Cost of living in Buenos Aires, Argentina

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 21,433 prices entered by 1,589 different people.
Latest price update: September 21, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district ARS $65
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ARS $54
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $25
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $9
12 eggs, large ARS $16
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $19
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $43
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $17
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes ARS $11
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $9
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $49
2 liters of Coca-Cola ARS $17
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $10
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ARS $8,156
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $553
Internet 8MB (1 month) ARS $245
40” flat screen TV ARS $6,559
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt ARS $1,715
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $68
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $35
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ARS $702
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) ARS $445
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) ARS $748
1 pair of leather business shoes ARS $822
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $191,476
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $11
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $176
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) ARS $55
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) ARS $38
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ARS $36
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $21
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $32
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $25
Tube of toothpaste ARS $17
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $76
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $216
2 tickets to the movies ARS $105
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $549
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert ARS $416
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $52
Capuccino in expat area of the city ARS $26
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $34
iPod nano 16GB ARS $2,017
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $2.81
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $377
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes ARS $13

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