Cost of living in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Summary of cost of living in Buenos Aires

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ARS $225,887
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ARS $98,253

List of prices in Buenos Aires
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $901
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ARS $646
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $238
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $90
12 eggs, large ARS $172
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $126
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $420
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $160
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $69
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $117
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $420
2 liters of coca-cola ARS $191
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $61
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ARS $65,627
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ARS $46,781
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $4,385
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ARS $44,524
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ARS $30,997
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ARS $3,476
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ARS $1,666
40” flat screen tv ARS $45,825
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $23,406
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $494
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $331
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ARS $6,707
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ARS $4,645
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $12,904
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $10,258
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $3,136,130
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $93
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $1,384
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $559
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $398
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $845
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ARS $1,959
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ARS $455
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $235
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $323
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $152
Tube of toothpaste ARS $195
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $777
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $2,076
2 tickets to the movies ARS $1,096
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $2,844
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $3,272
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $605
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $250
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $255
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ARS $83,290
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $29
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $3,278
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ARS $242
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,931 prices entered by 693 different people.
Latest price update: January 17, 2022

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