Are USD 2000 enough?

Nokas

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Hi everyone! Is this salary enough for an expat to live in BA? I mean, to rent a flat in Palermo/Barrio Norte/Retiro, travel a bit and still have some coins left to eat a nice Argentine steak once in a while and pay for tango classes? Thanks. Ana
 

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Ana,
US 2000 should be absolutely enough....
A furnished studio or 1 bedroom appartment in recoleta/palermo should set you back some Us500 to uS650, depending on characteristics, which is amongst the more expensive costs... with 600-800 dollars a month you should be ok for the rest of the costs...
 

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I think 2,000 usd is enough but I think you will have to pay more than $500 dollars for an apartment. Rents have been rising so I think more like $750-800 is realistic for something decent. Even with $1,200 a month for all the rest you will be quite comfortable.
 

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the question is what in lunfardo would be "don't count money in front of the poor". You won't be poor.
 

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Yes, It´s more than most locals make. It´s a manager´s a mid-manager´s wage by local standards.
More than enough for a (single) expat lifestyle.
 

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"Lee" said:
It all depends on your lifestyle. We pay $1700 US for monthly rent so it wouldn't be enough for us. We also eat out 2 times a day so we spend quite a bit more than $2000/month.
I spend 1k on rent and spend more then 1000 dollar a month. More like 1000 euro a month, or a bit more then 4000 peso

 

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Ana 2000 dollars is enough to rent a flat in Palermo/Barrio Norte/Retiro, travel a bit and still have some coins left to eat a nice Argentine steak once in a while and pay for tango classes.
If you want to live In Puerto Madero, or rent a luxury appartment, or eat out twcie a day ...then it might be more...
 
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