Argentina vs Australia - Cost of Living Comparison

Argentina Australia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$576
$1947
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1423
$4459
🏠 One person rent
$224
$1094
🏘️ Family rent
$366
$1701
🍽️ Food expenses
$235
$495
🚐 Transport expenses
$44.2
$226
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$448
$4211
💸 GDP per capita
$8579
$51680
😃 Human freedom index
7.38
8.84
❤️ Life expectancy
76.8
83.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
38
73
🌐 English speaking %
6.5%
92.8%
🎓 Higher education
82
98
😀 Quality of life
50
92
🏙️ Population
47.3M
24.5M

The average cost of living in Argentina ($576) is 70% less expensive than in Australia ($1947). Argentina ranked 150th vs 10th for Australia in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Argentina compared to 2.2 months in Australia. Ranked 88th and 2nd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Argentina vs Australia

We calculate prices for Argentina and Australia as a population-weighted mean of 123 and 64 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Argentina Australia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.93
$12.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22
$56.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.13
$9.06
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.7
$6.18
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$3.36
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.12
$2.46
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$238
$1161
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$162
$900
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$393
$1991
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$283
$1389
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$27.7
$91.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.5
$141
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.8
$50.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
42.26%
3.17%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1875
$7083
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1420
$4653
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.36
$3.2
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.7
$103
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.89
$16.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.91
$1.38
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.88
$1.17
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.83
$1.96
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.76
$1.86
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.59
$3.73
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.01
$9.34
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.5
$8.42
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.79
$13.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.48
$3.06
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.17
$2.5
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
$2.64
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.51
$4.61
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.68
$2.25
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.73
$1.86
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.59
$1.05
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.87
$2.28
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$3.89
$12.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.21
$4.02
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.96
$26.2
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.34
$7.75
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.52
$4.41
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.55
$2.33
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.55
$2.49
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$18.8
$46.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.1
$13.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.5
$52.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.54
$17.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.2
$72
👟 Brand Sneakers
$107
$101
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$144
$1480
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3946
$13190

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Cities Comparison in Argentina vs Australia

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Argentina

City Cost of living Population
Buenos Aires
$792
3.06M
Cordoba
$611
1.33M
Rosario
$678
1.19M
Salta
$521
535K
San Miguel de Tucuman
$582
606K
Santa Fe
$619
406K
Mar del Plata
$553
593K
San Juan
$586
471K
Corrientes
$586
353K
Lanus
$506
459K
Santiago del Estero
$429
430K
San Salvador de Jujuy
$537
322K
Posadas
$444
276K
Bahia Blanca
$662
299K
Gregorio de Laferrere
$531
248K
Merlo
$532
244K
Gonzalez Catan
$532
238K
Quilmes
$488
231K
Neuquen
$678
231K
Rio Cuarto
$389
158K
Formosa
$367
222K
Jose C. Paz
$531
217K
Las Heras
$528
204K
Resistencia
$529
292K
Isidro Casanova
$528
191K
Godoy Cruz
$528
191K
La Plata
$546
193K
Comodoro Rivadavia
$701
183K
La Rioja
$385
181K
Berazategui
$519
181K

In Australia

City Cost of living Population
Sydney
$2294
4.84M
Melbourne
$1968
4.53M
Brisbane
$2056
2.36M
Perth
$1873
2.14M
Adelaide
$1654
1.3M
Gold Coast
$1776
638K
Canberra
$1792
381K
Sunshine Coast
$1808
353K
Newcastle
$1798
153K
Hobart
$1648
222K
Darwin
$1610
137K
Geelong
$1708
191K
Wollongong
$1554
262K
Townsville
$1224
179K
Launceston
$1477
106K
Toowoomba
$1462
136K
Cairns
$1400
147K
Ipswich
$1612
163K
Bendigo
$1610
95.6K
Blacktown
$1581
51K
Ballarat
$1740
98.5K
Rockhampton
$1390
78.6K
Orange
$1661
41.2K
Melton
$1633
72.2K
Bunbury
$1466
71.1K
Wagga Wagga
$1386
67.4K
Gladstone
$1603
45.1K
Tarneit
$1570
56.4K
Hervey Bay
$1658
54.7K
Pakenham
$1631
54.1K