Cost of living in Rosario, Argentina

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $91
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ARS $110
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $63
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $20
12 eggs, large ARS $64
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $32
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $92
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $37
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $15
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $21
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $97
2 liters of Coca-Cola ARS $35
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $8
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ARS $7,918
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ARS $7,571
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $514
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ARS $5,125
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ARS $4,406
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ARS $704
Internet 8MB (1 month) ARS $428
40” flat screen TV ARS $12,449
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $3,698
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $84
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $130
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ARS $2,091
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ARS $1,281
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $1,966
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $1,603
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $471,187
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $18
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $397
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $152
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $71
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $130
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ARS $256
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ARS $66
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $48
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $47
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $55
Tube of toothpaste ARS $39
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $126
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $531
2 tickets to the movies ARS $271
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $950
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $632
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $93
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $26
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $78
iPod nano 16GB ARS $3,436
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $2.14
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $362
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ARS $37
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 252 prices entered by 15 different people.
Latest price update: August 30, 2016.

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