Cost of living in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Summary of cost of living in Buenos Aires

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ARS $109,996
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ARS $47,994
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List of prices in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Current as of Apr 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $397
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ARS $290
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $123
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $53
12 eggs, large ARS $87
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $57
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $243
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $66
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $33
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $61
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $220
2 liters of coca-cola ARS $106
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $34
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ARS $32,746
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ARS $22,577
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $3,898
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ARS $21,511
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ARS $15,521
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ARS $2,547
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ARS $1,250
40” flat screen tv ARS $20,197
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $7,783
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $303
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $173
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ARS $3,166
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ARS $1,906
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $4,312
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $3,905
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $1,132,130
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $53
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $1,130
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $409
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $224
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $442
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ARS $1,428
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ARS $228
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $115
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $198
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $96
Tube of toothpaste ARS $108
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $396
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $960
2 tickets to the movies ARS $578
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $2,112
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $1,753
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $297
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $129
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $136
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ARS $34,712
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $10
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $2,067
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ARS $120
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 6,548 prices entered by 678 different people.
Latest price update: April 08, 2020

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