Argentina vs South Africa - Cost of Living Comparison

ArgentinaSouth Africa
🚶 Cost of living One person
$494
$974
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1164
$2125
🏠 One person rent
$202
$519
🏘️ Family rent
$294
$784
🍽️ Food Expenses
$194
$263
🚐 Transport Expenses
$37.4
$111
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$443
$1384
💸 GDP per capita
$8442
$5091
😃 Human freedom index
7.2
6.88
❤️ Life expectancy
76.7
64.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
44
🏙️ Population
44.9M
59.6M

The average cost of living in Argentina ($494) is 49% less expensive than in South Africa ($974). Argentina ranked 184th vs 70th for South Africa 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 1.4 months in South Africa. Ranked 62nd and 67th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Argentina vs South Africa

ArgentinaSouth Africa
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.7
$7.26
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$17.6
$30
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.4
$4.21
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.56
$2.11
☕ Cappuccino
$1.67
$1.99
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.1
$0.99
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$203
$518
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$146
$368
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$319
$765
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$212
$593
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$27.8
$67.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.8
$104
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$17.4
$52.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
34.32%
9.16%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1950
$938
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1488
$770
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.41
$2.01
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18
$52.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.02
$10.5
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.85
$1.1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.75
$1.12
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.69
$0.87
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.6
$1.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.41
$2.25
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.55
$7.98
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$5.47
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.98
$8.13
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$1.65
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
$1.45
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
$1.45
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
$1.44
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.57
$1.34
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.68
$1.22
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.59
$0.65
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.51
$1.4
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$3.13
$6.39
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.96
$1.45
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.9
$3.14
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.62
$5.18
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.08
$3.5
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.15
$1.84
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.28
$1.17
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.3
$29.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.64
$5.84
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.3
$30.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.1
$6.84
👖 Brand Jeans
$42
$52.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$87.5
$86.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$124
$183
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3238
$4806

Cities Comparison in Argentina vs South Africa

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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 South Africa

CityCost of livingPopulation
Johannesburg
$1068
4.43M
Soweto
$1147
1.27M
Pretoria
$942
742K
Rustenburg
$1184
550K
Pietermaritzburg
$744
619K
Durban
$913
595K
Cape Town
$1025
434K
Randburg
$811
337K
Welkom
$753
432K
Sandton
$922
222K
Centurion
$894
237K
Bloemfontein
$714
256K
Kimberley
$955
225K
East London
$962
267K
Port Elizabeth
$767
312K
Klerksdorp
$900
187K
Kroonstad
$977
169K
George
$698
157K
Benoni
$798
159K
Uitenhage
$588
104K
Springs
$863
122K
Paarl
$1021
112K
Vereeniging
$823
99K
Upington
$874
121K
Mthatha
$875
96.1K
Middelburg
$1017
87.3K
Worcester
$563
97.1K
Komani
$1599
68.9K
Makhanda
$892
67.3K
Potchefstroom
$688
149K