Cost of living in Argentina

Summary of cost of living in Argentina

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ARS $142,445
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ARS $56,705
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $607
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ARS $429
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $145
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $66
12 eggs, large ARS $138
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $84
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $264
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $97
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $47
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $78
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $274
2 liters of coca-cola ARS $141
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $38
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ARS $35,267
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ARS $22,424
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $4,387
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ARS $24,814
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ARS $15,928
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ARS $3,438
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ARS $1,408
40” flat screen tv ARS $33,319
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $13,952
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $346
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $255
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ARS $3,694
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ARS $2,268
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $6,460
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $5,420
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $1,920,240
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $65
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $1,498
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $277
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $609
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ARS $1,145
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ARS $246
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $159
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $214
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $112
Tube of toothpaste ARS $126
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $482
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $1,250
2 tickets to the movies ARS $639
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $2,146
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $2,131
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $391
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $157
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $147
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ARS $63,179
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $17
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $1,909
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ARS $163

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:
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 Corrientes 75
2nd La Plata 70
3rd Salta 64
4th Buenos Aires 59
5th Rosario 52
6th Córdoba 51
7th Mar del Plata 48
8th Mendoza 46
9th Tucumán 45
10th Bahía Blanca 43
11th Resistencia 40
12th San Juan 40
13th Santa Fe 40

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.

Prices recently added

  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Buenos Aires costs ARS $1,600 (about 15 hours ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Buenos Aires costs ARS $1,200 (about 15 hours ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Buenos Aires costs ARS $80 (about 15 hours ago)
  • Men’s leather business shoes in Buenos Aires costs ARS $12,000 (about 15 hours ago)
  • Sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) in Buenos Aires costs ARS $9,000 (about 15 hours ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Buenos Aires costs ARS $2,000 (about 15 hours ago)
  • Hourly rate for domestic cleaning help in Buenos Aires costs ARS $250 (about 15 hours ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Buenos Aires costs ARS $40,000 (about 15 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Buenos Aires costs ARS $80,000 (about 15 hours ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Buenos Aires costs ARS $140 (about 15 hours ago)