I'm starting to get annoyed at this. In 2008 I rented a place in Palermo with 1 br. and a nice terrace for $800 a month, in a new building with pool. Now that apt. is up to $1200 a month (50% increase in one year!) and for $750 or $800 you can only get a basic studio with no porch. These prices are ridiculous and comparable to the US...why would I pay $1200 in Buenos Aires? I know a lot of expats are just not coming anymore and many have left. Don't the owners and agencies here realize their greed is going to make the market collapse? I'm leaving Argentina. I hope the prices will come down again soon, I'm wondering if anyone has any opinions on WHEN that might be.