Cost of living in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $152
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ARS $128
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $52
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $21
12 eggs, large ARS $38
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $31
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $95
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $34
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $15
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $28
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $101
2 liters of Coca-Cola ARS $43
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $14
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ARS $15,834
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ARS $11,675
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $2,323
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ARS $10,827
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ARS $7,597
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ARS $1,412
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ARS $627
40” flat screen TV ARS $12,206
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $4,041
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $170
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $100
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ARS $1,685
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ARS $1,162
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $2,072
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $2,398
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $410,851
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $19
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $336
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $202
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $75
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $151
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ARS $462
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ARS $76
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $58
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $77
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $40
Tube of toothpaste ARS $42
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $176
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $470
2 tickets to the movies ARS $235
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $1,030
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $892
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $122
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $54
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $76
iPod nano 16GB ARS $4,577
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $3.69
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $825
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ARS $52
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,190 prices entered by 410 different people.
Latest price update: June 25, 2017.

Buenos Aires position in our World Ranking

the world
179th
out of 270
latin america
17th
out of 44

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

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