Cost of living in Bahía Blanca, Argentina

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $112
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ARS $73
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $39
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $14
12 eggs, large ARS $21
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $21
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $95
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $13
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $16
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $8
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $70
2 liters of Coca-Cola ARS $32
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $11
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ARS $4,555
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ARS $5,721
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $684
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ARS $6,387
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ARS $5,674
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ARS $2,079
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ARS $410
40” flat screen TV ARS $7,322
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $1,500
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $118
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $76
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ARS $914
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ARS $951
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $1,507
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $1,137
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $185,556
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $15
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $681
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $89
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $163
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $298
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ARS $450
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ARS $24
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $29
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $37
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $26
Tube of toothpaste ARS $29
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $77
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $165
2 tickets to the movies ARS $142
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $314
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $394
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $76
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $50
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $54
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ARS $10,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $1.87
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $324
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ARS $18
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 172 prices entered by 10 different people.
Latest price update: December 11, 2017.

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