Cost of living in La Plata, Argentina

List of prices in La Plata, Argentina. Current as of Apr 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $260
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ARS $181
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $56
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $33
12 eggs, large ARS $60
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $36
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $103
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $42
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $23
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $44
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $176
2 liters of Coca-Cola ARS $61
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $20
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ARS $19,406
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ARS $12,952
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $3,987
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ARS $10,815
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ARS $8,111
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ARS $4,439
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ARS $836
40” flat screen TV ARS $12,963
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $4,255
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $177
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $157
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ARS $1,867
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ARS $1,070
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $2,400
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $2,656
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $496,900
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $23
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $771
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $231
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $75
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $233
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ARS $873
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ARS $57
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $66
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $93
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $52
Tube of toothpaste ARS $31
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $229
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $517
2 tickets to the movies ARS $356
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $1,200
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $887
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $98
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $48
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $82
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ARS $23,963
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $3.53
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $732
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ARS $70
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 428 prices entered by 31 different people.
Latest price update: April 20, 2019

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