Argentina vs Brazil - Cost of Living Comparison

ArgentinaBrazil
🚶 Cost of living One person
$494
$601
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1164
$1472
🏠 One person rent
$202
$264
🏘️ Family rent
$294
$414
🍽️ Food Expenses
$194
$195
🚐 Transport Expenses
$37.4
$71.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$443
$384
💸 GDP per capita
$8442
$6797
😃 Human freedom index
7.2
7.23
❤️ Life expectancy
76.7
75.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
38
🏙️ Population
44.9M
213M

The average cost of living in Argentina ($494) is 18% less expensive than in Brazil ($601). Argentina ranked 184th vs 147th for Brazil in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.9 months in Argentina compared to 0.6 months in Brazil. Ranked 62nd and 65th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Argentina vs Brazil

ArgentinaBrazil
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.7
$4.12
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$17.6
$19.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.4
$5.3
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.56
$1.65
☕ Cappuccino
$1.67
$1.64
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.1
$0.95
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$203
$270
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$146
$179
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$319
$439
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$212
$293
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$27.8
$48.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.8
$73.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$17.4
$18.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
34.32%
9.34%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1950
$1342
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1488
$915
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.41
$0.87
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18
$38.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.02
$7.23
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.85
$1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.75
$0.76
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.69
$0.92
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.6
$0.94
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.41
$1.61
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.55
$6.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$3.01
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.98
$7.23
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$1.32
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
$0.99
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
$0.9
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
$1.09
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.57
$0.86
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.68
$0.9
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.59
$0.4
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.51
$1.37
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$3.13
$7.02
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.96
$1
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.9
$1.97
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.62
$3.96
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.08
$2.79
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.15
$1.12
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.28
$0.78
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.3
$19.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.64
$5.25
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.3
$40.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.1
$5.75
👖 Brand Jeans
$42
$37.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$87.5
$64.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$124
$237
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3238
$6435

Cities Comparison in Argentina vs Brazil

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Argentina

CityCost of livingPopulation
Buenos Aires
$647
3.06M
Cordoba
$525
1.33M
Rosario
$451
1.19M
Salta
$479
535K
San Miguel de Tucuman
$430
606K
Mar del Plata
$501
593K
Santa Fe
$388
406K
San Juan
$412
471K
Lanus
$515
459K
Corrientes
$608
353K
Bahia Blanca
$451
299K
San Salvador de Jujuy
$481
322K
Posadas
$377
276K
Santiago del Estero
$381
252K
Gregorio de Laferrere
$475
248K
Parana
$475
248K
Merlo
$474
244K
Gonzalez Catan
$475
238K
Quilmes
$440
231K
Rio Cuarto
$447
158K
Neuquen
$555
231K
Formosa
$346
222K
Jose C. Paz
$475
217K
Resistencia
$349
292K
Las Heras
$473
204K
Godoy Cruz
$472
191K
Isidro Casanova
$471
191K
La Plata
$508
193K
Berazategui
$513
181K
Comodoro Rivadavia
$440
183K

In Brazil

CityCost of livingPopulation
Sao Paulo
$838
12.3M
Brasilia
$728
3.02M
Rio de Janeiro
$759
6.75M
Manaus
$702
1.8M
Fortaleza
$590
2.45M
Belo Horizonte
$649
2.51M
Porto Alegre
$647
1.48M
Salvador
$621
2.89M
Santo Andre
$622
710K
Goiania
$565
1.39M
Curitiba
$632
1.88M
Campinas
$692
1.16M
Recife
$632
1.65M
Guarulhos
$531
1.32M
Belem
$653
1.5M
Natal
$536
878K
Joao Pessoa
$494
818K
Nova Iguacu
$724
823K
Maceio
$509
1.03M
Duque de Caxias
$540
887K
Sao Jose dos Campos
$622
689K
Teresina
$544
868K
Cuiaba
$599
618K
Uberlandia
$514
699K
Jaboatao dos Guararapes
$575
707K
Osasco
$592
695K
Joinville
$611
598K
Sao Bernardo do Campo
$657
844K
Niteroi
$636
497K
Contagem
$505
649K