Monday, July 1, 2013
Argentine Product Pricing Comparison 2013
One of the things that may surprise tourists and expats when they step foot in Argentina are the prices. While some items are relatively cheap, others, like toys and electronics are a bit more This would explain why I haven't seen a Toys R Us around here. It probably wouldn't make any money from locals.
I was honestly floored by the prices during my first few weeks here, but after doing the conversion from Argentine pesos to U.S. dollars, I realized other items, such as food, are relatively affordable.
The price conversion you see in this entry are based on the Argentine peso vs U.S. dollar ratio as of July 1st, 2013.
So, here are a few items. Take a look for yourself, and let me know what you think. I'll be monitoring the prices and posting updated comparisons over the next few years.
Trix Cereal = 26.75 Argentine Pesos = 4.97 USD
Ham and Cheese Sandwich – 46.90 Argentine Pesos = 8.71 USD
Power Rangers Action Figure = 369.00 Argentine Pesos = 68.52 USD
Doll House Sets – 320.00 Argentine Pesos = 59.42 USD
Hello Kitty – 189.00 Argentine Pesos = 35.00 USD
Ben 10 Book Bag – 409.00 Argentine Pesos = 75.95 USD
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