Cost of living in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $163
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ARS $133
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $55
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $24
12 eggs, large ARS $41
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $34
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $105
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $41
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $17
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $28
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $116
2 liters of Coca-Cola ARS $48
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $16
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ARS $17,593
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ARS $13,040
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $1,740
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ARS $12,025
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ARS $8,337
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ARS $1,277
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ARS $688
40” flat screen TV ARS $12,863
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $3,773
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $198
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $98
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ARS $1,859
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ARS $1,233
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $2,091
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $2,485
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $411,417
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $20
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $361
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $180
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $88
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $176
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ARS $519
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ARS $75
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $55
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $82
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $40
Tube of toothpaste ARS $47
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $183
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $506
2 tickets to the movies ARS $263
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $1,299
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $966
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $140
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $62
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $86
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ARS $13,523
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $3.87
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $934
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ARS $54
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,158 prices entered by 444 different people.
Latest price update: December 14, 2017.

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