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The Low Down on Argentine Currency

Currency:

Argentine Pesos

Currency code:

ARS

Central Bank:

Central Bank of the Argentine Republic

Currency symbol:

$

Currency sub unit:

¢ (centivo)

Bank notes:

5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1,000 pesos

Coins:

5, 10, 25, 50 centavos, 1 peso, 2, 5 pesos




The Argentine Peso is the official currency of Argentina. It is identified by the same dollar symbol as with Australian and the USA, although the exchange rate is independent from these locations. Each peso is subdivided into 100 centavos.


The term ‘Peso’ is derived from Spanish origins, meaning ‘weight’ and the term can be traced back to the colonial times to refer to the Spanish coin, equivalent to a value of eight reales. The peso form a part of the national currencies in most South American countries including Chile, Columbia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Uruguay as well as Cuba and Philippines.


Between June 15th, 1985 and December 31st 1991, the official currency of Argentina was the Argentine Austral. This Peso was reintroduced to increase stability in the economy at the time due to the Austral experiencing hyperinflation.


Learn more about the AUD to ARS Exchange Rate and its economical influences.



What to spend your Argentine pesos on:

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    Cappuccino

    52.82 ARS *

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    1 km taxi ride

    8.75 ARS *

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    Average meal cost

    200 ARS *

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    3 course meal for 2

    737.54 ARS *

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    Bottle of water

    27.72 ARS *

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Must-sees in Argentina

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  • Buenos Aires
  • The capital city of Argentina. Located in the centre of the city is the Plaza De Mayo and lined with 19th century buildings including the iconic presidential palace, Casa Rosada.
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  • Puerto Iguazu
  • Take a day to embrace natural wonders at the Iguazu National Park, with hundreds of cascading waterfalls and home to the Perito Moreno Glaciers
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  • Mendoza
  • Heart of Argentina’s wine country, numerous bodegas and known for its Malbecs and other red wines.

Buying Argentine pesos Online is Easy

Simply order your Argentine pesos online to lock in the rate, then choose to collect at your local store, at the airport before you fly, or get it delivered to your home!

  • 1. Click the ‘Buy Argentine Peso Now’ button below
  • And tell us how much you need for your trip.

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Get your currency home-delivered or choose to collect at more than 3,600 pick up locations.

  • 3. Pay online
  • Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!

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If buying online is not your thing, visit your nearest Travelex store around and one of our friendly sales consultants will help you organise your real for your trip to Argentina.

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Travelling to Argentina in the Future?

Travelling to Argentina in the Future?

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FAQs Relating to Argentine Currenc

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  • Does Argentina accept credit cards?

    Major credit cards (Visa, AMEX, Mastercard) are accepted in Argentina, however, it is wise to bring cash with you and use credit cards when travelling from abroad for peace of mind.

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Easy to order and collect..

Easy to order and collect... never an issue

Mark

Excellent service all around from the…

Excellent service all around from the ordering to the lovely person at the Travelex branch to receive the order. Order arrived ahead of time at the branch and collection was entirely painless. I had trouble initially seeing on the website that I had missed a required field in the form was the only minor glitch in the process, due to the colouring of the submit button it looked like the form was ready to submit when it wasn't however reading top to bottom would have helped in the first place. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this service to others.

Dustin J

Super easy

Super easy, money ready early and service was great in store. Lady even offered to swap over bigger notes for small.

Candice

Easy and efficient

The whole process was so easy

YS

Easy to use no problems

Easy to use no problems. Rates are reasonable ,so you know what you are up for before you travel. A bonus is you are able to cash out any left overs.

e hickling

Very Convenient

I ordered on line the amount, currency and where I want to pick up. Was easy, delivered on time and good exchange rates.

Richo

Easy

Very easy to order online and was ready to collect within 2 days

Joanne

Excellent

Had no problems when overseas in October and have recommended our friends to use travelex on our next trip in May

James Frederick Fletcher

The online method of ordering foreign…

The online method of ordering foreign currency is very simple to use. Paying by B Pay and collecting the foreign currency at a convenient location is also a great feature.

James

Everything was great except the…

Everything was great except the delivery date by the contractor. I asked for a particular date when I was going to be home but the delivery contractor's email indicated they were going to deliver on a different day. I complained to Travelex and fortunately they were able to get the package removed from the delivery van and then re-delivered on the day that I was home.

Marilyn

very helpful

very helpful

Troy Clauss

The service was efficient and easy to…

The service was efficient and easy to organise and then collect.

Carol Elizabeth King

Easy and efficient Great being able to…

Easy and efficient Great being able to collect money close to home

Esther Linnett

Easy to organise and collect

Easy to organise and collect. A detailed map of the actual pickup location at Melbourne airport would be a huge help.

LC

Easy and convenient

Delivery was on time and an easy process.

Anna Battersby

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*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.

**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

Travelex Limited (ABN 36 004 179 953, AFSL Number 222444) arranges for and sells Online Foreign Currency via its Online Ordering Facility. You should consider the Online Foreign Currency Product Disclosure Statement and Terms and Conditions before deciding whether to acquire the product.