Cost of living in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Summary of cost of living in Buenos Aires

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ARS $104,657
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ARS $45,566
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List of prices in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $356
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ARS $276
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $116
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $51
12 eggs, large ARS $82
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $56
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $232
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $63
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $31
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $58
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $207
2 liters of coca-cola ARS $100
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $31
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ARS $30,567
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ARS $21,793
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $4,164
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ARS $21,207
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ARS $15,380
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ARS $2,581
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ARS $1,212
40” flat screen tv ARS $18,798
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $7,496
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $305
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $169
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ARS $3,016
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ARS $1,906
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $4,081
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $3,823
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $1,019,520
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $50
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $1,060
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $353
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $235
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $442
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ARS $1,441
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ARS $215
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $111
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $182
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $93
Tube of toothpaste ARS $107
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $370
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $929
2 tickets to the movies ARS $556
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $2,011
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $1,707
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $285
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $118
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $130
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ARS $33,655
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $10
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $2,002
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ARS $112
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 6,219 prices entered by 656 different people.
Latest price update: January 28, 2020

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