Travel budget in Argentina

Argentina: calculate your travel budget

Argentina: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 48 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 9.6 per person
  • $ 1.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 971* (893102 ARS)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 108 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 20 per person
  • $ 6.3 per person
  • $ 4.1 per person

Total budget:

$ 2342* (2154334 ARS)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 133 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 29 per person
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 8.2 per person

Total budget:

$ 3325* (3058300 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 2024

Cost of living: Argentina VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Argentina in 2024 is 44% less than 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
Corrientes 41% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Corrientes
Cordoba 18% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Cordoba
Buenos Aires 14% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Buenos Aires
Mendoza 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Mendoza
Salta 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Salta
Quilmes 6% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Quilmes

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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 56% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 8/person
($ 4 to $ 13)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 20
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 14/person
($ 9 to $ 31)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.1/person
($ 5 to $ 8)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.7 for 500ml
($ 1 to $ 3.5)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 6
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.9 for 330ml
($ 1 to $ 3)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.9/cup
($ 0.8 to $ 4)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.2/can
($ 0.8 to $ 2.1)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1/bottle
($ 0.6 to $ 1.5)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1

Argentina: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Argentina costs 50% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 64/night
($ 32 to $ 238)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 174
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 94/night
($ 44 to $ 242)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 159
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 123/night
($ 63 to $ 298)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 231
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 143/night
($ 78 to $ 311)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 310
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 147/night
($ 70 to $ 390)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 479
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 67/month
($ 35 to $ 195)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 166
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 114/month
($ 61 to $ 257)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 244
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 142/month
($ 76 to $ 322)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 213
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 72/month
($ 41 to $ 216)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 226
Family room
Family room
$ 178/month
($ 98 to $ 411)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 216

Argentina: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Argentina costs 55% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1/litre
($ 0.5 to $ 1.5)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1
Bread
Bread
$ 1.4/500g
($ 0.5 to $ 4)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 2.5)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.7/12 eggs
($ 0.8 to $ 3)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.7/kg
($ 2.1 to $ 8)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Apples
Apples
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1 to $ 3)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 4)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.9/kg
($ 0.3 to $ 1.5)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1
($ 0.6 to $ 2.1)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2

Argentina: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Argentina costs 39% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.3/ticket
($ 0.2 to $ 0.8)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1/km
($ 0.5 to $ 2.1)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.9/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1
($ 0.6 to $ 2.1)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 59/24hrs
($ 29 to $ 192)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 52

Argentina: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Argentina costs 61% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 4.1/ticket
($ 3 to $ 9)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 10/hr
($ 5 to $ 18)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 22

Argentina: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Argentina is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.1/pack
($ 1.5 to $ 3.7)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 10
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 73
($ 31 to $ 151)

37% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 54
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 62
($ 28 to $ 147)

42% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 44

Plane ticket budget

Sydney → Buenos Aires
Sydney → Buenos Aires
Sydney → Buenos Aires
$ 1887
(fair price: $ 1623)
New York City → Buenos Aires
New York City → Buenos Aires
New York City → Buenos Aires
$ 1030
(fair price: $ 850)
London → Buenos Aires
London → Buenos Aires
London → Buenos Aires
$ 1086
(fair price: $ 983)
Manchester → Buenos Aires
Manchester → Buenos Aires
Manchester → Buenos Aires
$ 1192
(fair price: $ 986)
Montreal → Buenos Aires
Montreal → Buenos Aires
Montreal → Buenos Aires
$ 934
(fair price: $ 795)
Toronto → Buenos Aires
Toronto → Buenos Aires
Toronto → Buenos Aires
$ 953
(fair price: $ 800)

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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, Skyscanner and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Argentina updated on 11-07-2024.

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