Cost of living in Bahía Blanca, Argentina

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $68
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ARS $45
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $26
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $8
12 eggs, large ARS $12
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $13
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $21
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $14
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $10
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $9
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $36
2 liters of Coca-Cola ARS $17
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $7
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ARS $3,375
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ARS $3,784
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $376
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ARS $1,900
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ARS $2,500
Internet 8MB (1 month) ARS $208
40” flat screen TV ARS $6,846
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $1,019
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $44
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $46
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ARS $503
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ARS $220
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $785
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $425
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $138,916
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $9
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $185
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $95
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $60
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ARS $278
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ARS $24
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $13
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $33
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $16
Tube of toothpaste ARS $16
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $50
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $175
2 tickets to the movies ARS $74
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $215
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $295
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $38
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $26
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $39
iPod nano 16GB ARS $1,967
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $1.59
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $229
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ARS $9
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 29 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: February 03, 2016.

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