Cost of living in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Summary of cost of living in Buenos Aires

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ARS $117,328
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ARS $50,837
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List of prices in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Current as of Jul 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $451
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ARS $322
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $127
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $55
12 eggs, large ARS $98
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $61
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $253
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $70
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $35
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $66
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $232
2 liters of coca-cola ARS $114
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $37
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ARS $34,009
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ARS $23,828
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $4,073
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ARS $23,073
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ARS $17,135
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ARS $2,914
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ARS $1,299
40” flat screen tv ARS $22,544
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $8,701
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $328
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $186
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ARS $3,304
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ARS $2,023
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $4,543
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $3,983
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $1,393,550
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $55
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $1,148
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $437
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $256
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $477
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ARS $1,166
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ARS $228
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $127
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $206
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $102
Tube of toothpaste ARS $120
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $401
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $996
2 tickets to the movies ARS $598
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $2,013
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $1,776
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $324
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $139
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $143
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ARS $36,058
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $10
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $2,089
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ARS $132
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 6,875 prices entered by 724 different people.
Latest price update: July 02, 2020

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