Argentina vs China - Cost of Living Comparison

Argentina China
🚶 Cost of living one person
$576
$758
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1423
$1960
🏠 One person rent
$224
$342
🏘️ Family rent
$366
$568
🍽️ Food expenses
$235
$254
🚐 Transport expenses
$44.2
$75.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$448
$882
💸 GDP per capita
$8579
$10435
😃 Human freedom index
7.38
5.57
❤️ Life expectancy
76.8
77.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
38
45
🌐 English speaking %
6.5%
0.7%
🎓 Higher education
82
89
😀 Quality of life
50
50
🏙️ Population
47.3M
1.44B

The average cost of living in Argentina ($576) is 24% less expensive than in China ($758). Argentina ranked 150th vs 108th for China 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 1.2 months in China. Ranked 88th and 90th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Argentina vs China

We calculate prices for Argentina and China as a population-weighted mean of 123 and 544 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 China
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.93
$4.19
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22
$22.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.13
$5.13
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.7
$1.77
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$3.7
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.12
$0.52
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$238
$386
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$162
$266
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$393
$690
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$283
$448
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$27.7
$36.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.5
$56.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.8
$14.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
42.26%
5.42%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1875
$4854
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1420
$3020
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.36
$0.4
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.7
$20.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.89
$4.83
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.91
$1.19
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.88
$1.89
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.83
$1.54
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.76
$1.1
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.59
$1.86
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.01
$13.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.5
$4.11
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.79
$11.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.48
$1.78
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.17
$1.36
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
$1.67
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.51
$1.29
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.68
$0.85
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.73
$0.92
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.59
$0.46
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.87
$1.31
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$3.89
$12.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.21
$0.87
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.96
$3.24
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.34
$5.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.52
$4.59
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.55
$1.54
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.55
$1.67
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$18.8
$35.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.1
$6.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.5
$36.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.54
$5.79
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.2
$59.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$107
$84.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$144
$397
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3946
$14282

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Cities Comparison in Argentina vs China

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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 China

City Cost of living Population
Shanghai
$1413
24.9M
Beijing
$1281
21.9M
Shenzhen
$1134
17.5M
Guangzhou
$995
18.7M
Hong Kong
$2822
7.5M
Chengdu
$752
20.9M
Hangzhou
$882
11.9M
Xi'an
$583
13M
Wuhan
$639
12.3M
Nantong
$1047
7.73M
Suzhou
$921
12.7M
Tianjin
$778
13.9M
Changchun
$634
9.07M
Ningbo
$809
9.4M
Nanjing
$817
9.31M
Shijiazhuang
$576
10.6M
Foshan
$641
9.5M
Qingdao
$663
10.1M
Nanyang
$755
9.71M
Wenzhou
$968
9.57M
Dongguan
$787
10.5M
Handan
$796
9.41M
Weifang
$773
9.39M
Jieyang
$747
6.09M
Shantou
$1051
5.5M
Hefei
$676
9.37M
Zhoukou
$791
9.03M
Ganzhou
$792
8.97M
Quanzhou
$757
8.78M
Heze
$1436
8.8M