Buenos Aires Public Transport’s Decade Of Triple-Digit Fare Increases

Patrick Archer average prices, ba government, buenos aires events, lifestyle

With another round of fare increases on the horizon for both Buenos Aires taxis and subways, which mode of public transportation has seen the largest fare hike over the past decade? The initial fee or la bajada de bandera (lowering the flag) for a BA taxi was $1.44 pesos in 2004. That fee rose to $1.60 the following year, $3.10 …

Buenos Aires Street Parking Rates Will Rise 300% Next Year

Patrick Archer ba government, buenos aires events, real estate

The cost of  parking on the street in several Capital Federal neighborhoods will surge over 300% next year when proposed legislation from the Government of the City of Buenos Aires wins approval. The new measure, which was debated last week in the legislature’s Transit and Transportation Committee, will extend the new progressive metered street parking system currently in force in Microcentro to …

Argentines Now Paying 40% More At The Grocery Store

Patrick Archer competitiveness, lifestyle

Argentina finds itself alone atop a new regional ranking of Latin America…unfortunately this one is not for tourism growth or FIFA standings. Argentines are paying almost 40% more at the supermarket today compared to a year ago, the highest year-over-year increase for any country in the region. “Record Latino” is how Cronista summarizes the findings from Kantar Worldpanel’s report “Latin …

Buenos Aires Real Estate Costs A Fraction of NYC, Paris And Now…Even Brazil

Patrick Archer aruba, average prices, competitiveness, foreign investment, global rankings, real estate

But don’t take our word for it. This report comes from the Jornal Florianopolis in the Southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina. The article written by Beatriz Thielmann of Jornal Floripa was intended to emphasize just how expensive real estate in Brazil is today, especially in Rio and Sao Paulo. The headline, Real Estate in Sao Paulo and Rio de …

Wine Spectator Discovers The “Wonderfulness” of Buenos Aires

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, lifestyle, tourism, wine & vineyards

American wine critic and Wine Spectator contributing editor Matt Kramer arrives in Buenos Aires for a three-month stay and wastes little time getting to know the food & wine delights of his newly adopted barrio of Palermo Soho. Kramer authored several Making Sense of Wine books and coined a term “somewhereness” in describing a wine’s character. Prior to his departure, …