Cost of living in La Plata, Argentina

Summary of cost of living in La Plata

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ARS $183,368
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ARS $72,412
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in La Plata
Current as of May 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $716
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ARS $569
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $185
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $92
12 eggs, large ARS $161
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $145
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $322
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $167
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $65
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $114
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $401
2 liters of coca-cola ARS $192
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $66
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ARS $43,071
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ARS $30,451
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $4,634
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ARS $23,275
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ARS $15,328
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ARS $4,469
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ARS $1,339
40” flat screen tv ARS $31,869
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $14,847
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $403
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $396
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ARS $5,135
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ARS $3,243
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $11,587
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $11,746
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $2,476,510
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $88
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $2,167
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $1,210
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $478
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $1,055
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ARS $1,088
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ARS $222
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $208
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $306
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $121
Tube of toothpaste ARS $157
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $821
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $2,282
2 tickets to the movies ARS $1,016
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $2,036
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $3,007
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $576
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $137
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $164
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ARS $72,844
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $6
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $2,360
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ARS $325
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 209 prices entered by 34 different people.
Latest price update: May 21, 2022

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