Cost of living in La Plata, Argentina

Summary of cost of living in La Plata

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ARS $245,394
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ARS $98,187
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in La Plata
Current as of Oct 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $1,594
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ARS $894
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $351
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $135
12 eggs, large ARS $253
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $273
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $489
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $278
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $159
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $153
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $652
2 liters of coca-cola ARS $207
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $154
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ARS $47,701
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ARS $53,887
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $10,246
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ARS $33,359
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ARS $36,512
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ARS $6,810
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ARS $1,921
40” flat screen tv ARS $36,681
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $21,276
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $477
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $385
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ARS $5,717
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ARS $5,446
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $17,075
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $12,416
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $2,476,510
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $121
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $1,441
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $996
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $593
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $814
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ARS $1,796
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ARS $222
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $252
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $354
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $332
Tube of toothpaste ARS $256
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $839
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $3,034
2 tickets to the movies ARS $1,280
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $3,083
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $2,866
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $553
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $322
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $239
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ARS $75,080
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $6
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $4,401
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ARS $325
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 329 prices entered by 30 different people.
Latest price update: October 03, 2022

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