The cost of living in Argentina can vary depending on type of lifestyle you lead. The locations that we provide budgets and living costs for are Buenos Aires and Mendoza.
Foreigners, particularly those landing from places like Europe and the United States, are often pleasantly surprised by how far their money can take them in Argentina.
In Buenos Aires, you can have a lavish steak dinner with wine, appetizers, and accompaniments for less than US$20, even at some of the nicest steakhouses in town. Still, the city is not some secret cheap steal like it is often painted as being. It is a world-class city on par with other cosmopolitan capitals around the world, and prices can sometimes reflect that.
In Mendoza, you will find good wine, great steaks, beautiful landscapes, comfortable weather, friendly people, safe streets, workable infrastructure, and, yes, a highly affordable cost of living.