Buenos Aires vs New York City - Cost of Living Comparison

Buenos Aires New York City
🚶 Cost of living one person
$792
$3563
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2011
$7275
🏠 One person rent
$344
$2283
🏘️ Family rent
$645
$3047
🍽️ Food expenses
$269
$701
🚐 Transport expenses
$80.2
$378
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$403
$6526
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
5 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
79
100
😀 Quality of life
73
96
🏙️ Population
3.06M
8.4M

The cost of living in Buenos Aires is 78% less expensive than in New York City. Cities ranked 6097th and 2nd ($792 vs $3563) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 1st in Argentina and the United States, respectively. Check Argentina vs the United States comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months in Buenos Aires compared to 1.8 months in New York City. Buenos Aires ranked 1st best city to live in Argentina vs New York City ranked 1st in the United States, while ranked 1283rd and 13th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Buenos Aires vs New York City

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Buenos Aires New York City
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.39
$19.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.7
$82
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.01
$10.4
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.23
$8.01
 Cappuccino
$2.78
$5.03
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.04
$2.51
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$384
$2914
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$269
$1930
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$747
$4179
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$537
$2505
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28.3
$98.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.8
$149
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$23.3
$58.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
43.84%
5.2%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2597
$15476
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2138
$9160
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.15
$2.75
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$12.1
$129
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.41
$24.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1
$1.25
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.97
$1.23
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.06
$3.47
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$5.08
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.08
$4.11
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.97
$17.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.19
$15.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.86
$20.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$4.28
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
$2.66
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.8
$5
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.64
$5.19
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.83
$3.21
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.76
$3.75
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.5
$1.6
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.18
$2.61
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.19
$18.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.48
$4.04
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.31
$14.6
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.43
$8.11
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.26
$7.92
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.1
$5.28
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.94
$2.09
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30.6
$83.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.23
$17.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16.9
$161
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.19
$24.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$84.5
$55.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$139
$92.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$237
$2234
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5040
$23587

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11 km or 6.9 mi Villa Dominico
$520
11 km or 7 mi Lanus
$506
13 km or 7.9 mi Wilde
$520
13 km or 8.1 mi Remedios de Escalada
$522
14 km or 8.7 mi Caseros
$522
14 km or 8.8 mi Florida Este
$519
14 km or 8.9 mi Ciudad Madero
$522
14 km or 8.9 mi Bernal
$521
15 km or 9.4 mi Monte Chingolo
$520
15 km or 9.6 mi Lomas del Mirador
$520
17 km or 10 mi La Tablada
$521
17 km or 10 mi Quilmes
$488
18 km or 11 mi Ramos Mejia
$519
18 km or 11 mi San Justo
$522
19 km or 12 mi El Palomar
$522
19 km or 12 mi Temperley
$522
19 km or 12 mi Lomas de Zamora
$541
19 km or 12 mi San Isidro
$640
19 km or 12 mi Ciudad Evita
$522
19 km or 12 mi San Francisco Solano
$522
20 km or 12 mi Villa Luzuriaga
$521
20 km or 13 mi Rafael Calzada
$520
22 km or 13 mi Isidro Casanova
$528
22 km or 13 mi Ezpeleta
$521
22 km or 14 mi Moron
$531
24 km or 15 mi San Fernando de la Buena Vista
$487
24 km or 15 mi Florencio Varela
$524
24 km or 15 mi Burzaco
$523
24 km or 15 mi Berazategui
$519
25 km or 15 mi Gregorio de Laferrere
$531
25 km or 16 mi Rafael Castillo
$523
25 km or 16 mi Monte Grande
$520
29 km or 18 mi Ezeiza
$525
29 km or 18 mi Longchamps
$520
29 km or 18 mi Libertad
$522
31 km or 19 mi Gonzalez Catan
$532
32 km or 20 mi Glew
$522
32 km or 20 mi Merlo
$532
36 km or 23 mi Jose C. Paz
$531
37 km or 23 mi Virrey del Pino
$524

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Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.6 mi Astoria
$2512
11 km or 6.8 mi Hoboken
$2905
11 km or 7.1 mi Jersey
$2281
13 km or 8.3 mi Union
$1939
14 km or 8.8 mi West New York
$2314
14 km or 8.9 mi Bayonne
$2545
15 km or 9.6 mi North Bergen
$1951
17 km or 10 mi Secaucus
$1939
17 km or 11 mi Cliffside Park
$1934
18 km or 11 mi Kearny
$1941
20 km or 12 mi Valley Stream
$1943
20 km or 13 mi Fort Lee
$2781
20 km or 13 mi Lyndhurst
$1935
22 km or 14 mi Newark
$1956
23 km or 14 mi Elizabeth
$1942
23 km or 14 mi Belleville
$1941
25 km or 15 mi Hillside
$1935
25 km or 15 mi Long Beach
$1946
25 km or 15 mi Nutley
$1944
25 km or 16 mi East Orange
$1929
25 km or 16 mi Irvington
$1942
26 km or 16 mi Rockville Centre
$1946
26 km or 16 mi Linden
$1941
26 km or 16 mi Hackensack
$1946
26 km or 16 mi Bloomfield
$2026
26 km or 16 mi Teaneck
$1946
26 km or 16 mi Carteret
$1939
26 km or 16 mi Passaic
$2343
27 km or 17 mi Roselle
$1933
27 km or 17 mi Hempstead
$2665
28 km or 17 mi Union Township
$1936
28 km or 18 mi Clifton
$2324
28 km or 18 mi Maplewood
$1947
29 km or 18 mi Montclair
$1982
29 km or 18 mi Bergenfield
$1937
29 km or 18 mi Mount Vernon
$1952
30 km or 18 mi Rahway
$1941
30 km or 18 mi Uniondale
$1931
30 km or 18 mi West Orange
$1952
30 km or 18 mi New Rochelle
$1992