Cost of living in Argentina

Summary of cost of living in Argentina

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ARS $485,816
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ARS $203,260
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $3,432
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ARS $1,756
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $602
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $230
12 eggs, large ARS $437
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $374
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $782
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $469
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $244
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $310
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $1,232
2 liters of coca-cola ARS $427
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $153
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ARS $143,035
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ARS $78,697
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $9,499
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ARS $96,739
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ARS $51,600
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ARS $7,730
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ARS $2,960
40” flat screen tv ARS $86,388
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $40,569
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $1,229
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $758
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ARS $16,983
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ARS $11,717
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $29,269
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $25,245
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $4,913,070
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $195
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $3,474
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $1,141
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $2,003
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ARS $2,913
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ARS $845
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $523
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $704
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $466
Tube of toothpaste ARS $411
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $1,674
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $4,395
2 tickets to the movies ARS $1,935
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $5,415
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $6,765
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $1,421
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $811
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $615
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ARS $161,234
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $53
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $6,694
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ARS $475

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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

  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Buenos Aires costs ARS $600 (about 3 hours ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Buenos Aires costs ARS $7,000 (about 3 hours ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Buenos Aires costs ARS $600 (about 3 hours ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Buenos Aires costs ARS $900 (about 3 hours ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Buenos Aires costs ARS $1,800 (about 3 hours ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Buenos Aires costs ARS $6,000 (about 3 hours ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Buenos Aires costs ARS $7,000 (about 3 hours ago)
  • Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city in Buenos Aires costs ARS $1,500 (about 3 hours ago)
  • 400 ml hair shampoo 2-in-1 in Buenos Aires costs ARS $700 (about 3 hours ago)
  • Short visit to private doctor in Buenos Aires costs ARS $2,500 (about 3 hours ago)

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