Cost of living in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Summary of cost of living in Buenos Aires

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ARS $571,114
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ARS $253,924

List of prices in Buenos Aires
Current as of Jan 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $4,357
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ARS $1,727
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $610
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $224
12 eggs, large ARS $438
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $300
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $753
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $510
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $284
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $257
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $1,108
2 liters of coca-cola ARS $432
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $166
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ARS $182,785
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ARS $112,663
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $8,465
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ARS $148,724
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ARS $71,324
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ARS $6,951
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ARS $3,663
40” flat screen tv ARS $91,870
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $36,926
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $1,633
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $1,005
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ARS $18,390
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ARS $12,303
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $31,082
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $23,960
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $6,039,770
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $190
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $3,331
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $1,822
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $1,500
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $1,456
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ARS $3,349
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ARS $886
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $470
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $687
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $437
Tube of toothpaste ARS $438
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $1,889
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $4,910
2 tickets to the movies ARS $1,896
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $5,420
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $8,398
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $1,823
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $853
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $766
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ARS $276,197
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $57
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $8,355
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ARS $521
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,261 prices entered by 447 different people.
Latest price update: January 27, 2023

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