Cost of living in Bahía Blanca, Argentina

Summary of cost of living in Bahía Blanca

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ARS $96,172
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ARS $36,727
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List of prices in Bahía Blanca, Argentina. Current as of Dec 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $542
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ARS $379
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $106
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $56
12 eggs, large ARS $121
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $77
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $196
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $71
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $38
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $71
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $281
2 liters of coca-cola ARS $130
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $29
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ARS $22,107
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ARS $12,803
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $3,341
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ARS $13,920
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ARS $9,305
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ARS $3,089
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ARS $1,519
40” flat screen tv ARS $18,069
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $5,779
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $232
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $215
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ARS $2,548
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ARS $2,001
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $4,136
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $3,696
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $990,327
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $64
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $1,146
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $690
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $240
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $417
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ARS $665
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ARS $176
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $108
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $138
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $73
Tube of toothpaste ARS $114
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $361
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $774
2 tickets to the movies ARS $453
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $1,676
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $921
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $179
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $128
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $123
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ARS $17,488
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $5.22
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $1,476
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ARS $122
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 354 prices entered by 26 different people.
Latest price update: December 01, 2020

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