Cost of living in Bahía Blanca, Argentina

Summary of cost of living in Bahía Blanca

Family of four estimated monthly costs: ARS $62,740
Single person estimated monthly costs: ARS $25,122
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List of prices in Bahía Blanca, Argentina. Current as of Dec 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $338
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ARS $214
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $59
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $38
12 eggs, large ARS $78
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $39
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $153
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $40
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $27
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $46
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $166
2 liters of Coca-Cola ARS $62
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $35
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ARS $15,752
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ARS $8,989
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $2,294
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ARS $12,125
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ARS $7,479
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ARS $2,923
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ARS $701
40” flat screen TV ARS $12,947
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $2,163
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $172
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $172
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ARS $2,040
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ARS $1,216
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $2,804
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $2,969
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $362,795
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $33
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $973
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $604
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $208
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $276
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ARS $445
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ARS $104
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $78
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $69
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $54
Tube of toothpaste ARS $43
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $229
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $623
2 tickets to the movies ARS $280
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $2,000
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $888
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $146
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $96
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $97
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ARS $15,073
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $4.69
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $1,391
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ARS $68
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 248 prices entered by 15 different people.
Latest price update: December 08, 2019

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