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Xoom vs arbolitos

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Xoom vs arbolitos

Hi y'all

I will be in BsAs for 2~ months from May-July. I'm a young (19) solo traveler and I'll be staying in hostels. I'm American and am budgeting about $4k for my time there. The hostel has lockers in the rooms and I have a strong padlock, but I'm nervous about having $4k USD in cash even if it is locked up.

With Xoom, I could make transfers as needed and avoid carrying a bunch of cash at one time. But, I don't know how the rates tend to compare to the blue dollar rate. Can someone help me make a decision as to how I should exchange my money while I'm in Argentina?

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1. Re: Xoom vs arbolitos

Have a look at xoom.com in order to view the current rates then make your decision after seeing the rates and fees.

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2. Re: Xoom vs arbolitos

The rate Xoom will give you is not as good as the blue rate, but still better than the official rate. In terms of safety I think it is the best option for you to transfer funds as you need them instead of traveling and staying at a hostel with 4K.

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