My partner and I will be travelling to Argentina by the end of the year, spending two weeks in multiple locations, including Buenos Aires, El Calafate and Ushuaia. We have all accomodations booked and paid in advance, so we'll only need pesos for food and a few minor expenses.
I read many questions and articles related to bringing vs withdrawing money in the country, however most are from 2016 or earlier, and the local situation is evolving quickly as far as economy in general, and inflation in particular, are concerned. (current rate is 1 EUR <-> 41 ARS at the time this question was written).
We have several options, which one would have the lowest fees :
- withdraw pesos at local ATMs (are they still limited to ~$2500/day ?)
- pay all expenses with credit card (Visa)
- bring USD / EUR and change at cuevas
- set up a money transfer (Xoom or equivalent) before departing, pick it up on arrival