Cost of living in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $107
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ARS $91
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $46
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $16
12 eggs, large ARS $27
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $24
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $77
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $27
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $12
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $19
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $80
2 liters of Coca-Cola ARS $30
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $17
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ARS $13,229
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ARS $8,145
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $912
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ARS $9,393
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ARS $5,199
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ARS $582
Internet 8MB (1 month) ARS $482
40” flat screen TV ARS $11,324
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $2,811
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $172
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $114
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ARS $1,277
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ARS $925
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $1,417
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $1,622
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $349,096
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $15
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $261
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $118
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $51
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $166
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ARS $384
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ARS $67
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $33
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $49
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $36
Tube of toothpaste ARS $32
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $130
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $381
2 tickets to the movies ARS $189
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $813
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $661
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $96
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $52
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $58
iPod nano 16GB ARS $4,250
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $3.76
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $538
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ARS $26
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 25,652 prices entered by 1,946 different people.
Latest price update: February 13, 2016.

Buenos Aires position in our World Ranking

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161st
out of 241
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13th
out of 37

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