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Travel advise: payments in Argentina
Jet off well-informed to Argentina. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in Argentina.
Major credit and debit cards are accepted for payments in international hotels and large shopping malls. In general, all downtown malls in Buenos Aires and other main cities in Argentina will accept international debit and credit cards.
British cards may not work on some Argentinian payment terminals. This is especially the case for smaller supermarkets and shops, and for vendors in suburbs, small cities and more remote places. Vendors may also require a minimum amount before they accept payments by card, to cover the card fees.
Some British banks may charge for international card payments. In addition your bank's ARS to GBP exchange rate may not be so good. This is how banks make money. Before using your bank card for payments in Argentina it's certainly a good idea to contact your bank. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious.
Yes, especially if you plan to travel around in Argentina. Cash is still the most popular means of payment in Argentina.
Many shops in suburbs and small cities will only accept cash payments. This is also the case for green grocers, butchers, newspaper stands, street food vendors and candy stores.
American Dollar banknotes are widely accepted for payments in downtown Buenos Aires and other touristic cities. Some downtown shops will accept Brazilian Reais as well.
A coffee in a local cafe will cost 70-100 pesos. A three-course meal in a mid-range restaurant costs between 500 and 800 pesos.
Food is genuinely cheap compared to food prices in the UK. Argentinian steak is great value for money at less than half the cost of one in Britain, and it's fresh.
Tips are an important part of the staff's income. In Argentina's restaurants and cafes, all customers are expected to leave a tip in cash, no matter if the bill was paid in cash or by card.
Tips are usually in the 5% to 10% range but can be more if the service was exceptional. It's considered rude if you don't leave a tip.
Banknotes in Argentina
Two sets of ARS banknotes are circulating alongside each other: The 3rd series features portraits of national heroes including Manuel Belgrano and Evita Peron. The 4th series features animals living in Argentina and has a vertical design.
Banknotes in circulation are $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $200, $500 and $1000. Don't accept banknotes of $2 and $1 since these have been replaced by coins.
High inflation has wiped away much of the value of the Argentine Peso over the past years. As a result new higher denomination banknotes were introduced. The smaller banknotes remain in circulation and are often quite worn out and sometimes dirty. Wash your hands often.
Coins in Argentina
Argentinian coins range from 5 centavos (0.05 pesos) to 2 pesos. Did you get back from Argentina with some leftover coins? Our sister company Leftover Currency can help you to exchange Argentine Peso coins back to cash.
Argentina's currency import and export regulations
There are no restrictions on the import or export of Argentine Pesos into and from Argentina. However if the value exceeds the equivalent of $10,000 USD you should make a declaration. It is prohibited to export foreign currency from Argentina if the value is over the equivalent of $10,000 USD.
Ordering Argentine Pesos online
Order Argentine Pesos online and have them delivered fast and securely to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy Argentine Pesos online.
Selling back Argentine Pesos
If you have Argentine Pesos to sell, follow this link to exchange Argentine Pesos to Pounds, click on 'sell currency' and select 'ARS Argentine Peso'. We'll pay good rates for your leftover Argentine Pesos.