Cost of living in Argentina

Summary of cost of living in Argentina

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ARS $1,643,718
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ARS $733,782
  • 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.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $7,810
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ARS $5,450
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $1,930
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $780
12 eggs, large ARS $1,900
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $972
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $3,159
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $1,465
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $778
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $949
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $3,800
2 liters of coca-cola ARS $1,881
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $540
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ARS $553,713
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ARS $301,427
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $26,204
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ARS $392,410
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ARS $234,328
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ARS $26,893
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ARS $9,230
40” flat screen tv ARS $250,083
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $132,146
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $3,368
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $2,014
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ARS $45,840
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ARS $26,105
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $84,419
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $59,366
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $16,138,700
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $642
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $28,571
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $3,903
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $6,867
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ARS $9,022
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ARS $2,904
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $1,463
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $2,683
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $2,137
Tube of toothpaste ARS $1,811
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $4,597
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $16,506
2 tickets to the movies ARS $5,472
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $15,162
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $22,821
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $4,555
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $2,242
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $1,724
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ARS $324,285
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $200
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $24,221
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ARS $2,512

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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.

Prices recently added

  • 75 ml tube of toothpaste in Córdoba costs ARS $4,000 (about 21 hours ago)
  • 4 rolls of toilet paper in Córdoba costs ARS $4,000 (about 21 hours ago)
  • Jeans (levis 501 or similar) in Córdoba costs ARS $40,000 (about 21 hours ago)
  • Utilities, monthly for 2 people in 85 m2 in Córdoba costs ARS $30,000 (about 21 hours ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Córdoba costs ARS $180,000 (about 21 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Córdoba costs ARS $350,000 (about 21 hours ago)
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in Córdoba costs ARS $600 (about 21 hours ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Córdoba costs ARS $5,000 (about 21 hours ago)
  • 250 g of local cheese in Córdoba costs ARS $2,600 (about 21 hours ago)
  • 12 eggs, large in Córdoba costs ARS $5,000 (about 21 hours ago)

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