Travel budget in Argentina

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Argentina: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Argentina for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 36 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 8.9 per person
  • $ 1.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 783* (46186 ARS)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 78 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 3.9 per person
  • $ 6.8 per person

Total budget:

$ 1868* (110236 ARS)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 121 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 25 per person
  • $ 8.3 per person
  • $ 14 per person

Total budget:

$ 2990* (176428 ARS)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Argentina in 2020

Cost of living: Argentina VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Argentina in 2020 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA)

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Argentina by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Argentina compared to the national average.

Cities /Argentina View Details
Esquel 41% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Esquel
Rosario 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Rosario
Buenos Aires 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Buenos Aires
Salta 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Salta
La Plata 5% lessTravel budget and cost of living in La Plata
Mendoza 6% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Mendoza
Cordoba 15% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Cordoba

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Local prices in Argentina by expense type

Argentina: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Argentina costs 52% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 6.2/person
($ 3.6 to $ 10.3)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 13/person
($ 8.5 to $ 21)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 30
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6/person
($ 4.3 to $ 7.6)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.7
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.7 for 500ml
($ 1.1 to $ 2.5)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.4
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.9 for 330ml
($ 1.2 to $ 2.5)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.2
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.8/cup
($ 1.1 to $ 2.5)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.1/can
($ 0.7 to $ 1.7)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8/bottle
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

Argentina: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Argentina costs 45% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 36/night
($ 35 to $ 40)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 60/night
($ 36 to $ 100)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 96/night
($ 60 to $ 156)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 185
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 146/night
($ 109 to $ 204)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 263
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 280/night
($ 206 to $ 370)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 512
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 47/month
($ 35 to $ 71)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 94/month
($ 63 to $ 150)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 173
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 120/month
($ 77 to $ 187)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 120/month
($ 83 to $ 169)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 149/month
($ 91 to $ 249)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177

Argentina: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Argentina costs 58% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.2)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.1/500g
($ 0.7 to $ 2)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Rice
Rice
$ 1/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.6)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.6/12 eggs
($ 1 to $ 2.3)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Cheese
Cheese
$ 6.8/kg
($ 4.1 to $ 14)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 3.9/kg
($ 2.6 to $ 5)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Oranges
Oranges
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.7)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.6/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Salad
Salad
$ 0.8/salad
($ 0.5 to $ 1.3)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1
($ 0.7 to $ 1.3)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 5.6/kg
($ 4.3 to $ 6.8)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Argentina: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Argentina costs 45% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.4/ticket
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 18/month
($ 10.3 to $ 35)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 83
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.5/km
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.1)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.8
($ 0.7 to $ 1.3)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 52/24hrs
($ 24 to $ 158)

31% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Argentina: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Argentina costs 59% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 79/month
($ 49 to $ 144)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 174
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

34% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 32/month
($ 22 to $ 44)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 72
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 272/month
($ 206 to $ 394)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1477
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 214/month
($ 146 to $ 326)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1185
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 505/month
($ 342 to $ 769)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2402
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 383/month
($ 257 to $ 649)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1884
Gym
Gym
$ 29/month
($ 14 to $ 48)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 42
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 194/month
($ 87 to $ 308)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1038
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 3668/yr
($ 1962 to $ 7163)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18345

Argentina: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Argentina costs 42% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6.8/ticket
($ 4.8 to $ 8.5)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 11/hr
($ 6.8 to $ 14)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18

Argentina: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Argentina costs 14% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2/pack
($ 1.7 to $ 2.5)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.7
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 59
($ 35 to $ 87)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 49
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 47
($ 27 to $ 70)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Trainers
Trainers
$ 78
($ 52 to $ 103)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 83
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 81
($ 52 to $ 120)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 107

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Buenos Aires
New York City → Buenos Aires
New York City → Buenos Aires
$ 1088
(fair price: $ 970)
Los Angeles → Buenos Aires
Los Angeles  → Buenos Aires
Los Angeles  → Buenos Aires
$ 1077
(fair price: $ 960)
London → Buenos Aires
London → Buenos Aires
London → Buenos Aires
$ 1038
(fair price: $ 866)
Dublin → Buenos Aires
Dublin → Buenos Aires
Dublin → Buenos Aires
$ 1008
(fair price: $ 839)
Manchester → Buenos Aires
Manchester → Buenos Aires
Manchester → Buenos Aires
$ 1027
(fair price: $ 866)
Toronto (Ontario) → Buenos Aires
Toronto (Ontario) → Buenos Aires
Toronto (Ontario) → Buenos Aires
$ 1138
(fair price: $ 987)
Montreal → Buenos Aires
Montreal → Buenos Aires
Montreal → Buenos Aires
$ 1054
(fair price: $ 861)
Sydney → Buenos Aires
Sydney → Buenos Aires
Sydney → Buenos Aires
$ 1473
(fair price: $ 1263)
Auckland → Buenos Aires
Auckland → Buenos Aires
Auckland → Buenos Aires
$ 1425
(fair price: $ 1200)
Melbourne → Buenos Aires
Melbourne → Buenos Aires
Melbourne → Buenos Aires
$ 1592
(fair price: $ 1342)
Edinburgh → Buenos Aires
Edinburgh → Buenos Aires
Edinburgh → Buenos Aires
$ 1029
(fair price: $ 900)
Perth → Buenos Aires
Perth → Buenos Aires
Perth → Buenos Aires
$ 2119
(fair price: $ 1821)

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About the information on the cost of living in Argentina

The information about the cost of living in Argentina shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Argentina updated on 27-03-2020.

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