 more for a flashlight once, or $20 more every time you fill your tank with gas?
Let me spare you the effort. If you're going to compare the relative costs and advantages between the USA and Argentina, you're gonna loose big time. Its like comparing Rome to the poorest province in the times of the Empire. Sure, steak is cheap here, but when you raise your head and look around, you wanna weep like a little girl. Take my word, you can't win this one.

:thumbsdow
 

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Raptor# said:
I dont know what the matter, compared to german prices thats pretty cheap.

Just found a gladius on german ebay for 249,00 € - thats roughly 323 $.

Aahhh . . ., but the standard of living is about 1/6 of the American. I bet the German SOL is equivalent to the American or higher.
 

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Jorge Banner said:
Let me spare you the effort. If you're going to compare the relative costs and advantages between the USA and Argentina, you're gonna loose big time. Its like comparing Rome to the poorest province in the times of the Empire. Sure, steak is cheap here, but when you raise your head and look around, you wanna weep like a little girl. Take my word, you can't win this one.

:thumbsdow

I'm having a hard time understanding whether you think the cost of living is cheaper in BA or not. I've heard that BA is ultra cheap for tourism in comparison to most US cities. Is that true? I'm thinking of heading there for the food if nothing else.
 

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Jorge Banner said:
Let me spare you the effort. If you're going to compare the relative costs and advantages between the USA and Argentina, you're gonna loose big time. Its like comparing Rome to the poorest province in the times of the Empire. Sure, steak is cheap here, but when you raise your head and look around, you wanna weep like a little girl. Take my word, you can't win this one.

Not trying to start an argument - have never been to Argentina and actually know very little (next to nothing) about the country - my apologies for an unfair comparison

you do have 3 of the things that I require neccessary for a country:

steak
flashaholics
the internet

was planning on visiting a cousin in chile at some point, is argentina worth visiting also/on the way, or would you not reccomend it for an american?

would be flying to EZE on frequent flier miles and buying a ticket to santiago (like $120 round trip)
 
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curtis22 said:
I'm having a hard time understanding whether you think the cost of living is cheaper in BA or not. I've heard that BA is ultra cheap for tourism in comparison to most US cities. Is that true? I'm thinking of heading there for the food if nothing else.
Without making this too complicated (more that it is) consider the following: you earn about 1/6 of your American counterpart and a SureFire L4 costs U$S 280. That'll give you some idea.

Buenos Aires IS ultra cheap if you come with Dollars because you can get 3 (and a few cents), Pesos for Dollar and the standard of living, relative, is quite lower, so you're not going to believe how cheap will the food be, for instance. You can get a nice dinner for U$S 15 or less.
 

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myk said:
Not trying to start an argument - have never been to Argentina and actually know very little (next to nothing) about the country - my apologies for an unfair comparison

you do have 3 of the things that I require neccessary for a country:

steak
flashaholics
the internet

was planning on visiting a cousin in chile at some point, is argentina worth visiting also/on the way, or would you not reccomend it for an american?

would be flying to EZE on frequent flier miles and buying a ticket to santiago (like $120 round trip)
There aren't that many flashaholics. And as to lights, almost nothing. And the little that can be had goes for so much money that few people buy it, like Pablo said.

The food will seem to you that it is given away for free, if you come with Dollars and from an American standard of living.

As an American you will have no trouble at all. There are plenty of Americans working here, and plenty of American tourists, too. This IS really cheap for visitors.
 

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nikon said:
Nice music on that website. Anyone know what it is?

Arkayne said:
I was about to ask the same. It sounds like music from the movie Children of Men.

It's "Gortoz A Ran - J'Attends - Denez Prigent & Lisa Gerrard", they are probably playing it cause it's from the OST of Black Hawk Down. If you like it, you maybe also should check out the OST of Gladiator, also featuring Lisa Gerrard, made by Hans Zimmer who also made the soundtrack to Black Hawk Down, and both pictures are directed by Ridley Scott. You get the picture.
 
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Buenos Aires is a great city to visit and Argentina is a great country. They are having their problems, but that does not take away from the quality of the people or country.
 

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I would like to visit Argentina some time, especially to see the Iguazu Falls :rock: Niagara, eat your heart out :D

Jan
 
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