Cost of living in Buenos Aires, Argentina

List of prices in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Current as of Mar 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $232
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ARS $188
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $80
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $32
12 eggs, large ARS $60
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $40
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $138
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $46
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $23
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $41
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $184
2 liters of Coca-Cola ARS $68
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $22
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ARS $24,679
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ARS $17,535
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $4,051
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ARS $18,409
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ARS $12,251
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ARS $2,674
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ARS $855
40” flat screen TV ARS $13,253
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $5,284
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $250
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $153
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ARS $2,240
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ARS $1,733
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $2,592
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $2,636
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $678,217
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $34
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $633
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $296
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $118
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $480
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ARS $649
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ARS $117
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $71
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $103
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $53
Tube of toothpaste ARS $67
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $287
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $615
2 tickets to the movies ARS $371
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $2,092
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $1,128
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $161
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $80
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $106
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ARS $21,768
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $7
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $1,330
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ARS $69
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,341 prices entered by 430 different people.
Latest price update: March 18, 2019

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