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Cost of Living in Buenos Aires, Argentina

These are "reasonable" prices. You can always pay more if you try.

This list was last updated in November of 2007, when the exchange rate was around 3.12 Pesos per 1 U.S. Dollar.

Eating Out

Tenderloin steak:  8 to 25 pesos
Bottle of wine  :  6 to 70 pesos
Liter of beer   :  6 to 12 pesos
Salad           :  4 to 12 pesos
Chinese food    :  6 to 12 pesos per dish
Indian food     : 15 to 25 pesos per dish (only 2 restaurants that I know of)
Hotdog          :  2 pesos
Hamburger       :  2 to 3 pesos

Supermarkets / Produce Stands / Misc. consumables

1 Pound of steak  :  4 to 6 pesos
1 Chicken         : 13 to 20 pesos
1 Pound of oranges:  2 pesos
1 Pound tomatoes  :  1 to 2 pesos
1 Dozen Eggs      :  3 to 4 pesos
Bottle of wine    :  2 to 20 pesos
Liter of beer     :  2 to 4 pesos (plus 1 to 2 peso bottle deposit)
Bottle of Vodka   :  6 to 12 pesos (similar for Rum, Gin, sugary alcohols)
Pack of 20 smokes :  3 pesos
Deodorant         :  8 pesos (Dove)
Razor Blade       :  3 pesos (Gillett Sensor Excel)

Nightlife / Bars / Clubs

Club entrance   :  5 to 20 pesos
Club w/ open bar: 30 pesos (Club Amerika)
Cup of beer     :  2 to 10 pesos
Spirit          :  6 to 20 pesos
Bottle of water :  2 to 4 pesos

Housing (per month, including utils)

Bedroom w/ flatmates : 300 to 800 pesos
Studio apartment     : 500 to 700 pesos
Studio, trendy place : 1000 to 2500 pesos
Gringo apartment     : 1800 to 2700 pesos
Long term hostel room: 500 to 700 pesos

Services

Haircut              :  6 to 15 pesos
Private spanish tutor: 12 to 15 pesos per hour (request on craigslist)
House cleaning       :  6 to 15 pesos per hour
Massage in your house: 15 to 25 pesos

Travel

Local bus ride      : 0.80 pesos
Subway ride         : 0.70 pesos
Cab ride            : 9 pesos typically, 3 peso minimum
Bus across country  : 130 pesos (to Mendoza)
Bus to Brazil       : 270 pesos (to Sao Paolo. 50 hours.)
Ferry to Uruguay    : 50 to 100 pesos (to Colonia. Slightly more to Montevideo.)