Cost of living in La Plata, Argentina

List of prices in La Plata, Argentina. Current as of Dec 2018.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $175
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ARS $160
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $47
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $30
12 eggs, large ARS $49
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $31
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $78
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $37
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $14
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $37
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $148
2 liters of Coca-Cola ARS $53
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $18
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ARS $16,730
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ARS $9,389
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $3,367
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ARS $8,412
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ARS $5,661
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ARS $4,867
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ARS $883
40” flat screen TV ARS $11,402
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $2,698
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $156
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $132
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ARS $1,487
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ARS $520
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $2,259
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $1,878
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $361,747
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $22
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $672
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $221
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $65
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $200
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ARS $584
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ARS $52
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $50
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $88
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $35
Tube of toothpaste ARS $18
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $194
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $485
2 tickets to the movies ARS $333
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $378
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $691
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $92
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $48
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $68
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ARS $23,112
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $2.04
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $645
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ARS $57
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 313 prices entered by 29 different people.
Latest price update: December 16, 2018.

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