Cost of living in Argentina

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $152
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ARS $128
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $51
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $21
12 eggs, large ARS $40
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $32
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $102
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $34
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $17
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $27
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $108
2 liters of Coca-Cola ARS $44
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $14
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ARS $14,969
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ARS $11,326
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $2,089
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ARS $11,409
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ARS $7,729
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ARS $1,659
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ARS $623
40” flat screen TV ARS $12,441
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $3,618
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $178
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $97
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ARS $1,613
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ARS $1,156
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $2,052
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $2,370
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $411,012
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $20
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $364
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $89
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $164
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ARS $419
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ARS $68
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $54
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $70
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $42
Tube of toothpaste ARS $43
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $165
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $461
2 tickets to the movies ARS $237
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $1,032
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $846
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $135
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $58
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $78
iPod nano 16GB ARS $4,426
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $3.36
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $757
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ARS $51

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 Buenos Aires 110
2nd Rosario 90
3rd Córdoba 85
4th Concordia 75

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.

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Recent Prices Added

  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Buenos Aires costs ARS $200 (1 day ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Buenos Aires costs ARS $1,200 (3 days ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Buenos Aires costs ARS $700 (3 days ago)
  • 1 ticket to the movies in Buenos Aires costs ARS $380 (3 days ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Buenos Aires costs ARS $500 (3 days ago)
  • Short visit to private doctor in Buenos Aires costs ARS $650 (3 days ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Buenos Aires costs ARS $7 (3 days ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Buenos Aires costs ARS $22 (3 days ago)
  • Sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) in Buenos Aires costs ARS $1,500 (3 days ago)
  • Summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) in Buenos Aires costs ARS $900 (3 days ago)