Cost of living in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district ARS $108
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ARS $84
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $30
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $13
12 eggs, large ARS $24
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $22
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $88
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $23
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes ARS $10
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $13
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $67
2 liters of Coca-Cola ARS $24
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $8
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ARS $10,503
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $1,291
Internet 8MB (1 month) ARS $330
40” flat screen TV ARS $10,071
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt ARS $2,104
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $99
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $76
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ARS $916
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) ARS $547
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) ARS $1,117
1 pair of leather business shoes ARS $1,595
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $232,933
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $13
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $251
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) ARS $84
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) ARS $40
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ARS $71
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $32
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $47
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $28
Tube of toothpaste ARS $27
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $136
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $306
2 tickets to the movies ARS $162
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $842
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert ARS $491
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $95
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $42
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $43
iPod nano 16GB ARS $4,053
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $2.74
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $516
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ARS $24
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Latest price update: April 18, 2015.

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