Cost of living in Mar del Plata, Argentina

Summary of cost of living in Mar del Plata

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ARS $229,016
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ARS $78,246
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Mar del Plata
Current as of May 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ARS $1,467
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ARS $976
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ARS $429
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ARS $114
12 eggs, large ARS $241
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ARS $242
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ARS $644
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ARS $267
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ARS $180
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ARS $249
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ARS $771
2 liters of coca-cola ARS $298
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ARS $73
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ARS $36,188
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ARS $22,938
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ARS $4,350
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ARS $30,165
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ARS $35,810
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ARS $4,107
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ARS $2,511
40” flat screen tv ARS $55,142
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ARS $30,865
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ARS $411
Hourly rate for cleaning help ARS $417
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ARS $5,024
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ARS $3,675
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ARS $27,947
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ARS $10,961
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ARS $4,391,940
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ARS $130
Monthly ticket public transport ARS $2,465
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ARS $636
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ARS $270
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ARS $966
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ARS $2,929
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ARS $743
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ARS $172
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ARS $256
4 rolls of toilet paper ARS $239
Tube of toothpaste ARS $255
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ARS $627
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ARS $1,406
2 tickets to the movies ARS $705
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ARS $2,076
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ARS $2,051
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ARS $339
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ARS $198
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ARS $192
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ARS $52,290
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ARS $3.82
1 month of gym membership in business district ARS $2,841
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ARS $231
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 366 prices entered by 35 different people.
Latest price update: May 24, 2022

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