Cost of living in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Summary of cost of living in Buenos Aires

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ARS $2,553,568
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ARS $1,152,266
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Buenos Aires
Current as of May 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $11,309
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ARS $7,678
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $3,058
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $1,234
12 eggs, large ARS $2,516
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $2,050
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $4,851
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $2,185
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $1,074
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $1,346
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $6,159
2 liters of coca-cola ARS $2,472
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $839
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ARS $883,937
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ARS $509,624
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $51,843
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ARS $422,461
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ARS $346,239
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ARS $32,697
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ARS $18,031
40” flat screen tv ARS $364,783
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $229,920
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $5,445
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $2,852
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ARS $114,899
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ARS $75,520
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $122,253
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $125,435
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $20,050,700
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $901
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $40,427
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $13,681
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $4,505
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $10,153
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ARS $15,263
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ARS $5,462
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $2,299
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $5,631
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $2,759
Tube of toothpaste ARS $2,890
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $8,638
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $21,130
2 tickets to the movies ARS $10,091
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $34,331
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $32,420
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $6,110
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $3,279
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $4,785
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ARS $654,996
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $88
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $23,099
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ARS $3,075
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 3,256 prices entered by 373 different people.
Latest price update: May 22, 2024

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