Cost of living in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $169
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ARS $128
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $63
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $21
12 eggs, large ARS $35
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $34
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $85
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $32
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $20
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $23
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $128
2 liters of Coca-Cola ARS $40
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $19
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ARS $15,006
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ARS $12,391
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $3,441
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ARS $9,675
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ARS $7,438
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ARS $1,502
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ARS $642
40” flat screen TV ARS $12,268
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $3,760
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $145
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $95
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ARS $1,751
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ARS $1,454
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $2,118
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $2,532
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $444,554
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $19
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $356
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $245
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $51
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $138
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ARS $374
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ARS $63
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $62
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $74
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $40
Tube of toothpaste ARS $58
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $183
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $473
2 tickets to the movies ARS $234
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $983
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $896
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $131
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $49
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $90
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 $714
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ARS $48
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,006 prices entered by 356 different people.
Latest price update: December 04, 2016.

Buenos Aires position in our World Ranking

the world
139th
out of 236
latin america
7th
out of 35

Cheapest and most expensive products in Buenos Aires compared to other cities:

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2nd
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5th
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latin america
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