Buenos Aires vs Porto Alegre - Cost of Living Comparison

Buenos Aires Porto Alegre
🚶 Cost of living one person
$792
$727
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2011
$1827
🏠 One person rent
$344
$313
🏘️ Family rent
$645
$555
🍽️ Food expenses
$269
$221
🚐 Transport expenses
$80.2
$113
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$403
$404
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
5 km
7 km
🎓 Higher education
79
74
😀 Quality of life
73
59
🏙️ Population
3.06M
1.48M

The cost of living in Buenos Aires is 9% more expensive than in Porto Alegre. Cities ranked 6097th and 6358th ($792 vs $727) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 13th 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 0.6 months in Porto Alegre. Buenos Aires ranked 1st best city to live in Argentina vs Porto Alegre ranked 5th in Brazil, while ranked 1283rd and 5274th among best cities to live in the world.

Salary adjustment calculator
the estimated difference in money purchasing power

Cost of living in Buenos Aires vs Porto Alegre infographic

Share this infographic!

Prices in Buenos Aires vs Porto Alegre

Prices for goods and services in Buenos Aires and Porto Alegre are partly crowdsourced by our visitors, just like yourself. Please consider telling us about your city.

Buenos Aires Porto Alegre
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.39
$4.48
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.7
$22.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.01
$5.92
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.23
$2.2
 Cappuccino
$2.78
$2.13
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.04
$1.11
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$384
$321
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$269
$229
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$747
$550
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$537
$444
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28.3
$45.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.8
$70.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$23.3
$20.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
43.84%
7.77%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2597
$1503
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2138
$1399
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.15
$0.94
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$12.1
$52
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.41
$9.35
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1
$1.3
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.97
$0.83
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.06
$1.01
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$0.87
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.08
$1.87
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.97
$8.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.19
$4.68
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.86
$8.53
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.34
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
$1.03
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.8
$0.84
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.64
$1.69
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.83
$0.87
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.76
$0.81
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.5
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.18
$1.46
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.19
$6.39
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.48
$1.06
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.31
$1.93
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.43
$3.56
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.26
$3.34
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.1
$1
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.94
$0.76
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30.6
$22.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.23
$5.87
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16.9
$40.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.19
$8.87
👖 Brand Jeans
$84.5
$46.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$139
$69.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$237
$313
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5040
$5645

More cities to compare

Cost of Living in the nearest cities

Cities near Buenos Aires

Distance City Cost of living
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

Cities near Porto Alegre

Distance City Cost of living
13 km or 8.3 mi Canoas
$525
16 km or 9.9 mi Cachoeirinha
$523
21 km or 13 mi Viamao
$521
41 km or 25 mi Novo Hamburgo
$456
96 km or 60 mi Caxias do Sul
$492
100 km or 62 mi Bento Goncalves
$554
107 km or 67 mi Camaqua
$554
121 km or 75 mi Santa Cruz do Sul
$450
160 km or 100 mi Cachoeira do Sul
$555
172 km or 107 mi Vacaria
$554
208 km or 129 mi Ararangua
$555
221 km or 137 mi Pelotas
$498
228 km or 141 mi Passo Fundo
$483
235 km or 146 mi Criciuma
$501
238 km or 148 mi Rio Grande
$526
246 km or 153 mi Carazinho
$554
252 km or 156 mi Santa Maria
$464
262 km or 163 mi Lages
$438
277 km or 172 mi Tubarao
$554
285 km or 177 mi Erechim
$492
299 km or 186 mi Sao Gabriel
$554
311 km or 193 mi Bage
$555
318 km or 198 mi Ijui
$509
321 km or 199 mi Concordia
$588
352 km or 219 mi Santo Angelo
$553
354 km or 220 mi Chapeco
$537
363 km or 225 mi Cacador
$554
376 km or 234 mi Florianopolis
$712
382 km or 238 mi Melo
$832
397 km or 247 mi Brusque
$555
397 km or 247 mi Santa Rosa
$553
406 km or 252 mi Blumenau
$645
415 km or 258 mi Itapema
$555
423 km or 263 mi Balneario Camboriu
$736
423 km or 263 mi Santana do Livramento
$554
425 km or 264 mi Rivera
$634
429 km or 266 mi Itajai
$613
446 km or 277 mi Pato Branco
$661
448 km or 278 mi Jaragua do Sul
$638
474 km or 295 mi Obera
$520