Cost of living in La Plata, Argentina

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $119
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ARS $122
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $39
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $20
12 eggs, large ARS $44
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $22
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $60
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $28
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $11
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $24
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $76
2 liters of Coca-Cola ARS $40
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $10
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ARS $9,848
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ARS $7,552
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 $5,673
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ARS $4,570
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ARS $4,750
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ARS $634
40” flat screen TV ARS $9,276
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $2,384
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $139
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $103
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ARS $1,087
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ARS $342
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $1,737
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $848
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $245,673
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $15
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $526
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $103
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $23
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $133
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ARS $333
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ARS $34
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $27
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $22
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $24
Tube of toothpaste ARS $13
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $109
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $323
2 tickets to the movies ARS $219
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 $409
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $52
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $34
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $36
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ARS $21,252
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $1.81
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $416
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ARS $34
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 147 prices entered by 21 different people.
Latest price update: August 16, 2018.

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