Travel budget and cost of living in Argentina how much does a trip cost?

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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:

  • $ 39 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 8.6 per person
  • $ 1.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 829* (34958 ARS)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 82 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 4.9 per person
  • $ 5.9 per person

Total budget:

$ 1923* (81088 ARS)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 125 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 25 per person
  • $ 10.4 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 3043* (128366 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 2019

Cost of living: Argentina VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Argentina in 2019 is 43% less than United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Argentina in 2019 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 36% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Esquel
San Rafael 14% lessTravel budget and cost of living in San Rafael
Buenos Aires 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Buenos Aires
Mendoza 12% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Mendoza
La Plata 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in La Plata
Quilmes 14% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Quilmes
Cordoba 15% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Cordoba
Salta 22% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Salta

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Local prices in Argentina by expense type

Restaurant budget in Argentina

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Argentina costs 46% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 7/person
($ 4.8 to $ 8.2)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 10.6/person
($ 8.2 to $ 15)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.6/person
($ 4.8 to $ 6.7)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.9 for 500ml
($ 1.2 to $ 2.9)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.3 for 330ml
($ 1.7 to $ 3.1)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.7/cup
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.1/can
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 1.2)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Argentina

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Argentina costs 41% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 40/night
($ 38 to $ 45)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 65/night
($ 40 to $ 109)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 98/night
($ 64 to $ 153)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 152/night
($ 115 to $ 210)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 317/night
($ 231 to $ 421)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 502
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 48/month
($ 33 to $ 82)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 106/month
($ 69 to $ 170)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 124/month
($ 81 to $ 187)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 102/month
($ 83 to $ 130)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 213
Family room
Family room
$ 170/month
($ 108 to $ 257)

3% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Argentina

On average, the price of supermarket food in Argentina costs 53% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.2)

10% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.2/500g
($ 0.8 to $ 1.9)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.7)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.7/12 eggs
($ 1 to $ 2.4)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 6.5/kg
($ 4.8 to $ 8.5)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 3.8/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 5.1)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 1.4/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 1.9)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.9)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.6/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 1/salad
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 5.5/kg
($ 4.5 to $ 8.2)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Argentina

On average, the price of transport in Argentina costs 40% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.5/ticket
($ 0.4 to $ 0.5)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 18/month
($ 13 to $ 24)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.6/km
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

27% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1
($ 0.7 to $ 1.2)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 52/24hrs
($ 24 to $ 158)

31% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Argentina

On average, the cost of housing in Argentina costs 58% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 89/month
($ 48 to $ 143)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.2)

23% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 33/month
($ 24 to $ 44)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 296/month
($ 213 to $ 379)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1352
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 226/month
($ 155 to $ 308)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1066
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 515/month
($ 379 to $ 709)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2210
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 428/month
($ 285 to $ 591)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1725
Gym
Gym
$ 29/month
($ 17 to $ 41)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 138/month
($ 60 to $ 237)

85% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 3159/yr
($ 992 to $ 6233)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18299

Leisure activity budget in Argentina

On average, budget for leisure activities in Argentina costs 42% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 5.9/ticket
($ 3.8 to $ 7)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 11/hr
($ 5.9 to $ 20)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Argentina

On average, shopping budget in Argentina costs 20% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.9/pack
($ 1.8 to $ 2.2)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 53
($ 34 to $ 72)

12% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 39
($ 20 to $ 60)

3% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 67
($ 48 to $ 91)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 76
($ 55 to $ 96)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

Los Angeles → Buenos Aires
Los Angeles  → Buenos Aires
Los Angeles  → Buenos Aires
$ 1040
(fair price: $ 934)
New York City → Buenos Aires
New York City → Buenos Aires
New York City → Buenos Aires
$ 1064
(fair price: $ 964)
Dublin → Buenos Aires
Dublin → Buenos Aires
Dublin → Buenos Aires
$ 947
(fair price: $ 770)
Manchester → Buenos Aires
Manchester → Buenos Aires
Manchester → Buenos Aires
$ 980
(fair price: $ 796)
Toronto (Ontario) → Buenos Aires
Toronto (Ontario) → Buenos Aires
Toronto (Ontario) → Buenos Aires
$ 1118
(fair price: $ 995)
Montreal → Buenos Aires
Montreal → Buenos Aires
Montreal → Buenos Aires
$ 1157
(fair price: $ 1019)
Edinburgh → Buenos Aires
Edinburgh → Buenos Aires
Edinburgh → Buenos Aires
$ 977
(fair price: $ 844)
London → Buenos Aires
London → Buenos Aires
London → Buenos Aires
$ 833
(fair price: $ 796)

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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 15-05-2019.

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