Cost of Living in Buenos Aires in 2018

Cost of Living in Buenos Aires

The capital of Argentina is acquiring great popularity among tourists around the world. It has everything you need: clean beaches, beautiful nature, hundreds of stores for shopping, historical and cultural attractions, etc. Buenos Aires is a great place for a good rest at any time of the year.

How much does the rest in Buenos Aires?

If you are going to Buenos Aires, consider the following costs.

  • Accommodation in one of the most expensive hotels costs from 270 USD per night. In more modest hotels the cost of accommodation starts from 50 USD, In hostels — from 10 USD.
  • Food. Lunch or dinner in a decent restaurant will cost about 10 USD. The average check in ordinary cafes — about 5 USD. The cost of products in shops and markets is quite low.
  • Transport. Travel by city bus costs 0.5 USD. Hour trip by taxi — about 2 USD.

Attractions

The main attractions of Buenos Aires:

  • Plaza de Mayo — the central square of the city, where the Government House, the Cathedral and the Cabildo Town Hall are located;
  • Avenida Nueve de Julio — the widest street in the world, where the monument to El Obelisco is 70 meters high;
  • Plaza San Martin — another square, where the monument to national hero Jose de San Martin;
  • Recoleta & Cementerio De Recoleta — one of the most expensive residential districts of the city and famous cemetery;
  • La Boca — the cult district of the city with colorful houses;
  • Teatro Colón — Opera House, named in honor of Christopher Columbus;
  • Feria De Mataderos — Sunday Fair, where live music is played, souvenirs are sold and national dishes are served.

