Cost of living in Argentina

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $192
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ARS $154
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $68
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $28
12 eggs, large ARS $46
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $36
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $106
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $41
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $21
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $36
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $159
2 liters of Coca-Cola ARS $55
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $18
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ARS $20,038
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ARS $13,606
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $3,337
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ARS $15,355
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ARS $10,018
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ARS $2,620
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ARS $800
40” flat screen TV ARS $12,114
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $3,963
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $207
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $135
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ARS $1,760
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ARS $1,485
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $2,412
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $2,475
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $491,657
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $27
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $566
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $135
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $203
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ARS $595
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ARS $100
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $61
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $78
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $46
Tube of toothpaste ARS $57
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $210
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $551
2 tickets to the movies ARS $340
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $1,403
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $1,048
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $150
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $71
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $94
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ARS $16,989
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $6
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $1,055
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ARS $61

Map of Cost of Living in Argentina

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This map shows only the top cities in Argentina. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of each marker corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Cost of Living Ranking in Argentina

(top cities by data quality)

Ranking City Price Index *
1st La Plata 72
2nd Buenos Aires 61
3rd Rosario 48
4th Córdoba 47
5th Bahía Blanca 46
6th Mendoza 45
7th Neuquén 41
8th Santa Fe 39
9th Mar del Plata 38
10th Concordia 37
11th San Juan 36
12th Tucumán 34

Price Index:

To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Are you moving to Argentina? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?

Find out what is the real equivalent in Argentina of your current salary and improve your chances of a happy relocation.

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Recent Prices Added

  • One-way ticket in public transport in Buenos Aires costs ARS $15 (about 7 hours ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Buenos Aires costs ARS $40 (about 7 hours ago)
  • Men’s leather business shoes in Buenos Aires costs ARS $3,000 (about 7 hours ago)
  • Sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) in Buenos Aires costs ARS $2,200 (about 7 hours ago)
  • Summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) in Buenos Aires costs ARS $1,300 (about 7 hours ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Buenos Aires costs ARS $50 (about 7 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of potatoes in Buenos Aires costs ARS $10 (about 7 hours ago)
  • 500 g of boneless chicken breast in Buenos Aires costs ARS $100 (about 7 hours ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Buenos Aires costs ARS $80 (about 9 hours ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Buenos Aires costs ARS $150 (about 9 hours ago)