Argentina vs Pakistan - Cost of Living Comparison

Argentina Pakistan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$576
$294
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1423
$699
🏠 One person rent
$224
$123
🏘️ Family rent
$366
$217
🍽️ Food expenses
$235
$107
🚐 Transport expenses
$44.2
$32.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$448
$147
💸 GDP per capita
$8579
$1189
😃 Human freedom index
7.38
5.63
❤️ Life expectancy
76.8
67.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
38
28
🌐 English speaking %
6.5%
9.1%
🎓 Higher education
82
60
😀 Quality of life
50
41
🏙️ Population
47.3M
217M

The average cost of living in Argentina ($576) is 96% more expensive than in Pakistan ($294). Argentina ranked 150th vs 197th for Pakistan 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 0.5 months in Pakistan. Ranked 88th and 120th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Argentina vs Pakistan

We calculate prices for Argentina and Pakistan as a population-weighted mean of 123 and 36 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 Pakistan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.93
$1.43
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22
$9.32
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.13
$3.09
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.7
$2.13
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$1.25
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.12
$0.21
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$238
$99
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$162
$67.9
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$393
$211
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$283
$137
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$27.7
$30.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.5
$47.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.8
$18
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
42.26%
13.16%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1875
$606
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1420
$366
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.36
$0.18
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.7
$7.99
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.89
$2.07
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.91
$0.7
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.88
$0.54
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.83
$0.37
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.76
$0.68
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.59
$0.8
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.01
$4.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.5
$2.18
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.79
$3.21
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.48
$0.88
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.17
$0.5
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
$0.6
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.51
$0.44
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.68
$0.24
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.73
$0.26
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.59
$0.18
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.87
$0.72
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$3.89
$3.57
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.21
$1.13
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.96
$1.02
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.34
$1.32
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.52
$1.82
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.55
$0.89
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.55
$0.61
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$18.8
$13.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.1
$3.17
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.5
$8.19
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.54
$2.25
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.2
$13.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$107
$40.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$144
$35.4
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3946
$965

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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 Pakistan

City Cost of living Population
Karachi
$307
14.9M
Lahore
$360
11.1M
Faisalabad
$254
3.2M
Rawalpindi
$319
2.1M
Gujranwala
$223
2.03M
Peshawar
$238
1.97M
Multan
$244
1.87M
Islamabad
$304
1.01M
Hyderabad
$221
1.73M
Sargodha
$404
660K
Quetta
$271
1M
Sialkot
$239
656K
Dera Ghazi Khan
$233
399K
Bahawalpur
$248
762K
Larkana
$248
491K
Sheikhupura
$234
473K
Chiniot
$226
478K
Jhang
$236
414K
Wah
$211
259K
Sukkur
$231
500K
Gujrat
$243
391K
Mardan
$244
359K
Nawabshah
$239
263K
Okara
$343
232K
Mingora
$246
280K
Burewala
$226
203K
Kamoke
$213
231K
Sahiwal
$201
248K
Jacobabad
$244
201K
Mirpur
$256
124K