Cost of living in Salta, Argentina

Summary of cost of living in Salta

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ARS $82,960
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ARS $34,165
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List of prices in Salta, Argentina. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $301
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ARS $273
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $96
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $50
12 eggs, large ARS $74
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $36
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $178
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $53
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $23
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $53
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $196
2 liters of coca-cola ARS $88
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $25
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ARS $23,112
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ARS $13,869
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $5,235
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ARS $18,970
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ARS $10,990
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ARS $2,384
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ARS $740
40” flat screen tv ARS $16,481
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $3,103
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $133
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $138
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ARS $1,726
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ARS $2,129
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $3,695
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $3,766
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $645,914
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $50
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $949
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $276
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $218
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $286
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ARS $621
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ARS $78
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $77
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $97
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $56
Tube of toothpaste ARS $43
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $297
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $632
2 tickets to the movies ARS $397
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $1,724
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $1,039
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $175
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $72
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $112
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ARS $38,859
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $7
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $1,061
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ARS $68
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 561 prices entered by 33 different people.
Latest price update: January 21, 2020

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