Cost of Living Comparison Between Buenos Aires and Madrid 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Madrid are 70.1% higher than in Buenos Aires (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Madrid are 93.6% higher than in Buenos Aires
Rent Prices in Madrid are 159.3% higher than in Buenos Aires
Restaurant Prices in Madrid are 84.2% higher than in Buenos Aires
Groceries Prices in Madrid are 60.8% higher than in Buenos Aires
Local Purchasing Power in Madrid is 222.4% higher than in Buenos Aires
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Restaurants
Buenos Aires Edit Madrid Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7.50 €
(8.00 $)
14.00 €
(14.93 $)
     +86.6 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 28.13 €
(30.00 $)
60.00 €
(63.98 $)
     +113.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.63 €
(6.00 $)
9.00 €
(9.60 $)
     +60.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.41 €
(1.50 $)
3.48 €
(3.71 $)
     +147.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.58 €
(2.75 $)
3.50 €
(3.73 $)
     +35.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.05 €
(2.18 $)
2.35 €
(2.51 $)
     +15.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.23 €
(1.32 $)
2.40 €
(2.56 $)
     +94.5 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.94 €
(1.00 $)
1.55 €
(1.65 $)
     +64.8 %
Markets
Buenos Aires Edit Madrid Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.75 €
(4.00 $)
4.04 €
(4.31 $)
     +7.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.47 €
(1.57 $)
1.32 €
(1.41 $)
     -10.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.64 €
(0.68 $)
0.64 €
(0.69 $)
     +0.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.86 €
(1.99 $)
2.78 €
(2.96 $)
     +49.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.54 €
(3.77 $)
5.86 €
(6.25 $)
     +65.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1.87 €
(1.99 $)
3.42 €
(3.64 $)
     +83.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2.54 €
(2.71 $)
6.16 €
(6.57 $)
     +142.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.73 €
(0.78 $)
1.01 €
(1.07 $)
     +37.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.77 €
(0.82 $)
0.80 €
(0.85 $)
     +4.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.43 €
(0.46 $)
0.81 €
(0.87 $)
     +87.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.66 €
(0.70 $)
1.04 €
(1.11 $)
     +58.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.36 €
(0.39 $)
0.62 €
(0.66 $)
     +72.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.36 €
(0.39 $)
0.67 €
(0.72 $)
     +86.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.02 €
(1.09 $)
1.21 €
(1.29 $)
     +18.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.96 €
(1.03 $)
0.86 €
(0.92 $)
     -10.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 3.62 €
(3.86 $)
6.00 €
(6.40 $)
     +65.6 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.02 €
(1.09 $)
1.14 €
(1.22 $)
     +11.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.75 €
(1.87 $)
1.80 €
(1.92 $)
     +3.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 1.88 €
(2.00 $)
5.62 €
(6.00 $)
     +199.9 %
Transportation
Buenos Aires Edit Madrid Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.28 €
(0.29 $)
1.50 €
(1.60 $)
     +442.2 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 7.06 €
(7.53 $)
40.00 €
(42.66 $)
     +466.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.94 €
(1.00 $)
3.00 €
(3.20 $)
     +219.9 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.34 €
(1.43 $)
1.93 €
(2.06 $)
     +43.8 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 4.69 €
(5.00 $)
22.00 €
(23.46 $)
     +369.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.21 €
(3.42 $)
6.22 €
(6.63 $)
     +93.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,285.70 €
(19,500.00 $)
33,365.00 €
(35,580.68 $)
     +82.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,381.41 €
(23,867.70 $)
27,619.74 €
(29,453.89 $)
     +23.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Buenos Aires Edit Madrid Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 38.88 €
(41.46 $)
138.91 €
(148.13 $)
     +257.3 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 14.20 €
(15.15 $)
13.83 €
(14.75 $)
     -2.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 17.40 €
(18.56 $)
29.56 €
(31.52 $)
     +69.9 %
Sports And Leisure
Buenos Aires Edit Madrid Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 20.12 €
(21.45 $)
43.66 €
(46.56 $)
     +117.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 7.25 €
(7.73 $)
9.80 €
(10.46 $)
     +35.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3.82 €
(4.08 $)
10.00 €
(10.66 $)
     +161.7 %
Childcare
Buenos Aires Edit Madrid Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 206.18 €
(219.88 $)
489.04 €
(521.51 $)
     +137.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,819.08 €
(5,139.10 $)
9,061.90 €
(9,663.68 $)
     +88.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
Buenos Aires Edit Madrid Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 72.53 €
(77.35 $)
67.77 €
(72.27 $)
     -6.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 58.95 €
(62.86 $)
27.62 €
(29.45 $)
     -53.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 106.20 €
(113.26 $)
74.79 €
(79.76 $)
     -29.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 93.53 €
(99.74 $)
81.70 €
(87.13 $)
     -12.7 %
Rent Per Month
Buenos Aires Edit Madrid Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 449.65 €
(479.51 $)
1,201.00 €
(1,280.76 $)
     +167.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 326.45 €
(348.12 $)
878.92 €
(937.29 $)
     +169.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 853.47 €
(910.15 $)
2,103.64 €
(2,243.33 $)
     +146.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 564.25 €
(601.72 $)
1,505.42 €
(1,605.39 $)
     +166.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
Buenos Aires Edit Madrid Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 202.93 €
(216.40 $)
418.31 €
(446.08 $)
     +106.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 154.43 €
(164.68 $)
238.41 €
(254.24 $)
     +54.4 %
Salaries And Financing
Buenos Aires Edit Madrid Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 382.12 €
(407.49 $)
2,385.29 €
(2,543.69 $)
     +524.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 51.15 2.50      -95.1 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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