How to Save Money in Buenos Aires?

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How to Save Money in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is a top destination in South America and receives flights from many parts of the world.

If you are planning to visit the city, and want to save money, check out some suggestions and information that will help you.

Suggestions to Save Money in Buenos Aires

1. Participate in a Free Walking Tour

Participate in Free Walking ToursHow to Save Money in Buenos Aires – Photo Credit: Hector Salinas

As in many cities in Europe, in Buenos Aires, it is possible to participate in free guided tours.

It is an excellent way to find out information about the history and culture of the country, and it is also possible to meet people from different parts of the world.

Related Free Tours:

Related Paid Tours:

The city also has free attractions and sights such as the Caminito, Recoleta, and Puerto Madero areas, the Floralis Genérica, and San Telmo Market, among others.

2. Shop Food for Lunch in Supermarkets, “Kioks”

Shopping in SupermarketsHow to Save Money in Buenos Aires – Photo Credit: Eduardo Soares

Another excellent way to save money is to do some shopping for snacks in supermarkets.

To check the closest supermarket option to your hotel or apartment, use Google Maps.

Read also: Supermarkets in Buenos Aires: What to Buy and Prices

3. Enjoy Outdoor Activities

Enjoying Outdoor ActivitiesHow to Save Money in Buenos Aires – Photo Credit: Benjamin Rascoe

Buenos Aires offers numerous parks and green areas, and during the summer months, Argentines love to get together with friends to drink mate, exercise, or relax.

Since the spaces are free, enjoying the parks is a good way to save money and still interact with the locals.

4. Optimize the Itinerary on Foot

Optimizing the Itinerary on FootCasa Rosada in Buenos Aires – Photo Credit: Edgardo Ibarra

Buenos Aires is a flat city, and optimizing your itinerary so that you visit the attractions by walking without the need for cabs or public transportation is another way to save money.

Examples of Routes to do on Foot:

  • Obelisco + Calle Florida + Retiro
  • Casa Rosada + Puerto Madero
  • Recoleta Cemetery + Floraris Genérica + Fine Arts Museum

If you have already decided on the attractions you plan to visit, use Google Maps, and allocate all the nearby sights to visit by day.

5. Search for Hotels and Budget Accommodations

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Buenos Aires has countless options of hotels, accommodations, and apartments for all kinds of pockets.

Affordable Apartments in Buenos Aires:

  • 8 Beautiful Apartments for Rent in Palermo
  • 7 Beautiful Apartments to Rent in Recoleta

Budget Hotels in Buenos Aires:

For more accommodation options, check out this article 12 great budget hotels in Buenos Aires.

6. Research the Most Economical Date to Travel

Saving Money in Buenos AiresHow to Save Money in Buenos Aires

If you have not yet bought your airline ticket and are flexible on dates, be sure to consult the “When to Travel” tool, so you can see the month that offers the most economical date to travel.

  • Airfare from São Paulo to Buenos Aires from $302
  • Airfare from New York to Buenos Aires from $964
  • Airfare from Atlanta to Buenos Aires from $943
  • Airfare from London to Buenos Aires from $1,124
  • Airfare from Madrid to Buenos Aires from $727

Click to Search and Compare Airfare Prices from Various Destinations

Note: The prices mentioned above are subject to change.

7. Exchange USD to Argentine Pesos in Argentina or Online

Saving Money in Buenos AiresHow to Save Money in Buenos Aires – Photo Credit: Tech Daily

With the devaluation of the Argentine Peso, Western Union is the best option for sending money online and withdrawing it in Argentina at the Blue Rate.

Another option is to change money in the Microcentro area at one of the many exchange houses.

8. Save with Souvenirs

Saving Money in Buenos AiresHow to Save Money in Buenos Aires – Photo Credit: Christian von Koenig

If you are the kind of traveler who, even if you are saving money, like shopping, it is worth buying alfajores and wines in the supermarkets and visiting the outlets of Buenos Aires.

In the Caminito area, you can also find great souvenir options.

Featured Photo by Nicolás Flor

Book Your Trip

Book Your Accommodation and Flight

Book your hotel and flight with Booking.com as they consistently provide the cheapest and lowest rates.

Book a Train Ticket

Check the train routes and schedules with OmioOmio is a travel search engine, which compares and combines transport options for complete flexibility.

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