Cost of living in La Plata, Argentina

Summary of cost of living in La Plata

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ARS $ [BM]325,116 (ARS $164,825)
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ARS $ [BM]121,734 (ARS $61,716)
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in La Plata
Current as of Dec 2021.

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Food Update prices
ARS ARSX
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $716 (ARS $ [BM]716)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ARS $546 (ARS $ [BM]546)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $183 (ARS $ [BM]183)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $79 (ARS $ [BM]79)
12 eggs, large ARS $146 (ARS $ [BM]146)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $128 (ARS $ [BM]128)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $307 (ARS $ [BM]307)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $131 (ARS $ [BM]131)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $60 (ARS $ [BM]60)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $89 (ARS $ [BM]89)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $360 (ARS $ [BM]360)
2 liters of coca-cola ARS $186 (ARS $ [BM]186)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $45 (ARS $ [BM]45)
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Housing Update prices
ARS ARSX
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ARS $33,041 (ARS $ [BM]33,041)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ARS $23,210 (ARS $ [BM]23,210)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $4,932 (ARS $ [BM]4,932)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ARS $24,807 (ARS $ [BM]24,807)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ARS $15,328 (ARS $ [BM]15,328)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ARS $5,227 (ARS $ [BM]5,227)
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ARS $1,369 (ARS $ [BM]1,369)
40” flat screen tv ARS $30,517 (ARS $ [BM]30,517)
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $13,971 (ARS $ [BM]13,971)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $391 (ARS $ [BM]391)
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $418 (ARS $ [BM]418)
Clothes Update prices
ARS ARSX
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ARS $5,138 (ARS $ [BM]5,138)
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ARS $3,138 (ARS $ [BM]3,138)
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $9,155 (ARS $ [BM]9,155)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $10,528 (ARS $ [BM]10,528)
Transportation Update prices
ARS ARSX
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $2,476,510 (ARS $ [BM]2,476,510)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $78 (ARS $ [BM]78)
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $2,311 (ARS $ [BM]2,311)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $483 (ARS $ [BM]483)
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Personal Care Update prices
ARS ARSX
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $463 (ARS $ [BM]463)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $1,188 (ARS $ [BM]1,188)
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ARS $1,178 (ARS $ [BM]1,178)
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ARS $197 (ARS $ [BM]197)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $197 (ARS $ [BM]197)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $297 (ARS $ [BM]297)
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $119 (ARS $ [BM]119)
Tube of toothpaste ARS $131 (ARS $ [BM]131)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $621 (ARS $ [BM]621)
Entertainment Update prices
ARS ARSX
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $2,144 (ARS $ [BM]2,144)
2 tickets to the movies ARS $1,022 (ARS $ [BM]1,022)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $2,021 (ARS $ [BM]2,021)
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $2,895 (ARS $ [BM]2,895)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $622 (ARS $ [BM]622)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $116 (ARS $ [BM]116)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $154 (ARS $ [BM]154)
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ARS $59,828 (ARS $ [BM]59,828)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $6 (ARS $ [BM]6)
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $2,091 (ARS $ [BM]2,091)
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ARS $326 (ARS $ [BM]326)
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 283 prices entered by 36 different people.
Latest price update: December 08, 2021

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