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Subte Price Increase
Thursday, 05 January 2012

Next week the cost of subway tickets (Subte) will be increased from 1.10 peso to 2.50 pesos. It is all over the news, and people seem not to be happy about that. Of course not, but it will still be dirt cheap. You cannot buy much for less then 10 pesos here. Newspapers cost about 4 pesos, one small piece of pizza 6-8 pesos, a cup of  tea or coffee, depending on the place 10 to 30 pesos, 500ml. of beer: 20 to over 30 pesos. Bills in the shops are usually rounded to the nearest quarter ( If the bill is 47.68 you will probably pay 47.75). The only place where 10 centavos have still been used was probably the subway, so I think that the 127% increase in the price of the tickets next week will hardly be noticed. The public transport will remain dirt cheap.

By the way, I recently figured out that if I took a city bus to the airport on my way back I would only pay 2 pesos (about 50 cents).  When I arrived in Buenos Aires, I took a taxi from the airport and payed 180 pesos (ouch !!!!!) However, it takes almost two hours to get to the airport by city bus, and I don't think that I want to do that. I will take a shuttle bus that costs 60 pesos (about $15) and cuts the travel time by more than 50% (it takes about 50 minutes instead of 2 hours).  Yes, I am extravagant sometimes... :-)

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