Cost of living in Bahía Blanca, Argentina

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district ARS $68
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ARS $45
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $26
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $7
12 eggs, large ARS $10
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $10
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $21
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $9
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes ARS $10
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $9
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $33
2 liters of Coca-Cola ARS $18
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $6
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ARS $3,045
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $623
Internet 8MB (1 month) ARS $193
40” flat screen TV ARS $7,095
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt ARS $1,019
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $44
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $57
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ARS $503
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) ARS $220
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) ARS $633
1 pair of leather business shoes ARS $425
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $98,800
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $8
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $215
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) ARS $95
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ARS $24
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $13
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $22
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $11
Tube of toothpaste ARS $15
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $50
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $141
2 tickets to the movies ARS $62
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $215
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert ARS $295
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $38
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $20
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $29
iPod nano 16GB ARS $1,967
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $1.59
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $229
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ARS $9
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 375 prices entered by 21 different people.
Latest price update: February 25, 2015.

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