Cost of living in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $166
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ARS $133
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $58
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $26
12 eggs, large ARS $38
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $37
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $106
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $41
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $20
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $31
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $138
2 liters of Coca-Cola ARS $51
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $17
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ARS $18,518
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ARS $14,648
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $2,374
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ARS $14,992
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ARS $9,626
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ARS $1,521
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ARS $717
40” flat screen TV ARS $11,893
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $3,580
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $208
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $109
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ARS $1,854
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ARS $1,276
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $2,203
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $2,495
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $428,411
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $22
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $395
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $181
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $105
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $197
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ARS $584
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ARS $79
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $55
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $78
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $42
Tube of toothpaste ARS $56
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $206
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $527
2 tickets to the movies ARS $299
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $1,378
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $1,109
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $162
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $65
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $91
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ARS $14,879
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $6
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $1,050
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ARS $59
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,278 prices entered by 455 different people.
Latest price update: April 20, 2018.

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