Cost of living in Argentina

Summary of cost of living in Argentina

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ARS $206,801
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ARS $83,677
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $960
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ARS $656
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $224
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $93
12 eggs, large ARS $169
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $126
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $394
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $154
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $63
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $116
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $404
2 liters of coca-cola ARS $192
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $56
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ARS $52,572
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ARS $34,892
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $4,626
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ARS $34,798
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ARS $24,435
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ARS $3,651
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ARS $1,763
40” flat screen tv ARS $46,064
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $23,416
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $487
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $331
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ARS $6,011
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ARS $3,906
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $12,576
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $9,351
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $2,811,240
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $94
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $1,751
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $470
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $844
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ARS $1,785
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ARS $429
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $238
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $314
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $154
Tube of toothpaste ARS $185
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $684
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $1,906
2 tickets to the movies ARS $980
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $2,666
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $2,843
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $530
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $248
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $229
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ARS $80,824
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $23
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $2,886
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ARS $240

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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:
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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 Corrientes 77
2nd Buenos Aires 73
3rd Neuquén 71
4th Córdoba 64
5th Rosario 61
6th La Plata 59
7th Salta 58
8th Mar del Plata 58
9th Tucumán 57
10th Mendoza 56

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.

Prices recently added

  • 1 kg of potatoes in Buenos Aires costs ARS $100 (about 20 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Buenos Aires costs ARS $250 (about 20 hours ago)
  • 6 eggs, large in Buenos Aires costs ARS $360 (about 20 hours ago)
  • 1 liter of whole fat milk in Buenos Aires costs ARS $300 (about 20 hours ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Buenos Aires costs ARS $700 (1 day ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Tandil costs ARS $2,000 (1 day ago)
  • Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city in Tandil costs ARS $750 (1 day ago)
  • Hourly rate for domestic cleaning help in Tandil costs ARS $400 (1 day ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Tandil costs ARS $30,000 (1 day ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Buenos Aires costs ARS $20 (2 days ago)

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