Cost of living in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Summary of cost of living in Buenos Aires

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ARS $390,949
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ARS $181,152

List of prices in Buenos Aires
Current as of Jul 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $1,707
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ARS $1,117
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $432
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $131
12 eggs, large ARS $316
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $254
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $660
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $237
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $98
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $239
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $901
2 liters of coca-cola ARS $273
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $129
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ARS $140,578
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ARS $83,493
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $5,973
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ARS $79,786
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ARS $53,474
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ARS $3,753
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ARS $2,507
40” flat screen tv ARS $52,002
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $34,133
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $854
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $603
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ARS $12,454
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ARS $9,217
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $21,362
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $19,520
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $5,626,020
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $131
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $1,791
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $1,494
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $519
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $1,225
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ARS $2,573
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ARS $662
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $320
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $425
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $332
Tube of toothpaste ARS $333
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $1,598
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $3,358
2 tickets to the movies ARS $1,410
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $4,311
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $5,110
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $885
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $496
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $423
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ARS $112,934
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $38
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $5,713
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ARS $311
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,413 prices entered by 602 different people.
Latest price update: July 04, 2022

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