Cost of living in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Summary of cost of living in Buenos Aires

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $1,979 (ARS $194,988)
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $857 (ARS $84,424)

List of prices in Buenos Aires
Current as of Sep 2021.

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Food Update prices
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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $779 ($8)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ARS $555 ($5.64)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $196 ($1.99)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $77 ($0.78)
12 eggs, large ARS $162 ($1.64)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $112 ($1.14)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $371 ($3.76)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $142 ($1.44)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $59 ($0.60)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $98 ($0.99)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $351 ($3.56)
2 liters of coca-cola ARS $170 ($1.73)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $53 ($0.54)
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Housing Update prices
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Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ARS $55,609 ($564)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ARS $40,936 ($415)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $4,456 ($45)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ARS $37,812 ($384)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ARS $25,278 ($257)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ARS $2,977 ($30)
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ARS $1,557 ($16)
40” flat screen tv ARS $41,305 ($419)
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $20,601 ($209)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $441 ($4.48)
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $287 ($2.91)
Clothes Update prices
ARS USD
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ARS $5,525 ($56)
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ARS $3,620 ($37)
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $10,171 ($103)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $7,971 ($81)
Transportation Update prices
ARS USD
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $2,753,130 ($27,939)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $87 ($0.88)
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $1,445 ($15)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $442 ($4.49)
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Personal Care Update prices
ARS USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $377 ($3.83)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $807 ($8)
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ARS $1,729 ($18)
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ARS $438 ($4.45)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $187 ($1.90)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $272 ($2.76)
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $127 ($1.29)
Tube of toothpaste ARS $158 ($1.61)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $714 ($7)
Entertainment Update prices
ARS USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $1,726 ($18)
2 tickets to the movies ARS $989 ($10)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $2,585 ($26)
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $2,659 ($27)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $415 ($4.21)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $222 ($2.25)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $209 ($2.12)
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ARS $71,914 ($730)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $21 ($0.21)
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $2,805 ($28)
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ARS $214 ($2.17)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 5,435 prices entered by 688 different people.
Latest price update: September 27, 2021

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