Argentina - Argentine peso (ARS)
The official currency of Argentina is the Argentine peso. Pesos might occasionally be difficult to exchange elsewhere than in Argentina. The best option for travellers is to take US dollars (USD) in good condition into the country and exchange them to pesos at a local exchange office (cuevas). The best rate is normally given for the USD 100-notes. You might also be able to pay in US dollars in some places. Cash withdrawals with foreign cards are quite expensive, as the surcharge might be as high as 10 %. The larger hotels and shops might accept cards as mean of payment in the captial. Card payments elsewhere can be difficult.