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How do you deal with a cash culture in Argentina?

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How do you deal with a cash culture in Argentina?

Post Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:32 am

by Connor Davies

Living in a cashless society where cell phones and plastic are the only forms of payment seems nearer than ever. Or at least, it does if you live in the West.

But over here in Argentina, it seems a very long way off indeed.
Mobile wallets might as well remain in the realms of science fiction, and whereas in the USA and the UK we may soon all be carrying less cash than ever before, in Argentina that does not look like changing for a long time to come.

A Cash Culture
Dealing with the daily need to carry large wads of notes and handfuls of coins was one of the challenges that I found most frustrating when I first moved to Argentina a few years ago.

Because in Argentina almost every transaction seems to be carried out in notes and coins rather than bank transfers and card payments.

There are a few reasons why this is the case, including...

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