Cost of living in Mar del Plata, Argentina

Summary of cost of living in Mar del Plata

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ARS $121,874
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ARS $51,356
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List of prices in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Current as of Mar 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $716
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ARS $431
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $133
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $61
12 eggs, large ARS $140
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $69
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $199
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $70
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $34
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $70
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $241
2 liters of coca-cola ARS $132
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $50
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ARS $32,718
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ARS $24,303
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $4,414
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ARS $19,311
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ARS $14,695
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ARS $3,153
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ARS $1,371
40” flat screen tv ARS $30,632
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $13,221
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $261
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $247
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ARS $4,058
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ARS $2,775
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $6,405
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $4,383
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $1,324,580
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $63
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $941
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $308
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $143
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $331
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ARS $972
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ARS $163
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $100
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $141
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $77
Tube of toothpaste ARS $61
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $426
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $1,025
2 tickets to the movies ARS $490
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $1,719
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $1,604
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $188
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $158
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $135
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ARS $45,977
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $4.06
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $1,474
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ARS $156
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 449 prices entered by 35 different people.
Latest price update: March 01, 2021

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