Cost of living in the Argentina

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Food Price in $
12 eggs dozen, large 12.50 ARS
1 beer pint in local shops, markets 7 ARS
1 kg of tomatoes 8.50 ARS
Full chicken 2kg 38.75 ARS
1litre 100% fruit juice 8.50 ARS
1 package of cigarettes imported brands 25 ARS
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 7.50 ARS
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 48.95 ARS
2.5 liters of Coca-Cola 0.95 ARS
1 Bread loaf standard 9.50 ARS
Whole fat Yogurt. 500ml 12 ARS
1x6 pack Dardanelle tuna 18.50 ARS
Heinz baked beans 1 tin 8 ARS
1.5 kg Sugar 10 ARS
2 liter cooking oil 20 ARS
Yum-yum noodles per pack 2.00 ARS
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 5.50 ARS
1 liter milk 8.50 ARS
Fast food restaurant large serving/ take away 25 ARS
Utilities per month (water, electricity, gas) for 2 people in flat 165 ARS
Wi-Fi monthly fee 8 Mbps (1 month) 145 ARS
Laundry detergent (bleach, sunlight liquid, washing surf… altogether) 58.50 ARS
House Cleaning fee per day 105 ARS
Large Gas heater price range upwards. 200 ARS
Original branded Electric Fans 200 ARS
Original branded Electric kettle. 120 ARS
40 inches Beko flat screen HD TV set 2000 ARS
Single bed Blankets 120 ARS
Personal Care
Avon for women and men cologne 100 ARS
Ladies hair plaiting. 60 ARS
Ladies Sanitaryware (Pads and Tampoons) 18 ARS
Men's haircut 40 ARS
Ibuprofen, Panadol, Grandpa Pain killers box of 12 dosses 24.50 ARS
Mobile package local network providers’ talk-time, data and messages 65 ARS
1 month of gym subscription. 105 ARS
Earphones original (Samsung. iPhone) 90 ARS
Unisex Loris perfume 30 ARS
Gadgets maintenance and repairs (cellphone, laptops, tablets...) starting price. 100 ARS
Smart phones (Samsung, Xiaomi, HTC, IPhone) price range upwards 1000 ARS
Laptops (Samsung, Lenovo, Hp, Monster, Dell etc.) price range upwards 3000 ARS
Boat cruise with refreshments and finger snacks 120 ARS
Go carting 30mins 120 ARS
Movie House 3d cinema 30 ARS
Summer Festivals (jet, bumper cars, lucky deep ...(per ticket) 15 ARS
Photo shoot 120 ARS
Cappuccino / expresso/ coffee 12.50 ARS
3 course dinner local restaurant two people 96.50 ARS
3 course dinner classy, exotic restaurant two people 150 ARS
Play station 4 console without games. 2000 ARS
Spalding Basketball 200 ARS
Original branded Racket and Wilson’s tennis balls 500 ARS
Taxi fare on average 5-10km 45 ARS
Public transport per trip one way maximum fare 30 ARS
1 liter petrol/diesel 6.50 ARS
1 day rent a car cost 140 ARS
Driver’s license 2300 ARS
1 pair of jeans (Denim or similar) 150 ARS
1 pair of men’s formal shoes 215 ARS
1 pair original sport/casual shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 280 ARS
1 classy summer dress (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 135.79 ARS
Ladies formal shoes original and durable 120 ARS
Back-pack, gym bag (Nike, Adidas, New balance) 150 ARS

There are plenty of convincing reasons to live in Argentina; the remarkable diversity of natural scenery, the relaxed, family-focused lifestyle, the European feel of many of its attractive cities, and the expat-friendly visa options. But one of the most promising inducements for starting a new life here is the sheer affordability.

Most of the everyday living expenses in Argentina --groceries, internet connection, restaurant meals, going to the movies, etc. are around 50 to 60% lower than in the United States.

If you’re renting a place to stay, the news is even better: apartment rentals across this nation average about 75% cheaper than what you’ll pay back home. Things like childcare, alcoholic drinks, and community transport are ridiculously inexpensive compared to the U.S and the more time you spend in Argentina, the more ways you will discover to save money is by living like a local.

This nation is often cited as a wanted place to retire as it offers expats a good quality, yet affordable lifestyle. There is certainly some honest truth in this, and if one's income is from an offshore source, money can go a long way.

That said, foreigners who are looking to find the promised land should be wary of the yo-yo nature of the country’s economy, one minute booming, the next minute crashing. This instability often leads to strengthening inflation and soaring prices.

The cost of living in Argentina's rural areas is probably a third lower than an urban area like Buenos Aires. This capital city hierarchical 133rd out of 209 cities in the Mercer Cost of Living survey for 2019 which puts it in line with cities like Montreal and Stockholm.

Cost of food in Argentina

Supermarket prices for certain substances are slightly cheaper than in the UK. If emigrants have the time to shop around, particularly for fruit and vegetables, which are much cheaper from the roadside stalls, they can bring their grocery bill down; but this can be time-consuming and emigrants tend to follow the ‘one shop a week’ pattern rather than the usual food shop that locals are used to.

Cost of transport in Argentina

Vehicles are an expensive commodity in the nation. The country no longer has a car manufacturing industry of its own and import taxes on cars are excessive. Strangely though, second-hand cars hold their worth, and it is not unusual to buy a car, use it for several years and then sell it at the same price or even more than one paid for it.

Cost of accommodation in Argentina

It is almost impossible to give average prices for either property purchase or rental as it really does differ hugely from province to province; urban prices are significantly higher than rural prices.

One thing to consider is that since many Argentinians aren't in the position to purchase property anymore, the demand for places to rent is high. As foreigners hoping to rent will be required to provide a deposit and several months of rent in advance as well as a guarantor.

Cost of living in Argentina chart

Prices may differ depending on location and service provider. The table below is based on average prices in Buenos Aires for February 2020.

Three-bedroom apartment in city centre ARS 30,000 Accommodation (monthly)
Three-bedroom apartment outside of city centre ARS 23,000 Accommodation (monthly)
One-bedroom apartment in city center ARS 16,500 Accommodation (monthly)
One-bedroom apartment outside of city center ARS 13,100 Accommodation (monthly)
Milk (1 liter) ARS 56 Shopping
Dozen eggs ARS 90 Shopping
A loaf of white bread ARS 69 Shopping
Chicken breasts (1kg) ARS 235 Shopping
Pack of cigarettes (Marlboro) ARS 110 Shopping
Big Mac Meal    
Coca-Cola (330ml) ARS 63 Eating out
Cappuccino ARS 99 Eating out
Bottle of local beer  ARS 100 Eating out
Three-course meal for two people at a mid-range restaurant 
  Eating out
Mobile call rate (per minute – mobile to mobile) ARS 9.20 Utilities/Household
Internet (uncapped ADSL or cable – average per month) ARS 1,750 Utilities/Household
Utilities (average per month for a standard household)
Taxi rate per km ARS 23 Transportation 
City center public transport fare ARS 20 Transportation 

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