Cost of living in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Summary of cost of living in Buenos Aires

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ARS $145,597
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ARS $62,332
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List of prices in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Current as of Jan 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $614
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ARS $424
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $152
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $62
12 eggs, large ARS $142
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $82
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $272
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $96
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $46
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $81
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $281
2 liters of coca-cola ARS $143
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $42
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ARS $41,122
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ARS $28,446
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $4,035
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ARS $31,472
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ARS $19,232
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ARS $3,100
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ARS $1,425
40” flat screen tv ARS $32,506
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $13,873
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $352
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $227
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ARS $3,833
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ARS $2,400
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $6,396
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $5,296
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $1,976,190
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $63
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $1,195
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $426
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $289
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $576
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ARS $1,262
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ARS $263
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $150
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $234
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $121
Tube of toothpaste ARS $135
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $557
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $1,314
2 tickets to the movies ARS $654
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $2,280
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $2,104
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $380
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $179
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $163
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ARS $52,771
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $15
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $2,183
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ARS $163
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 7,126 prices entered by 730 different people.
Latest price update: January 22, 2021

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