Cost of living in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district ARS $107
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ARS $92
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $46
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $14
12 eggs, large ARS $29
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $24
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $67
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $22
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes ARS $10
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $17
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $80
2 liters of Coca-Cola ARS $27
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $10
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ARS $10,482
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $686
Internet 8MB (1 month) ARS $356
40” flat screen TV ARS $9,810
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt ARS $2,349
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $115
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $59
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ARS $1,088
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) ARS $619
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) ARS $1,212
1 pair of leather business shoes ARS $1,746
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $280,485
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $13
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $238
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) ARS $118
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) ARS $56
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ARS $74
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $31
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $50
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $31
Tube of toothpaste ARS $28
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $128
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $339
2 tickets to the movies ARS $171
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $819
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert ARS $560
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $77
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $37
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $49
iPod nano 16GB ARS $3,604
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $2.94
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $538
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ARS $26
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 24,289 prices entered by 1,824 different people.
Latest price update: September 02, 2015.

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