Has anyone lived in Recoleta, Buenos Aires? Did you have a good experience or not?

Has anyone lived in Recoleta, Buenos Aires? Did you have a good experience or not?

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  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you're a foreigner who wants to live in Buenos Aires it is the best neighborhood in the city, alongside neighbouring Palermo. Close to city center but without its filth.
    I assume you know that rent can be somewhat high and that you'll be expected to pay it in USD. I really enjoyed the area around the National Library and the British embassy. There are some newer and well-equipped buildings there, but the apartments can be a bit on the small side.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      How do you think it compares to just living in Europe? I was thinking of Barcelona especially, but ideally, somewhere people speak English as a first or second language

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        It depends a lot on what you have and what you want.
        Buenos Aires is significantly cheaper than Barcelona and Recoleta might even be safer.
        But if you want to enjoy "the local culture and people", you're done, because Porteños are complete buttholes. I can handle myself in Spanish, so I didn't have any problems, but living speaking Exclusively in English would be challenging.
        You'd probably be better off in Europe, in this case.
        Argentinian chicks are usually easier than European slags, if you're white and well-off.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          I just want to live somewhere outside the USA 330 days of the year to be eligible for the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. With that money, it pays for the traveling and more. Besides that I'd value safety, somewhere that isn't too expensive and somewhere that's inspiring with nature and architecture, and a good dating scene would be icing on the cake

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Take your time researching. For nature, Chile is leagues ahead Argentina and it's still relatively cheap.
            Look up less known places, too. Slovenia is fantastic and it's also on the cheaper side.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              Thank you. How accurate do you think this site is - https://nomadlist.com/?sort=nomad_score&order=desc

              I'm thinking of checking them all out eventually, but starting off with the countries considered safest

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                The non-asian countries look fine. I've never been to SEA and I don't intend to, so I can't say.
                In Cape Town you'd be facing seasonal water shortages and rolling blackouts, plus only some sections of the region are actually safe. Nice to visit and absurdly cheap, but I wouldn't bother living there.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah, no chance I'd live in Cape Town.

                Bangkok long stay hotels can be had for 800 dollars a month without searching too hard, and a small local meal for two dollars and a somewhat fancy Italian one for 30 dollars. So if you're kind of boring like me, you can live in Bangkok close to downtown for 1500.

                Where would you find the long stay hotels? I think I can only stay 90 days at a time. Not sure how difficult it is to stay longer. I was thinking of just rotating between a few places, maybe Bangkok, Penang, Tokyo, and Portimao

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                I don't know exactly. I serendipitously found one that charges 200 a week. So, mileage may vary without my nonchalant wandering connection with the universe.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Take your time researching. For nature, Chile is leagues ahead Argentina and it's still relatively cheap.
                Look up less known places, too. Slovenia is fantastic and it's also on the cheaper side.

                Numbeo's restaurant price index for Chile is 42.4; Slovenia is 43.5; South Africa clocks in at 34.8. By comparison, Thailand is 21 and USA is 70.8.

                Buenos Aires does get a European-style temperate climate.

                I don't know exactly. I serendipitously found one that charges 200 a week. So, mileage may vary without my nonchalant wandering connection with the universe.

                $200/week is almost USA-tier room rate, LOL. I just booked an apartment near Bang Phlat for 435 baht per night. It has a fridge, balcony and a washing machine.

                Buenos Aires is a shithole.
                Filthy, crime-ridden and to top it all off expensive.
                You're better off using BA as a launching pad to visit the rest of the country.
                The official and blue rates are comparable but you're still better off with blue. Most places accept credit cards

                There's like two big cities in the world which are not dirty, come on now.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Bangkok long stay hotels can be had for 800 dollars a month without searching too hard, and a small local meal for two dollars and a somewhat fancy Italian one for 30 dollars. So if you're kind of boring like me, you can live in Bangkok close to downtown for 1500.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Seconding that its actually kind of rare to find latin americans that speak english like at all outside of tourist areas specifically catering to gringos (which Argentina isn't).

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >portenos are buttholes
          I dont really care, because I know most portenas would bend over for my euro dick in about 2 seconds after seeing a fresh 20 dollar bill. I hope their economy tanks even farther so I can exploit them more. what a time to be alive lads.

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >a guide to the most elegant neighborhood in Buenos Aires
    >pic of the cementary
    How appropriate

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Don't want to make a new thread to clog up the board, but does this board generally recommend Buenos Aires? What have your experiences been? I'm seriously considering going for a month. But looking on the map at restaurants in Palermo they don't seem that cheap!

    Also, please redpill me on the "blue dollar." It seems Milei has brought the official rate up close to it, but is it still far off? If so, will "cuevas" accept card payments?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Buenos Aires is a shithole.
      Filthy, crime-ridden and to top it all off expensive.
      You're better off using BA as a launching pad to visit the rest of the country.
      The official and blue rates are comparable but you're still better off with blue. Most places accept credit cards

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Even Palermo? Do you recommend another city? What about somewhere like Cordoba?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >does this board generally recommend Buenos Aires? What have your experiences been?
      I really liked it, it's like going back in time, for $50 you can get a ribeye, bottle of wine, **** for an hour, and still have money left for gelato.
      >restaurants in Palermo they don't seem that cheap!
      no shit, it's one of the most expensive areas of the city where all the foreigners with money stay
      >but is it still far off?
      It was 50% higher last I checked, down from 100% higher
      >will "cuevas" accept card payments?
      No, because you could chargeback, some will trade crypto/tether though. Your card will get very close to the blue rate anyways, just make sure you aren't being charged for foreign transactions or whatever.
      >What about somewhere like Cordoba?
      It's also fine, cheaper than BA, still a city feeling, but less to do. Mendoza is smaller and more chill.

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Argentina restaurant price index is 26.8

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