Cost of living in Rosario, Argentina

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $110
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ARS $110
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $54
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $20
12 eggs, large ARS $69
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $28
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $78
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $35
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $15
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $20
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $100
2 liters of Coca-Cola ARS $40
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $13
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ARS $10,384
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ARS $7,740
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $2,962
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ARS $8,506
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ARS $4,156
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ARS $1,734
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ARS $643
40” flat screen TV ARS $10,089
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $3,154
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $94
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $76
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ARS $1,430
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ARS $1,084
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $1,792
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $2,202
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $233,073
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $21
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $341
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $108
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $270
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $193
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ARS $255
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ARS $57
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $50
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $61
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $29
Tube of toothpaste ARS $30
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $139
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $757
2 tickets to the movies ARS $193
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $510
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $477
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $287
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $90
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $119
iPod nano 16GB ARS $2,924
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $2.59
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $406
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ARS $60
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 378 prices entered by 35 different people.
Latest price update: July 22, 2017.

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