Argentina vs Mexico - Cost of Living Comparison

Argentina Mexico
🚶 Cost of living one person
$576
$713
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1423
$1726
🏠 One person rent
$224
$319
🏘️ Family rent
$366
$559
🍽️ Food expenses
$235
$263
🚐 Transport expenses
$44.2
$61.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$448
$641
💸 GDP per capita
$8579
$8329
😃 Human freedom index
7.38
6.92
❤️ Life expectancy
76.8
75.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
38
31
🌐 English speaking %
6.5%
13%
🎓 Higher education
82
90
😀 Quality of life
50
48
🏙️ Population
47.3M
125M

The average cost of living in Argentina ($576) is 19% less expensive than in Mexico ($713). Argentina ranked 150th vs 118th for Mexico 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 0.9 months in Mexico. Ranked 88th and 99th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Argentina vs Mexico

We calculate prices for Argentina and Mexico as a population-weighted mean of 123 and 144 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 Mexico
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.93
$7.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22
$22.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.13
$5.98
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.7
$1.9
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$2.83
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.12
$0.88
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$238
$402
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$162
$227
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$393
$705
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$283
$429
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$27.7
$33.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.5
$51.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.8
$22.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
42.26%
11.07%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1875
$1312
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1420
$901
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.36
$0.5
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.7
$23.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.89
$8.64
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.91
$1.03
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.88
$1.08
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.83
$1.35
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.76
$1.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.59
$1.7
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.01
$6.33
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.5
$5.49
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.79
$8.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.48
$2.2
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.17
$1.08
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
$1.12
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.51
$1.19
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.68
$1.24
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.73
$1.21
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.59
$0.51
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.87
$1.48
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$3.89
$10.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.21
$1.19
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.96
$3.08
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.34
$4.77
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.52
$2.77
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.55
$1.52
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.55
$1.53
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$18.8
$33.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.1
$3.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.5
$26.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.54
$7.26
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.2
$41.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$107
$73
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$144
$200
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3946
$3998

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Cities Comparison in Argentina vs Mexico

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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 Mexico

City Cost of living Population
Mexico City
$941
8.92M
Ciudad Juarez
$804
1.32M
Tijuana
$913
1.96M
Zapopan
$759
1.48M
Ecatepec de Morelos
$752
1.93M
Guadalajara
$751
1.46M
Monterrey
$886
1.14M
Leon
$662
1.58M
Chihuahua
$691
878K
Puebla
$657
1.43M
Saltillo
$715
864K
Aguascalientes
$581
934K
San Luis Potosi
$743
773K
Hermosillo
$730
856K
Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl
$622
1.08M
Naucalpan
$752
872K
Cancun
$868
889K
Mexicali
$659
1.03M
Cuautitlan Izcalli
$545
531K
Torreon
$577
717K
Merida
$823
892K
Queretaro
$736
626K
Culiacan
$627
808K
Irapuato
$526
593K
Mazatlan
$699
658K
Tlaquepaque
$623
664K
Tlalnepantla
$794
653K
Guadalupe
$714
692K
San Nicolas de los Garza
$796
443K
Apodaca
$697
523K