Cost of living in Argentina compared to Egypt
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Food | - 6% | |||
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Food in Argentina is 6% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ARS $653 (E£ 110) | E£ 85 | + 30% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | ARS $472 (E£ 80) | E£ 77 | + 4% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ARS $156 (E£ 26) | E£ 44 | - 40% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ARS $68 (E£ 12) | E£ 17 | - 32% | |
12 eggs, large | ARS $146 (E£ 25) | E£ 18 | + 34% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ARS $90 (E£ 15) | E£ 6 | + 138% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ARS $285 (E£ 48) | E£ 36 | + 34% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ARS $109 (E£ 18) | E£ 24 | - 25% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ARS $52 (E£ 9) | E£ 7 | + 17% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ARS $82 (E£ 14) | E£ 31 | - 54% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | ARS $290 (E£ 49) | E£ 177 | - 72% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | ARS $147 (E£ 25) | E£ 15 | + 66% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ARS $40 (E£ 7) | E£ 6 | + 10% | |
Housing | + 5% | |||
Housing in Argentina is 5% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | ARS $38,387 (E£ 6,484) | E£ 7,788 | - 17% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | ARS $24,822 (E£ 4,192) | E£ 3,362 | + 25% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ARS $4,434 (E£ 749) | E£ 704 | + 6% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | ARS $26,601 (E£ 4,493) | E£ 4,620 | - 3% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | ARS $17,333 (E£ 2,928) | E£ 3,344 | - 12% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | ARS $3,534 (E£ 597) | E£ 501 | + 19% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | ARS $1,443 (E£ 244) | E£ 137 | + 78% | |
40” flat screen tv | ARS $36,634 (E£ 6,187) | E£ 4,538 | + 36% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | ARS $15,944 (E£ 2,693) | E£ 2,125 | + 27% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ARS $362 (E£ 61) | E£ 96 | - 36% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | ARS $271 (E£ 46) | E£ 57 | - 20% | |
Clothes | - 40% | |||
Clothes in Argentina is 40% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | ARS $4,097 (E£ 692) | E£ 917 | - 25% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | ARS $2,642 (E£ 446) | E£ 848 | - 47% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | ARS $7,499 (E£ 1,267) | E£ 2,121 | - 40% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ARS $6,205 (E£ 1,048) | E£ 1,289 | - 19% | |
Transportation | - 3% | |||
Transportation in Argentina is about the same as in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ARS $2,102,690 (E£ 355,148) | E£ 395,100 | - 10% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ARS $72 (E£ 12) | E£ 8 | + 55% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | ARS $1,643 (E£ 278) | E£ 318 | - 13% | |
Personal Care | - 7% | |||
Personal Care in Argentina is 7% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ARS $297 (E£ 50) | E£ 35 | + 44% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ARS $631 (E£ 107) | E£ 61 | + 75% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | ARS $1,245 (E£ 210) | E£ 261 | - 19% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | ARS $278 (E£ 47) | E£ 131 | - 64% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ARS $170 (E£ 29) | E£ 43 | - 33% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ARS $228 (E£ 39) | E£ 36 | + 7% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | ARS $119 (E£ 20) | E£ 20 | + 0% | |
Tube of toothpaste | ARS $135 (E£ 23) | E£ 18 | + 26% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ARS $523 (E£ 88) | E£ 71 | + 24% | |
Entertainment | - 3% | |||
Entertainment in Argentina is about the same as in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ARS $1,377 (E£ 232) | E£ 328 | - 29% | |
2 tickets to the movies | ARS $701 (E£ 118) | E£ 175 | - 32% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ARS $2,334 (E£ 394) | E£ 1,249 | - 68% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ARS $2,298 (E£ 388) | E£ 406 | - 4% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ARS $430 (E£ 73) | E£ 75 | - 4% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ARS $172 (E£ 29) | E£ 38 | - 24% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | ARS $161 (E£ 27) | E£ 47 | - 42% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | ARS $67,861 (E£ 11,462) | E£ 9,759 | + 17% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ARS $19 (E£ 3.21) | E£ 1.50 | + 114% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | ARS $2,064 (E£ 349) | E£ 466 | - 25% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | ARS $181 (E£ 31) | E£ 44 | - 30% | |
TOTAL | - 5% |
These prices were last updated on April 20, 2021.
Exchange rate:
0.16890
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This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 17,479 prices entered by 1,415 different people.
Cost of living in Argentina is 5% cheaper than in Egypt
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