Cost of living in Argentina

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $173
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ARS $142
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $65
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $26
12 eggs, large ARS $40
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $35
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $105
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $39
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $20
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $31
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $146
2 liters of Coca-Cola ARS $51
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $16
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ARS $18,415
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ARS $13,496
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $2,347
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ARS $13,803
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ARS $9,179
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ARS $1,686
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ARS $728
40” flat screen TV ARS $11,635
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $3,554
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $193
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $112
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ARS $1,789
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ARS $1,339
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $2,222
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $2,414
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $433,132
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $23
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $428
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $101
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $200
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ARS $510
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ARS $83
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $56
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $77
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $44
Tube of toothpaste ARS $53
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $198
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $521
2 tickets to the movies ARS $305
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $1,243
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $1,010
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $157
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $65
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $92
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ARS $15,476
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $7
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $974
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ARS $58

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 85
2nd Córdoba 66
3rd Rosario 66
4th Neuquén 63
5th Mendoza 57
6th Bahía Blanca 56
7th Concordia 55
8th San Juan 55
9th Tucumán 48
10th Mar del Plata 46
11th La Plata 45

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

  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Buenos Aires costs ARS $1,200 (about 23 hours ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in San Juan costs ARS $300 (1 day ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in San Juan costs ARS $80 (1 day ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in San Juan costs ARS $70 (1 day ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in San Juan costs ARS $170 (1 day ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in San Juan costs ARS $700 (1 day ago)
  • 2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) in San Juan costs ARS $1,000 (1 day ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in San Juan costs ARS $300 (1 day ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in San Juan costs ARS $500 (1 day ago)
  • Hourly rate for babysitter services in San Juan costs ARS $90 (1 day ago)