Buenos Aires has been listed as one of the top 10 value for money places in the world to visit based on the price of a cup of coffee, a McDonald's burger, a beer and taxi fare for a 10 minute journey.
It's a great pleasure for me, travelling on the ZAR to be able to spend freely in a foreign country and still have money left over. Buenos Aires is incredibly budget friendly, if you avoid the usual tourist traps of over priced tango shows, hotels, tourist restaurants and expensive city tours.
Budget in Buenos Aires means to do it local which is exactly what we did. Live like a local South American and rent an apartment, eat at restaurants locals eat at, attend Tango shows that are recommended by and attended by locals. Ask locals, who are always willing to share a word of advice, anything you need to know and always keep a Buenos Aires Time Out magazine at hand, incredibly helpful.