How to Change Dollars – Euros and How to Use your Credit and Debit Card in Argentina

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  1. Please note as an update, the ATM use fee PER TRANSACTION in Argentina charged by the two major networks, BANELCO and LINK as of December, 2017 is AR$175, about 10 U.S. Dollars plus a bit. This fee is charged regardless of what type of card you use, and regardless of the amount you withdraw. Each withdrawal is limited, generally to a maximum of 3000 pesos. These fees are in addition to any fees for service or conversion your card issuer may charge. I never use the ATMs except in emergencies. Having had one recently, my next exhange rate was about 16.48 pesos to the dollar with a minimum published rate of 17.26 … YES! I got hurt badly!

    • I agree with Long time ex pat. We did not bring much USD due to Macri deregulating the peso. Also, it is shocking how cash based this country is! I still would visit here IN A SECOND. We are getting hit with the ATM fees but this country is just so dang beautiful!! Small price to pay.

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