Cost of living in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district ARS $99
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ARS $87
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $48
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $13
12 eggs, large ARS $24
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $24
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $64
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 $18
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $75
2 liters of Coca-Cola ARS $25
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $10
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ARS $11,395
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $727
Internet 8MB (1 month) ARS $344
40” flat screen TV ARS $9,497
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt ARS $2,351
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $115
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $63
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ARS $1,009
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) ARS $568
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) ARS $1,197
1 pair of leather business shoes ARS $1,414
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $239,695
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $13
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $261
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) ARS $135
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) ARS $48
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ARS $76
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $32
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $45
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $29
Tube of toothpaste ARS $29
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $124
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $307
2 tickets to the movies ARS $164
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $816
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert ARS $504
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $77
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $39
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $50
iPod nano 16GB ARS $3,605
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $3.40
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $534
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ARS $25
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 24,007 prices entered by 1,799 different people.
Latest price update: July 27, 2015.

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