Cost of living in Mar del Plata, Argentina

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $117
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ARS $84
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $29
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $14
12 eggs, large ARS $25
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $15
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $57
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $28
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $12
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $19
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $58
2 liters of Coca-Cola ARS $30
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $7
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ARS $8,434
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ARS $6,889
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $992
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ARS $6,855
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ARS $4,892
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ARS $597
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ARS $478
40” flat screen TV ARS $8,795
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $2,921
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $119
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $95
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ARS $853
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ARS $582
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $1,148
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $1,419
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $378,573
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $21
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $349
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $135
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $60
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $100
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ARS $489
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ARS $48
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $48
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $39
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $11
Tube of toothpaste ARS $38
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $116
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $426
2 tickets to the movies ARS $123
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $315
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $667
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $96
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $43
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $76
iPad Air 2, 64GB ARS $14,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $1.62
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $355
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ARS $38
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 81 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: September 26, 2017.

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