Cost of living in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $193
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ARS $152
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $73
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $28
12 eggs, large ARS $47
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $38
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $114
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $42
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $21
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $35
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $168
2 liters of Coca-Cola ARS $57
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $18
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ARS $22,621
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ARS $16,090
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $3,925
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ARS $16,915
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ARS $11,205
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ARS $2,266
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ARS $799
40” flat screen TV ARS $12,220
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $4,047
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $227
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $137
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ARS $1,910
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ARS $1,439
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $2,325
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $2,402
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $509,496
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $26
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $535
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $239
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $110
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $239
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ARS $646
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ARS $89
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $58
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $86
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $48
Tube of toothpaste ARS $60
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $214
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $569
2 tickets to the movies ARS $353
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $1,602
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $1,132
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $149
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $71
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $95
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ARS $17,681
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $6
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $1,232
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ARS $63
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,245 prices entered by 420 different people.
Latest price update: October 15, 2018.

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