Cost of living in Mendoza, 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 $104
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $37
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $18
12 eggs, large ARS $32
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $22
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $66
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $23
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $11
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $23
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $71
2 liters of Coca-Cola ARS $39
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $8
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ARS $11,729
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ARS $9,549
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $671
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ARS $5,583
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ARS $4,839
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ARS $471
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ARS $502
40” flat screen TV ARS $12,701
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $3,948
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $212
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $52
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ARS $1,318
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ARS $548
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $1,458
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $2,874
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $316,505
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $17
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $299
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $46
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $40
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $101
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ARS $288
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ARS $65
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $92
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $63
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $33
Tube of toothpaste ARS $34
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $95
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $453
2 tickets to the movies ARS $188
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $697
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $592
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $135
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $48
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $55
iPad Air 2, 64GB ARS $16,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $3.66
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $372
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ARS $27
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 133 prices entered by 14 different people.
Latest price update: September 25, 2017.

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