RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The study identified a price difference of 58.8% in food and non-alcoholic beverages, 67.09% in alcoholic beverages and tobacco and 26.97% in everything related to clothing.
But while a difference of this kind can be found in border towns - where it is cheaper to buy in Argentina than in Uruguay -, when drawing an overall comparison with the current exchange rate a slightly smoother situation is found (and with Uruguay having even better prices in some categories).
Taking the dollar value for purchase from the Banco República del Uruguay as 42.8 . . .