Cost of living in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $120
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ARS $104
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $49
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $17
12 eggs, large ARS $32
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $29
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $78
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $28
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $13
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $22
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $86
2 liters of Coca-Cola ARS $34
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $13
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ARS $14,651
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ARS $10,826
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $2,201
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ARS $10,784
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ARS $7,861
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ARS $1,302
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ARS $499
40” flat screen TV ARS $10,904
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $3,497
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $151
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $77
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ARS $1,389
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ARS $908
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $1,644
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $1,821
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $361,875
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $17
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $319
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $148
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $61
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $117
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ARS $358
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ARS $63
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $46
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $72
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $37
Tube of toothpaste ARS $36
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $152
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $411
2 tickets to the movies ARS $201
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $943
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $670
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $104
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $51
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $65
iPod nano 16GB ARS $3,976
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $3.83
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $696
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ARS $36
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,223 prices entered by 320 different people.
Latest price update: September 30, 2016.

Buenos Aires position in our World Ranking

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192nd
out of 256
latin america
26th
out of 39

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