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    Quick Question - The Golden Age For Expats In Ba

    Howdy Long time since I've been on here - I actually moved to Thailand instead of Argentina as everything sounded so bad around 2012. I still have a dream to live in BA, it will happen one day... Anyway, question: When would you guys consider was the "golden age" for expats to live in BA...
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    Internet - Does the area matter?

    Howdy folks Not sure if this is the correct forum but it's kind of related, so... Does it make a difference which area one rents in with regard to high speed and reliable internet? I am still planning on moving to BA at some point but it is essential that I have a constant and reliable...
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    Bringing 3 Computer Monitors to BA....?

    Thanks guys, all good advice. 3 monitors in a suitcase might look a bit suspect - these cost about $220 each in the UK - cheap for the quality. I suppose I could just suck up the Argentinian cost and then sell them when I leave? Would be a damn site easier than carting 3 monitors across the...
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    Internet problems :(

    Sorry to semi-hijack but what are the fastest broadband speeds one can get in BA and which are the best ISPs? The internet will be crucial to my work -thanks. Malthus101
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    Who is still coming over?

    Maybe I'm green but I have no problem wit crumbling pavements - I choose to live in East London because it's so run down and dilapidated! Warm weather -that would be great; late night coffees - great. A third the cost of London - even better! Modernization sucks..! Thanks Malthus101
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    Bringing 3 Computer Monitors to BA....?

    Hi Random sort of question - for my work, I need at least 3 x 23" monitors. I assume that buying these in BA will be ludicrously expensive (could I be wrong?) sending them over will be a total headache, therefore... I guess the only option is to bring 3 with me! Other than just wrapping them...
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    Who is still coming over?

    Hi jb5 Yes, I can imagine that would cause me to get frustrated and I feel sorry for those folks who rely on Peso income, it must be getting very tough - it's a real shame that things are no longer as they were, economies are difficult to manage, especially for Argentina. I may still come for...
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    Who is still coming over?

    Hi I am paying $1400 a month in London for a bedroom that measures 12 feet by 10.5 feet - I share with 2 other friends, they have a room each (mine is the largest by far) I can hear my neighbour (not my friends, I mean a stranger neighbour!) through my bedroom wall as it is made of particle...
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    Who is still coming over?

    Well this does make for sad reading! My plan since April has been to move to BA at the start of November, to start a new life but now everyone is leaving! Admittedly, my research at that point consisted of, "my brother said it was the most amazing part of his South American trip and BA also...
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    UK citizen wants a US dollar account in Argentina!

    Hi French Jurist No, I still have it in mind, I am going to call HSBC and ask if it's still possible. Can you tell me the benefits that you have got from having the account in Uraguay? Thanks Malthus101
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    UK citizen wants a US dollar account in Argentina!

    Hi Hepdoll Just spoke with Schwab UK, the "High Yield Investor Checking Account" is only for US citizens. It's a shame, it looks like a great facility. My search continues! Thanks.
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    UK citizen wants a US dollar account in Argentina!

    Hi Tangobob Yeah, I have US brokerage accounts already - they are easy enough to get, however a bank account isn't! Citibank looks like it could be a winner, also the other suggestion of getting a trading account that also has ATM privileges and into which I can put the money from my other US$...
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    UK citizen wants a US dollar account in Argentina!

    Hey Igor Interesting - I was wondering if any of the brokers might act a bit like a bank too! I will contact my current brokers to see if thy offer anything similar. If not, maybe I could open an eTrade account, then each month just transfer money from my other trading accounts into the...
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    UK citizen wants a US dollar account in Argentina!

    Thanks everyone, this is very helpful; Nikad - I can walk into a US bank and open an account even though I am a UK citizen without residence in the US? French Jurist - a multi-currency account eh? Do you have one? What are the benefits? I think I just read last night that Citibank does these...
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    UK citizen wants a US dollar account in Argentina!

    Thanks, good tips so far guys! Yes, ideally I would just withdraw money with a Visa card from ATMs in BA, drawing on funds back in the UK. But, my money will be generated in US trading accounts which are always dollar based. I'm trying to avoid transferring US$ to the UK, converting into £...
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