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  • USD 1,400 a month is enough to live outside a city and outside Buenos Aires at the moment, especially for a single person who is living a relatively modest life. If you have a means to exchange at the blue rate (or close), that $1400 is around 240,000 - 250,000 pesos... vastly more than the avrage Argentine earns, and probably upper middle class in rural areas. One problem is, Argentina's economy can quickly change. $1400 has not always been enough since I have been living here. If things were t…
  • I agree, simply because things can change and that 1400 USD would look very small. However, right now, it is not very small in Argentina, even factoring in all the expenses you discuss. Again, it is around 250,000 pesos per month at a blue exchange. That is massive amounts of monthly income in Argentina and in a rural town outside of BA, you may be seen as rich with that kind of income. Even in CABA, 250,000 pesos a month is much more than the average salary.
  • It is not very complicated to do a Western Union transaction, and you will not bemoan it at all when you are getting the blue rate (or close to it) instead of the official rate. Security is something you probably will not need to worry about if you are planning on living rurally. It is a big problem in the provinicial barrios around Capital and can be in Capital itself depending where you spend time. Unfortunately, most of the news these days is dominated by someone who has been killed by a moto…