Cost of living in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Summary of cost of living in Buenos Aires

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ARS $2,119,290
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ARS $1,071,780
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Buenos Aires
Current as of Feb 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $9,282
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ARS $5,709
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $2,377
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $927
12 eggs, large ARS $2,007
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $942
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $4,082
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $1,598
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $801
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $984
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $5,105
2 liters of coca-cola ARS $1,972
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $721
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ARS $937,825
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ARS $487,086
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $26,478
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ARS $541,490
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ARS $319,133
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ARS $29,242
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ARS $10,670
40” flat screen tv ARS $261,553
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $156,090
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $5,287
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $1,985
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ARS $65,627
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ARS $31,187
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $105,670
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $78,130
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $21,450,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $777
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $15,871
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $4,334
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $5,599
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $10,772
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ARS $33,076
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ARS $6,661
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $2,715
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $3,533
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $3,212
Tube of toothpaste ARS $2,425
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $6,233
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $23,008
2 tickets to the movies ARS $7,002
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $14,556
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $34,055
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $4,820
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $2,362
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $2,097
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ARS $430,417
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $143
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $32,740
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ARS $1,900
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 2,956 prices entered by 376 different people.
Latest price update: February 26, 2024

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