Cost of living in Mar del Plata, Argentina

Summary of cost of living in Mar del Plata

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ARS $2,248,869
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ARS $1,014,569
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Mar del Plata
Current as of Jun 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $9,420
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ARS $6,539
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $2,507
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $1,181
12 eggs, large ARS $2,263
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $2,263
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $4,106
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $1,153
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $558
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $1,284
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $4,722
2 liters of coca-cola ARS $2,762
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $361
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ARS $782,361
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ARS $455,373
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $36,979
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ARS $289,954
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ARS $173,312
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ARS $33,458
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ARS $29,499
40” flat screen tv ARS $267,999
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $14,428
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $3,264
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $2,300
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ARS $61,564
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ARS $44,074
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $177,232
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $75,022
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $20,190,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $1,159
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $62,683
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $4,302
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $3,444
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $6,500
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ARS $15,000
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ARS $4,843
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $331
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $4,872
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $1,810
Tube of toothpaste ARS $3,553
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $4,773
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $33,945
2 tickets to the movies ARS $5,251
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $3,500
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $29,557
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $4,349
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $2,583
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $1,972
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ARS $187,796
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $3.82
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $42,662
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ARS $2,996
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 250 prices entered by 19 different people.
Latest price update: June 20, 2024

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