Cost of living in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district ARS $105
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ARS $84
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $33
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $13
12 eggs, large ARS $24
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $20
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $86
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 $68
2 liters of Coca-Cola ARS $23
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $9
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ARS $10,682
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $1,589
Internet 8MB (1 month) ARS $376
40” flat screen TV ARS $11,661
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 $928
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) ARS $530
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) ARS $1,246
1 pair of leather business shoes ARS $1,653
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 $247
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) ARS $85
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) ARS $40
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ARS $58
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $35
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $48
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $30
Tube of toothpaste ARS $31
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $141
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $308
2 tickets to the movies ARS $170
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $1,162
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert ARS $502
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $127
Capuccino 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 $571
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ARS $25
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Latest price update: March 29, 2015.

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