LA NACIÓN (Argentina)
BUENOS AIRES - From a consumers perspective, the Argentine capital can be the best of cities or the worst, depending on what youre in the market for.
A ticket on Buenos Aires Subte underground costs $0.50. Thats about a fifth of what the New York City subway charges. Cigarettes are cheap too: roughly $2 a pack. A 36-inch flat screen television, on the other hand, costs nearly $1,000 in Buenos Aires. The same TV goes for about $400 in the United States.
Because of inflation, the delay in the exchange rate, subsidies and import tariffs, Buenos Aires has at the same time become the worlds most expensive and cheapest city, La Nación reports.
Clothing and shoes are pricier in Buenos Aires than they are in the United States and Europe. A Polo brand leather jacket costs just shy of $2,500 in the Argentine capital, compared to $1,500 in the United States. Beef, on the other hand, is far cheaper in Buenos Aires. Top quality rib-eye steak can go for as little as $5 a pound significantly less than it would cost even in neighboring Uruguay and Brazil.
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