Buenos Aires travel budget

Buenos Aires: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Buenos Aires

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 26 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 8.8 per person
  • $ 1.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 646* (35966 ARS)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 59 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 3.9 per person
  • $ 7 per person

Total budget:

$ 1618* (90202 ARS)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 110 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 26 per person
  • $ 8.3 per person
  • $ 15 per person

Total budget:

$ 2871* (160062 ARS)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Buenos Aires compared to Argentina in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Buenos Aires in 2020 is 45% less than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Buenos Aires in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):


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Local prices in Buenos Aires by expense type

Restaurant budget in Buenos Aires

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Buenos Aires is 51% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 6.9/person
($ 5.4 to $ 9.1)

58% 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
($ 9.1 to $ 17)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.6/person
($ 4.5 to $ 6.3)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.8 for 500ml
($ 1.3 to $ 2.2)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.7 for 330ml
($ 1.3 to $ 2.7)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.7/cup
($ 1.3 to $ 2)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.2/can
($ 0.7 to $ 1.6)

42% 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)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Buenos Aires

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Buenos Aires is 48% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 28/night
($ 27 to $ 28)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 45/night
($ 23 to $ 89)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 73/night
($ 45 to $ 109)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 181
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 146/night
($ 95 to $ 228)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 331/night
($ 207 to $ 480)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 508
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 33/month
($ 20 to $ 52)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 97/month
($ 53 to $ 182)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 170
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 146/month
($ 67 to $ 267)

12% 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
$ 67/month
($ 40 to $ 110)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 162/month
($ 94 to $ 266)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Buenos Aires

On average, the price of supermarket food in Buenos Aires is 53% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.2)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.3/500g
($ 1 to $ 1.9)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Rice
Rice
$ 1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.7/12 eggs
($ 1.1 to $ 2.4)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 6.9/kg
($ 5.3 to $ 11)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.4/kg
($ 3.6 to $ 5)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 1.3/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.4)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 1.4)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.6/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1/salad
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1
($ 1 to $ 1.2)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 5.6/kg
($ 5 to $ 6.3)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Buenos Aires

On average, the price of transport in Buenos Aires is 52% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.4/ticket
($ 0.4 to $ 0.4)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 14/month
($ 9.1 to $ 21)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.5/km
($ 0.5 to $ 0.7)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

15% 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
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 38/24hrs
($ 20 to $ 151)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Buenos Aires

On average, the cost of housing in Buenos Aires is 59% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 85/month
($ 46 to $ 138)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 32/month
($ 20 to $ 38)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 70
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 281/month
($ 235 to $ 363)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1426
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 230/month
($ 155 to $ 273)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1139
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 472/month
($ 363 to $ 544)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2297
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 376/month
($ 309 to $ 508)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1808
Gym
Gym
$ 33/month
($ 20 to $ 55)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 189/month
($ 55 to $ 363)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 995
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 3137/yr
($ 1087 to $ 6516)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17403

Leisure activity budget in Buenos Aires

On average, budget for leisure activities in Buenos Aires is 40% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 7/ticket
($ 5.4 to $ 8)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 10.4/hr
($ 5.4 to $ 20)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Buenos Aires

On average, shopping budget in Buenos Aires is 14% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.9/pack
($ 1.4 to $ 2)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 60
($ 38 to $ 91)

24% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 45
($ 38 to $ 65)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 77
($ 63 to $ 109)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 82
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 76
($ 55 to $ 109)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 104

Plane ticket budget

Los Angeles → Buenos Aires
Los Angeles  → Buenos Aires
Los Angeles  → Buenos Aires
$ 1084
(fair price: $ 973)
New York City → Buenos Aires
New York City → Buenos Aires
New York City → Buenos Aires
$ 1089
(fair price: $ 973)
Dublin → Buenos Aires
Dublin → Buenos Aires
Dublin → Buenos Aires
$ 1013
(fair price: $ 851)
Manchester → Buenos Aires
Manchester → Buenos Aires
Manchester → Buenos Aires
$ 1030
(fair price: $ 875)
London → Buenos Aires
London → Buenos Aires
London → Buenos Aires
$ 1034
(fair price: $ 874)
Toronto (Ontario) → Buenos Aires
Toronto (Ontario) → Buenos Aires
Toronto (Ontario) → Buenos Aires
$ 1150
(fair price: $ 992)
Sydney → Buenos Aires
Sydney → Buenos Aires
Sydney → Buenos Aires
$ 1486
(fair price: $ 1263)
Montreal → Buenos Aires
Montreal → Buenos Aires
Montreal → Buenos Aires
$ 1118
(fair price: $ 928)
Auckland → Buenos Aires
Auckland → Buenos Aires
Auckland → Buenos Aires
$ 1430
(fair price: $ 1194)
Melbourne → Buenos Aires
Melbourne → Buenos Aires
Melbourne → Buenos Aires
$ 1603
(fair price: $ 1344)
Edinburgh → Buenos Aires
Edinburgh → Buenos Aires
Edinburgh → Buenos Aires
$ 1038
(fair price: $ 904)
Perth → Buenos Aires
Perth → Buenos Aires
Perth → Buenos Aires
$ 2149
(fair price: $ 1842)

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About this information on the cost of living in Buenos Aires

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

The information about the cost of living in Buenos Aires was updated on 12-02-2020.

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