Cost of living in La Plata, Argentina

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $100
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ARS $93
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $30
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $17
12 eggs, large ARS $26
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $19
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $49
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $23
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $11
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $17
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $63
2 liters of Coca-Cola ARS $33
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $10
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ARS $5,536
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ARS $5,174
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $453
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ARS $5,454
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ARS $3,691
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ARS $2,163
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ARS $512
40” flat screen TV ARS $7,542
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $2,384
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $108
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $64
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ARS $689
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ARS $719
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $1,064
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $970
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $220,932
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $13
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $163
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $43
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $23
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $65
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ARS $258
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ARS $34
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $24
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $22
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $21
Tube of toothpaste ARS $12
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $62
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $248
2 tickets to the movies ARS $95
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 $297
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $52
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $29
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $41
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ARS $26,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $1.81
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $361
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ARS $25
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 125 prices entered by 14 different people.
Latest price update: November 21, 2017.

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