Travelling to Argentina


#1

Hi I’m going to Argentina for a holiday and would like some advice on the following please:

  1. Should pay with Revolut? If so should I put dollars or sterling on the card?
  2. Will I get charged by banks for making ATM withdrawals? If so broadly how much ? I understand that Revolut doesn’t charge for taking out up to $200?
  3. Any of other advice regarding how not to get ripped off !

Thanks

Julian


#2

Hey @Zonda99 :slight_smile:

Whichever you choose will be fine.
Keep in mind that if there’s a conversion involved during weekends, a 0.5% fee will be charged during weekends only (but still it might be more beneficial).

Depends on the ATM owner. You should be informed beforehand.

Or equivalent. Right.

Always choose to be charged in the local currency and refuse any conversion offer :wink:


#3

Any advice on whether it’s cheaper for me to put dollars or sterling on my card ?


#4

There is no real answer to this, i would just hold my base currency.


#5

Will the vendors always offer me the option of local currency ?


#6

You can always pay in ARS in Argentina, but most places do also accept USD and a few more, Brazilian, Uruguayan or Euro bank notes.

Usually prices in USD match or beat ARS prices, as most people prefer to save money in USD.