Cost of living in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Food [Edit]
ARS USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $163 ($9)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ARS $132 ($8)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $56 ($3.23)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $23 ($1.32)
12 eggs, large ARS $40 ($2.30)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $33 ($1.93)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $104 ($6)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $39 ($2.28)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $18 ($1.05)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $27 ($1.54)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $111 ($6)
2 liters of Coca-Cola ARS $47 ($2.72)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $15 ($0.88)
Housing [Edit]
ARS USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ARS $16,571 ($957)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ARS $12,612 ($728)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $1,878 ($108)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ARS $11,453 ($661)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ARS $8,259 ($477)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ARS $1,310 ($76)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ARS $656 ($38)
40” flat screen TV ARS $13,041 ($753)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $3,942 ($228)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $188 ($11)
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $97 ($5.61)
Clothes [Edit]
ARS USD
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ARS $1,883 ($109)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ARS $1,242 ($72)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $2,129 ($123)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $2,520 ($145)
Transportation [Edit]
ARS USD
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $413,149 ($23,854)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $20 ($1.14)
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $361 ($21)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $184 ($11)
Personal Care [Edit]
ARS USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $76 ($4.39)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $179 ($10)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ARS $505 ($29)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ARS $79 ($4.58)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $57 ($3.27)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $85 ($4.92)
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $41 ($2.38)
Tube of toothpaste ARS $48 ($2.76)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $186 ($11)
Entertainment [Edit]
ARS USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $489 ($28)
2 tickets to the movies ARS $265 ($15)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $1,266 ($73)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $940 ($54)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $140 ($8)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $57 ($3.31)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $84 ($4.84)
iPad Air 2, 64GB ARS $13,945 ($805)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $3.87 ($0.22)
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $895 ($52)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ARS $54 ($3.12)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,176 prices entered by 467 different people.
Latest price update: October 19, 2017.

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