Argentina vs New Zealand - Cost of Living Comparison

Argentina New Zealand
🚶 Cost of living one person
$576
$1669
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1423
$3920
🏠 One person rent
$224
$929
🏘️ Family rent
$366
$1653
🍽️ Food expenses
$235
$482
🚐 Transport expenses
$44.2
$145
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$448
$2904
💸 GDP per capita
$8579
$41441
😃 Human freedom index
7.38
9.01
❤️ Life expectancy
76.8
82.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
38
88
🌐 English speaking %
6.5%
97.8%
🎓 Higher education
82
91
😀 Quality of life
50
79
🏙️ Population
47.3M
5.11M

The average cost of living in Argentina ($576) is 65% less expensive than in New Zealand ($1669). Argentina ranked 150th vs 19th for New Zealand 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 1.7 months in New Zealand. Ranked 88th and 16th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Argentina vs New Zealand

We calculate prices for Argentina and New Zealand as a population-weighted mean of 123 and 31 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 New Zealand
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.93
$13.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22
$61.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.13
$8.49
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.7
$5.9
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$3.2
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.12
$2.2
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$238
$930
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$162
$760
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$393
$1672
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$283
$1423
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$27.7
$84.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.5
$129
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.8
$51.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
42.26%
4.01%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1875
$5251
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1420
$3956
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.36
$2.21
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.7
$95.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.89
$17.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.91
$1.77
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.88
$1.72
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.83
$1.82
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.76
$1.89
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.59
$4.36
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.01
$8.63
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.5
$8.71
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.79
$13.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.48
$2.58
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.17
$1.96
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
$2.88
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.51
$3.79
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.68
$1.98
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.73
$1.82
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.59
$0.7
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.87
$2.39
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$3.89
$10.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.21
$2.99
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.96
$22
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.34
$9.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.52
$3.95
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.55
$2.12
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.55
$2.68
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$18.8
$40.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.1
$11.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.5
$35.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.54
$15.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.2
$68.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$107
$94.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$144
$721
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3946
$10668

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Cities Comparison in Argentina vs New Zealand

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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 New Zealand

City Cost of living Population
Auckland
$2043
1.47M
Wellington
$1893
419K
Manukau
$1320
376K
Christchurch
$1643
383K
Waitakere
$1361
208K
Hamilton
$1461
177K
Tauranga
$1561
135K
Lower Hutt
$1455
103K
Palmerston North
$1242
81.5K
Napier
$1209
66.3K
Dunedin
$1223
106K
New Plymouth
$1342
57.6K
Invercargill
$1191
50.2K
Hibiscus Coast
$1386
59.8K
Nelson
$1468
49.3K
Hastings
$1011
49K
Rotorua
$1276
58.5K
Porirua
$920
59.6K
Whangarei
$1401
54.4K
Upper Hutt
$1378
44.3K
Gisborne
$1544
37K
Whanganui
$1504
42.2K
Paraparaumu
$1388
30.1K
Timaru
$1867
28.7K
Pukekohe
$1234
26.5K
Blenheim
$1384
28.2K
Taupo
$1410
25.4K
Queenstown
$1793
16K
Masterton
$1248
21.4K
Wanaka
$1135
8.9K