Argentina vs South Africa - Cost of Living Comparison

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Argentina South Africa
🚶 Cost of living one person
$554
$815
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1409
$1910
🏠 One person rent
$228
$410
🏘️ Family rent
$399
$711
🍽️ Food expenses
$217
$238
🚐 Transport expenses
$34.9
$96.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$478
$1310
💸 GDP per capita
$13651
$6766
😃 Human freedom index
6.85
6.92
❤️ Life expectancy
75.4
62.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
37
41
🌐 English speaking %
6.5%
31%
🎓 Higher education
82
83
😀 Quality of life
53
41
🏙️ Population
47.3M
60.1M

The average cost of living in Argentina ($554) is 32% less expensive than in South Africa ($815). Argentina ranked 163rd vs 105th 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 1.6 months in South Africa. Ranked 78th and 118th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Argentina vs South Africa

We calculate prices for Argentina and South Africa 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 South Africa
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.27
$6.95
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.3
$31.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.95
$4.07
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.73
$1.9
 Cappuccino
$1.75
$1.73
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.15
$0.9
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$306
$397
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$159
$285
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$458
$626
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$319
$559
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$24.2
$64.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.9
$99
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$16.7
$38.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
30.9%
11.09%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2246
$811
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1359
$671
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.28
$1.59
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$12.5
$42
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.39
$9.39
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.77
$1.19
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.81
$1.02
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.92
$0.85
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.79
$1.21
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.48
$2.01
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.74
$7.18
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.81
$4.29
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.2
$6.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
$1.37
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.37
$1.33
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.13
$1.25
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.38
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$1.18
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.83
$1.29
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.6
$0.56
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.67
$1.23
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$3.31
$5.07
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.99
$1.15
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.92
$2.63
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.45
$3.9
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.58
$3.22
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.09
$1.61
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.52
$1
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.7
$26.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.98
$5.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$26.4
$25.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.15
$5.38
👖 Brand Jeans
$57.5
$43.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$93.3
$79
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$161
$190
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5314
$3952

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Argentina

City Cost of living Population
Buenos Aires
$773
3.12M
Cordoba
$599
1.33M
Rosario
$460
1.19M
San Miguel de Tucuman
$484
606K
Santa Fe
$510
406K
Salta
$479
535K
Mar del Plata
$493
593K
Lanus
$657
459K
Quilmes
$717
262K
Merlo
$627
244K
Gregorio de Laferrere
$627
248K
Gonzalez Catan
$621
238K
San Juan
$574
471K
San Salvador de Jujuy
$496
322K
Isidro Casanova
$641
191K
Corrientes
$523
353K
Jose C. Paz
$583
217K
Santiago del Estero
$296
430K
Rafael Castillo
$632
148K
Moreno
$606
172K
Berazategui
$684
181K
Posadas
$344
276K
Bahia Blanca
$440
299K
Rio Cuarto
$436
157K
Moron
$671
99.1K
San Justo
$642
137K
Ramos Mejia
$651
120K
La Plata
$465
193K
Virrey del Pino
$607
156K
Ezeiza
$598
160K

In South Africa

City Cost of living Population
Johannesburg
$898
4.43M
Soweto
$885
1.27M
Pretoria
$792
742K
Rustenburg
$854
550K
Cape Town
$882
434K
Randburg
$782
337K
Durban
$776
595K
Centurion
$762
237K
Sandton
$861
222K
Pietermaritzburg
$619
619K
East London
$689
267K
Port Elizabeth
$874
312K
Kimberley
$761
225K
Worcester
$639
97.1K
Kroonstad
$704
169K
Benoni
$744
159K
Klerksdorp
$626
187K
Bloemfontein
$606
256K
Springs
$637
122K
Paarl
$776
112K
Vereeniging
$645
99K
Vanderbijlpark
$705
95.8K
Potchefstroom
$628
149K
Uitenhage
$810
104K
George
$692
157K
Mthatha
$694
96.1K
Upington
$648
121K
Middelburg
$880
87.3K
Bethal
$754
60.8K
Brits
$752
53.5K