Argentina and the bluedollar exchange rate

4x4tripping

Adventurer


In 2015 I had already reported in my South America travel blog about how much the blue dollar had improved my travel budget in Argentina.

The following example quickly shows that there is a lot of money at stake if you change over accordingly.

Official exchange rate: 1`000 USD = 8`812 Peso
Street exchange rate: 1`000 USD = 15`102 Peso according to https://bluedollar.net/ (at 16 Dezember 2020)

Of course, it is not for everyone to follow the often rather sleazy guys in the shopping streets of the city centers with their "Calling Cambio, US dollars" into a back yard to change cash worth 1,000 USD.

Today you have much more relaxed options with Western Union:

Article: https://www.4x4tripping.com/2020/12/argentinien-und-der-blue-dollar.html?m=0

There is a language Switch to the right ;-) We can only hope that we will soon be able to travel relaxed again.

Drink a beer on me, if you was able to save some additinal bucks!

4x4tripping

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roving1

Well-known member
Western Union has blocked me trying to send money to myself twice as fraud. Once closing my entire account. Cool info but I wouldn't pee on WU if they were on fire at this point lol.
 

4x4tripping

Adventurer
Western Union has blocked me trying to send money to myself twice as fraud. Once closing my entire account. Cool info but I wouldn't pee on WU if they were on fire at this point lol.
Oh, when did that happen to you? At which year?

And which country you was in, as it happens?

4x4tripping
 

roving1

Well-known member
Oh, when did that happen to you? At which year?

And which country you was in, as it happens?

4x4tripping
2016 In Sao Bernado do Campo Brazil. 2018 in Toluca Mexico. In Mexico they banned my account log in entirely and after waiting on hold for couple of days they basically told me to pound sand and call back when I was home in the US to try and fix the issue. Gave up on them entirely after that.
 
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