Deciphering Expenses: Understanding the Cost of Living in Argentina

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Cost of Living in Argentina

The Cost of Living in Argentina is lower than in the USA (rent is not considered). And the rent prices are 586.8% higher than in Argentina.

Below are listed the average costs of restaurants, products in the supermarkets, rent, and the average salary and annual interest rate in Argentina.

Restaurants

  • Medium Restaurant Category (lunch 2 persons) – 1,447.09 ARS
  • Mcdonalds – 350.00 ARS
  • Domestic Beer – 100.00 ARS
  • Imported Beer – 150.00 ARS
  • Cappucino – 101.74 ARS
  • Coke – 61.32 ARS
  • Water – 49.25 ARS

Supermarket

  • Milk (1 liter) – 56.63 ARS
  • Bread (500 kg) – 64.21 ARS
  • Rice – 54.03 ARS
  • Eggs – 87.53 ARS
  • Local Cheese (1 kg) – 401.76 ARS
  • Chicken (1 kg) – 226.22 ARS
  • Apple (1 kg) – 70.71 ARS
  • Orange (1 kg) – 38.57 ARS
  • Tomato (1 kg) – 67.18 ARS
  • Potato (1kg) – 33.29 ARS
  • Lettuce (1 head) – 48.49 ARS
  • Water Bottle (1.5 L) – 58.51 ARS
  • Bottle of Wine – 200.00 ARS
  • Domestic Beer – 64.18 ARS
  • Imported Beer – 111.61 ARS
  • Cigarette Pack – 120.00 ARS

Transportation

  • Ticket – 1 way – 21.00 ARS
  • Monthly Pass – 1,000.00 ARS
  • Gasoline (1 liter) – 55.14 ARS
  • Car Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW trendline (or equivalent) – 1,100,000.00 ARS

Monthly Utilities

  • Basic (water, electricity, heating) – 4,592.44 ARS
  • Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) – 1,782.44 ARS

Sports and Leisure

  • Academy – 1,627.36 ARS
  • Cinema – 400.00 ARS

Clothes and Shoes

  • 1 pair of Levis jeans – 3,431.20 ARS
  • 1 dress (Zara, H&M) – 2,689.92 ARS
  • 1 pair of Nike shoes – 4,524.28 ARS

Monthly Rent

  • Apartment (1 bedroom) in the Center – 15,881.38 ARS
  • Apartment (1 bedroom) outside the Center – 12,509.96 ARS
  • Apartment (3 bedrooms) in the Center – 29,559.73 ARS
  • Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside the Center – 22,370.35 ARS

Apartment

  • Price per square meter in the center – 185,834.11 ARS
  • Price per square meter outside the center – 138,586.09 ARS

Salary

  • Monthly Salary (after taxes) – 33,933.26 ARS
  • Annual Interest Rate – 43.35

Average Prices from Numbeo

Updated on March 2020.

All prices are quoted in Argentinean Pesos. Use the site XE Currency site to do the conversion.

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