Cost of living in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Summary of cost of living in Buenos Aires

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ARS $152,041
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ARS $65,261
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List of prices in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Current as of Feb 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $643
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ARS $435
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $157
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $63
12 eggs, large ARS $148
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $86
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $282
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $100
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $48
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $82
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $282
2 liters of coca-cola ARS $145
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $42
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ARS $43,443
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ARS $29,840
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $4,075
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ARS $31,711
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ARS $19,567
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ARS $3,103
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ARS $1,424
40” flat screen tv ARS $34,342
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $14,437
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $361
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $235
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ARS $3,783
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ARS $2,552
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $6,722
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $5,543
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $2,046,680
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $65
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $1,251
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $431
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $290
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $596
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ARS $1,200
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ARS $278
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $153
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $240
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $121
Tube of toothpaste ARS $137
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $569
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $1,384
2 tickets to the movies ARS $691
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $2,438
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $2,149
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $387
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $190
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $162
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ARS $56,927
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $17
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $2,204
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ARS $169
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 6,841 prices entered by 724 different people.
Latest price update: February 25, 2021

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