Cost of living in Argentina

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $160
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ARS $134
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $51
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $24
12 eggs, large ARS $41
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $33
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $114
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $38
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $17
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $28
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $123
2 liters of Coca-Cola ARS $47
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $16
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ARS $15,734
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ARS $11,457
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $1,825
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ARS $11,975
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ARS $7,798
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ARS $1,411
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ARS $676
40” flat screen TV ARS $12,928
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $3,557
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $189
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $100
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ARS $1,709
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ARS $1,247
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $2,103
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $2,508
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $416,353
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $21
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $396
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $98
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $168
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ARS $453
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ARS $75
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $55
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $76
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $41
Tube of toothpaste ARS $45
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $175
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $496
2 tickets to the movies ARS $256
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $979
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $902
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $139
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $66
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $81
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ARS $13,558
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $3.60
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $840
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ARS $52

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 108
2nd Rosario 88
3rd Córdoba 84
4th Concordia 72
5th Neuquén 65
6th Tucumán 60
7th La Plata 58

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

  • Taxi fare per distance, weekday at noon, per 1 km. in Buenos Aires costs ARS $50 (about 11 hours ago)
  • Taxi, initial meter charge, weekday at noon in Buenos Aires costs ARS $30 (about 11 hours ago)
  • Public transport in Buenos Aires costs ARS $600 (about 11 hours ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Buenos Aires costs ARS $25 (about 11 hours ago)
  • Internet 8 mbps, 1 month in Buenos Aires costs ARS $600 (about 11 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in normal area in Buenos Aires costs ARS $15,000 (about 11 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Buenos Aires costs ARS $20,000 (about 11 hours ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Buenos Aires costs ARS $10,000 (about 11 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Buenos Aires costs ARS $20,000 (about 11 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Buenos Aires costs ARS $15 (about 11 hours ago)