Country: Argentina

Last updated: November 2018

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Estimated budget for 1 person$ARS
FOOD
A loaf of bread (400 g)*27 pieces, Potato (1 kg)*8.4 kg, White rice (1 kg)*5 kg, Onion (1 kg)*2.5 kg, Salad (1 kg)*2.5 kg, Tomatoes (1 kg)*5 kg, Apples (kg)*3 kg, Bananas (kg)*3 kg, Orange (1 kg)*2 kg, Beef (1 kg)*4, Pork (1 kg)*2.5, Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 kg)*6 kg, Milk (1 l)*20 l, Local cheese (1 kg)*2 kg, Eggs (12) *4 pieces, Mineral water (1.5 l)*30 l
291.86$ 10476.55 ARS
RENT
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre*1, Internet (60 Mbps)*1
401.00$ 14394.22 ARS
Restaurants
Meal for 1 person (Budget Restaurant)*4, Cappuccino (regular)*12, Coke/Pepsi (330 ml bottle)*10, Big Mac meal*4, Bottle of beer (local, 0,5 l)*5, Wine (700 ml)*1
135.10$ 4849.52 ARS
Transport
Public transport (Monthly pass)*1, Taxi Start*5, Taxi (1 km)*20
38.50$ 1381.99 ARS
Personal care
Tube of toothpaste*1, Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.)*1, Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)*1, Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands)*0.3, Visit to private doctor*0.4
23.37$ 838.88 ARS
Entertaiment
1 ticket to the movie*3, 1 ticket to the theatre*1, Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult*1, 1 cocktail drink in downtown club*3
128.50$ 4612.61 ARS
For 1 day, cheap varriant, per day$ARS
Hostel (for 1 person)*1 35.40$ 1270.71 ARS
A loaf of bread (400 g)*1, Local cheese (1 kg)*0.1, Milk (1 l)*1, Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 kg)*0.3, Apples (kg)*0.3, Bananas (kg)*0.3, Orange (1 kg)*0.3, Potato (1 kg)*0.5, Eggs (12) *0.4 9.37$ 336.34 ARS
Public transport (1 way ticket)*4 1.60$ 57.43 ARS
For 1 day, mid-range varriant, per day$ARS
Budget hotel, 2-3 stars (Room/Night)*1 54.00$ 1938.37 ARS
Meal for 1 person (Budget Restaurant)*3 30.00$ 1076.87 ARS
Public transport (1 way ticket)*6 2.40$ 86.15 ARS
Food prices$ARS
A loaf of bread (400 g) 2.43$ 87.23 ARS
Milk (1 l) 1.38$ 49.54 ARS
Eggs (12) 2.14$ 76.82 ARS
Local cheese (1 kg) 9.74$ 349.63 ARS
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 kg) 5.68$ 203.89 ARS
White rice (1 kg) 1.79$ 64.25 ARS
Onion (1 kg) 0.96$ 34.46 ARS
Salad (1 kg) 1.44$ 51.69 ARS
Potato (1 kg) 1.00$ 35.90 ARS
Tomatoes (1 kg) 1.79$ 64.25 ARS
Bananas (kg) 1.60$ 57.43 ARS
Apples (kg) 2.19$ 78.61 ARS
Orange (1 kg) 1.28$ 45.95 ARS
Beef (1 kg) 8.50$ 305.11 ARS
Pork (1 kg) 8.12$ 291.47 ARS
Mineral water (1.5 l) 1.20$ 43.07 ARS
Restaurants$ARS
Meal for 1 person (Budget Restaurant) 10.00$ 358.96 ARS
Meal for 1 person (Mid-range Restaurant) 17.55$ 629.97 ARS
Cappuccino (regular) 2.80$ 100.51 ARS
Coke/Pepsi (330 ml bottle) 1.75$ 62.82 ARS
Water (330 ml bottle) 1.34$ 48.10 ARS
Big Mac meal 7.50$ 269.22 ARS
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 38.00$ 1364.04 ARS
Alcohol$ARS
Bottle of beer (local, 0,5 l) 1.80$ 64.61 ARS
Imported beer (0,33 l) 2.95$ 105.89 ARS
Wine (700 ml) 5.00$ 179.48 ARS
Vodka, rum, brandy 7.20$ 258.45 ARS
Pack of cigarettes 2.80$ 100.51 ARS
Hotels and hostels$ARS
Hostel (for 1 person) 35.40$ 1270.71 ARS
Budget hotel, 2-3 stars (Room/Night) 54.00$ 1938.37 ARS
Mid-Range Hotel, 4 stars (Room/Night) 90.00$ 3230.62 ARS
Luxury Hotel, 5 stars (Room/Night) 194.00$ 6963.79 ARS
Apartments for rent$ARS
Apartment (1 bedroom) in Downtown 460.00$ 16512.07 ARS
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 353.00$ 12671.22 ARS
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in Downtown 850.00$ 30511.43 ARS
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 643.00$ 23081.00 ARS
Internet (60 Mbps) 48.00$ 1723.00 ARS
Transportation$ARS
Public transport (1 way ticket) 0.40$ 14.36 ARS
Public transport (Monthly pass) 17.50$ 628.18 ARS
Taxi Start 1.40$ 50.25 ARS
Taxi (1 km) 0.70$ 25.13 ARS
Taxi (1 hour Waiting) 8.44$ 302.96 ARS
Petrol (gas) 1.20$ 43.07 ARS
Personal care$ARS
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 5.41$ 194.20 ARS
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 10.33$ 370.80 ARS
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, …) 4.02$ 144.30 ARS
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 2.82$ 101.23 ARS
Tube of toothpaste 2.88$ 103.38 ARS
Visit to private doctor 30.00$ 1076.87 ARS
Standard men’s haircut in expat area 10.00$ 358.96 ARS
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 4.05$ 145.38 ARS
Entertainment$ARS
1 ticket to the movie 7.50$ 269.22 ARS
1 ticket to the theatre 32.00$ 1148.67 ARS
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.00$ 646.12 ARS
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 50.00$ 1794.79 ARS
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 8.00$ 287.17 ARS
Other prices$ARS
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 103.00$ 3697.27 ARS
1 Summer Dress (Zara, H&M, ...) 72.00$ 2584.50 ARS
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 109.00$ 3912.64 ARS
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 135.00$ 4845.93 ARS
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Hotel prices for 4* and 5* shown are grossly lower than actual. BA hotel prices are a disgrace

Peter Australia, 02.08.2018 12:06:16