Cost of living in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $113
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ARS $98
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $46
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $16
12 eggs, large ARS $30
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $27
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $75
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $26
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $11
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $20
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $83
2 liters of Coca-Cola ARS $31
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $11
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ARS $13,103
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ARS $8,909
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $1,256
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ARS $8,122
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ARS $5,584
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ARS $1,002
Internet 8MB (1 month) ARS $417
40” flat screen TV ARS $10,426
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $3,015
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $138
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $60
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ARS $1,299
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ARS $787
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $1,459
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $1,767
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $322,865
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $16
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $268
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $120
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $57
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $107
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ARS $375
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ARS $67
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $34
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $54
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $34
Tube of toothpaste ARS $30
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $135
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $378
2 tickets to the movies ARS $187
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $860
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $596
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $93
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $46
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $59
iPod nano 16GB ARS $4,059
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $3.72
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $608
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ARS $29
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,090 prices entered by 295 different people.
Latest price update: July 29, 2016.

Buenos Aires position in our World Ranking

the world
211th
out of 267
latin america
32nd
out of 41

Cheapest and most expensive products in Buenos Aires compared to other cities:

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