Cost of living in Mar del Plata, Argentina

Summary of cost of living in Mar del Plata

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ARS $76,462
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ARS $32,408
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List of prices in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $369
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ARS $329
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $95
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $51
12 eggs, large ARS $87
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $48
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $127
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $44
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $30
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $53
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $162
2 liters of coca-cola ARS $90
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $32
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ARS $22,255
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ARS $14,570
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $3,283
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ARS $14,160
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ARS $8,425
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ARS $1,368
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ARS $989
40” flat screen tv ARS $16,483
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $4,962
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $183
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $163
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ARS $2,233
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ARS $2,032
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $4,243
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $2,884
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $587,269
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $55
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $513
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $236
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $96
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $170
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ARS $487
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ARS $117
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $56
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $55
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $45
Tube of toothpaste ARS $28
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $183
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $528
2 tickets to the movies ARS $305
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $1,579
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $1,004
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $121
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $80
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $99
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ARS $23,309
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $2.97
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $677
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ARS $73
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 345 prices entered by 45 different people.
Latest price update: January 28, 2020

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