Selected Costs Associated With Furnishing Casa Boingo For The Curious

For the curious here are prices associated with furnishing and maintaining Casa Boingo, the closest thing to a current TMSR embassy on the Rio de la Plata. Many of the items featured here can be seen in the photo tour. For the record in July 1 USD has been 31 pesos give or take half a peso depending on whether you are buying or selling.

Furnishings:

  • 30 Liter Hot Water Heater, vitirfied steel tank: 5550 pesos1
  • Sofa Cama: 14394 pesos
  • Refrigerator Panavox: 4395 pesos
  • "Eames" Style chairs: 1950 pesos for 32
  • Electric Kettle: 610 pesos
  • Television: 7990 pesos
  • TV Wall mount: 933 pesos
  • Antenna: 448 pesos
  • Broom: 177 pesos
  • Shower Curtain: 345 pesos
  • Shower Curtain Liner: 135 pesos
  • Shower Curtain Rod: 296 pesos
  • Pan: 630 pesos
  • Pot: 685 pesos
  • Harry: 600 pesos
  • 10 liter bucket: 95 pesos

Utilities:

  • Electricity: 2117 pesos for 208 kw/h, seperate 1347 peso one time connection fee
  • Internet: 1347 pesos monthly with 1054 peso one time connection fee
  • Building Common Expenses: 1757 pesos3

Select Consumables:

  • Condoms: 286 pesos for a 12 pack
  • Toilet paper: 74 pesos for 4 50 meter rolls, 86 pesos for 4 50 meter rolls with a smaller roll stuck in the middle
  • Melamine Sponge: 65 pesos
  • Morcillon: 220 pesos/kg4
  • Mortadella: 290 pesos/kg
  • Tuna, frozen (Origen Vietnam): 378 pesos/kg
  • Sandwich Bread: 131 pesos/loaf
  • Peanut Butter: 148 pesos/jar, 225 grams
  • Dulce de Leche: 85 pesos/tub, 500 grams
  • Dish Detergent: 58 pesos/bottle, 300 ml
  • A deeper grocery exploration may happen in the near future

Items yet to be acquired:

  • Second sleepable surface for non-intimate guests
  • Actual kitchen knife, This limits of using a box cutter in the kitchen are making themselves apparent
  • Whiteboard, The search continues

Under consideration:

  • Rice Cooker – Simplifies prepping cheap calories
  • Bread knife – In the event baking is solved
  • More oxygen generators

  1. Installation and hoses came to another 1200 pesos.  

  2. The hostel has several of these and their survival in that environment was the sales pitch.  

  3. Was advertised as 2500 pesos monthly, came with a detailed statement of what the building spent  

  4. Not to be confused with Morcilla, Mocillon is a peppery cold cut that appears to be the love child of head cheese and morcilla  

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