Buenos Aires vs Porto Alegre - Cost of Living Comparison

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Buenos Aires Porto Alegre
🚶 Cost of living one person
$782
$848
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1946
$2019
🏠 One person rent
$346
$397
🏘️ Family rent
$607
$641
🍽️ Food expenses
$263
$247
🚐 Transport expenses
$78.7
$115
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$391
$405
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
5 km
7 km
🎓 Higher education
79
73
😀 Quality of life
72
56
🏙️ Population
3.12M
1.49M

The cost of living in Buenos Aires is 8% less expensive than in Porto Alegre. Cities ranked 6370th and 6130th ($782 vs $848) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 3rd and 7th in Argentina and Brazil, respectively. Check Argentina vs Brazil comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months in Buenos Aires compared to 0.5 months in Porto Alegre. Buenos Aires ranked 1st best city to live in Argentina vs Porto Alegre ranked 15th in Brazil, while ranked 1949th and 5831st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Buenos Aires vs Porto Alegre

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Buenos Aires Porto Alegre
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.48
$5.65
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$28.2
$24.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.61
$6.42
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.12
$2.5
 Cappuccino
$2.63
$2.21
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.19
$1.2
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$401
$393
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$271
$274
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$734
$659
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$495
$462
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28.6
$78.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$43.4
$119
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.9
$21.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
48.33%
9.83%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2400
$1576
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1821
$1303
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.15
$0.99
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.6
$64.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.08
$7.14
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.88
$1.15
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.98
$1.03
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.29
$1.2
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
$0.96
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.24
$2.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.94
$10.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.77
$4.48
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.75
$9.28
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.9
$1.76
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$1.16
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.78
$1.06
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
$1.7
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.02
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.76
$1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.52
$0.47
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.3
$1.79
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.5
$6.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.19
$1.29
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.63
$2.07
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.59
$3.66
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.36
$3.45
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.1
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.95
$0.84
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$22.9
$26.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.91
$6.05
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$19
$48.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.26
$8.88
👖 Brand Jeans
$84
$50.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$126
$79.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$219
$314
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6622
$7006

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Cities near Buenos Aires

Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.9 mi Villa Dominico
$546
11 km or 7 mi Lanus
$566
13 km or 7.9 mi Wilde
$526
13 km or 8.1 mi Remedios de Escalada
$550
14 km or 8.7 mi Caseros
$630
14 km or 8.8 mi Florida Este
$642
14 km or 8.9 mi Ciudad Madero
$603
14 km or 8.9 mi Bernal
$508
15 km or 9.4 mi Monte Chingolo
$539
15 km or 9.6 mi Lomas del Mirador
$617
17 km or 10 mi La Tablada
$613
17 km or 10 mi Quilmes
$506
18 km or 11 mi Ramos Mejia
$637
18 km or 11 mi San Justo
$620
19 km or 12 mi El Palomar
$639
19 km or 12 mi Temperley
$550
19 km or 12 mi Lomas de Zamora
$544
19 km or 12 mi San Isidro
$685
19 km or 12 mi Ciudad Evita
$592
19 km or 12 mi San Francisco Solano
$530
20 km or 12 mi Villa Luzuriaga
$640
20 km or 13 mi Rafael Calzada
$543
22 km or 13 mi Isidro Casanova
$626
22 km or 13 mi Ezpeleta
$521
22 km or 14 mi Moron
$657
24 km or 15 mi San Fernando de la Buena Vista
$589
24 km or 15 mi Florencio Varela
$549
24 km or 15 mi Burzaco
$545
24 km or 15 mi Berazategui
$523
25 km or 15 mi Gregorio de Laferrere
$607
25 km or 16 mi Rafael Castillo
$618
25 km or 16 mi Monte Grande
$563
29 km or 18 mi Ezeiza
$574
29 km or 18 mi Longchamps
$553
29 km or 18 mi Libertad
$618
31 km or 19 mi Gonzalez Catan
$605
32 km or 20 mi Glew
$553
32 km or 20 mi Merlo
$614
36 km or 23 mi Jose C. Paz
$563
37 km or 23 mi Virrey del Pino
$584

Cities near Porto Alegre

Distance City Cost of living
13 km or 8.3 mi Canoas
$602
16 km or 9.9 mi Cachoeirinha
$558
21 km or 13 mi Viamao
$605
41 km or 25 mi Novo Hamburgo
$545
96 km or 60 mi Caxias do Sul
$615
100 km or 62 mi Bento Goncalves
$585
107 km or 67 mi Camaqua
$592
121 km or 75 mi Santa Cruz do Sul
$477
160 km or 100 mi Cachoeira do Sul
$570
172 km or 107 mi Vacaria
$581
208 km or 129 mi Ararangua
$567
221 km or 137 mi Pelotas
$603
228 km or 141 mi Passo Fundo
$589
235 km or 146 mi Criciuma
$546
238 km or 148 mi Rio Grande
$586
246 km or 153 mi Carazinho
$586
252 km or 156 mi Santa Maria
$508
262 km or 163 mi Lages
$467
277 km or 172 mi Tubarao
$595
285 km or 177 mi Erechim
$525
299 km or 186 mi Sao Gabriel
$545
311 km or 193 mi Bage
$511
318 km or 198 mi Ijui
$608
321 km or 199 mi Concordia
$630
352 km or 219 mi Santo Angelo
$600
354 km or 220 mi Chapeco
$663
363 km or 225 mi Cacador
$608
376 km or 234 mi Florianopolis
$802
382 km or 238 mi Melo
$853
397 km or 247 mi Brusque
$691
397 km or 247 mi Santa Rosa
$596
406 km or 252 mi Blumenau
$690
415 km or 258 mi Itapema
$738
423 km or 263 mi Balneario Camboriu
$817
423 km or 263 mi Santana do Livramento
$551
425 km or 264 mi Rivera
$780
429 km or 266 mi Itajai
$704
446 km or 277 mi Pato Branco
$719
448 km or 278 mi Jaragua do Sul
$732
474 km or 295 mi Obera
$506