Cost of living in Santiago del Estero, Argentina

Summary of cost of living in Santiago del Estero

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ARS $190,976
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ARS $70,152
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Santiago del Estero
Current as of Jan 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $1,441
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ARS $1,382
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $559
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $145
12 eggs, large ARS $470
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $239
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $783
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $199
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $191
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $195
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $774
2 liters of coca-cola ARS $382
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $97
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ARS $42,421
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ARS $20,831
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $3,008
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ARS $28,617
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ARS $15,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ARS $2,500
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ARS $1,304
40” flat screen tv ARS $25,425
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $7,903
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $358
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $241
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ARS $2,928
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ARS $2,871
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $4,806
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $7,466
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $1,527,640
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $115
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $1,121
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $620
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $562
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ARS $2,075
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ARS $613
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $184
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $419
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $92
Tube of toothpaste ARS $160
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $466
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $1,368
2 tickets to the movies ARS $492
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $2,236
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $1,790
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $429
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $143
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $145
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ARS $41,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $13
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $1,780
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ARS $146
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 16 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: January 27, 2023

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