Argentina Travel Budget - Visit Argentina on a Budget or Travel in Style


How much does it cost to travel to Argentina?

You should plan to spend around $11 (AR$9,129) per day on your vacation in Argentina. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $3.55 (AR$2,948) on meals
  • $2.41 (AR$1,997) on local transportation
  • $6.94 (AR$5,759) on hotels

A one week trip to Argentina for two people costs, on average, $154 (AR$127,808). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

In recent years, the Argentine Peso has been very unstable. Therefore, travel cost estimates can sometimes be inaccurate for this country.
  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $11
    AR$9,129
  • One Week Per person
    $77
    AR$63,904
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $154
    AR$127,808
  • One Month Per person
    $330
    AR$273,875
  • One Week For a couple
    $154
    AR$127,808
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $308
    AR$255,617
  • One Month For a couple
    $660
    AR$547,750
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Argentina cost?

A one week trip to Argentina usually costs around $77 (AR$63,904) for one person and $154 (AR$127,808) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Argentina on average costs around $154 (AR$127,808) for one person and $308 (AR$255,617) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Argentina will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Argentina on average costs around $330 (AR$273,875) for one person and $660 (AR$547,750) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




How much do package tours cost in Argentina?

Organized tours are usually more expensive than independent travel, but offer convenience and peace of mind that your trip has been planned by a travel expert.

The average price for an organized tour package in Argentina is $275 per day. While every tour varies by total price, length, number of destinations, and quality, this is the daily average price based on our analysis of available guided tours.



Independent Travel

Traveling Independently has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Argentina expensive to visit?

Argentina is a very affordable destination to visit. It is in the top 10% of countries in the world for its affordability. Many budget travelers enjoy spending long periods of time exploring this country in depth.

Within South America, Argentina is very affordable compared to the other countries. It is in the top 10% of countries in South America for its affordability. Very few countries in the region are as affordable as Argentina.

For more details, see Is Argentina Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Argentina?

The average Argentina trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Argentina travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) AR$5,759 ($6.94)
Local Transportation 1 AR$1,997 ($2.41)
Food 2 AR$2,948 ($3.55)
Entertainment 1 AR$2,333 ($2.81)
Tips and Handouts 1 AR$75 - 226 ($0 - 0)
Alcohol 2 AR$679 - 2,037 ($1 - 2)
Accommodation Budget in Argentina
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Argentina is $3.47 (AR$2,879). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Argentina is $6.94 (AR$5,759). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $3.47
    AR$2,879
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $6.94
    AR$5,759

Hotel Prices in Argentina

Looking for a hotel in Argentina? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Argentina based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $87. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Local Transportation Budget in Argentina
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The cost of a taxi ride in Argentina is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $2.41 (AR$1,997) per person, per day, on local transportation in Argentina.


  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $2.41
    AR$1,997

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What did other people spend on Local Transportation?

Typical prices for Local Transportation in Argentina are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Local Transportation prices in Argentina, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Taxi
    AR$80
  • Taxi
    AR$1,200
  • Taxi Ride
    AR$5.00
  • Taxi Ride
    AR$5.00
  • Taxi Ride
    AR$9.00
  • Taxi Ride
    AR$5.00
  • Short Taxi Ride
    AR$5.60
  • Taxi to airport
    AR$30


Food Budget in Argentina
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Argentina can vary, the average cost of food in Argentina is $3.55 (AR$2,948) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Argentina should cost around $1.42 (AR$1,179) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Argentina is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $3.55
    AR$2,948

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What did other people spend on Food?

Typical prices for Food in Argentina are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Food prices in Argentina, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Powerade
    AR$100
  • Coffee
    AR$120
  • Cake and Coffee
    AR$458
  • Lunch
    AR$580
  • Lunch
    AR$720
  • Dinner
    AR$920
  • Dinner
    AR$1,048
  • Dinner
    AR$1,560


Entertainment Budget in Argentina
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Argentina typically cost an average of $2.81 (AR$2,333) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $2.81
    AR$2,333

Recommended Activities

What did other people spend on Entertainment?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Argentina are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Entertainment prices in Argentina, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Pool
    AR$50
  • Bar entrance
    AR$500
  • Glacerium Museum
    AR$1,200
  • Wine and Cheese night
    AR$3,584
  • Gondola Ride
    AR$15
  • Sciencias Naturales Museum Entrance Fee
    AR$6.00
  • Tango Class
    AR$25
  • Movie Ticket
    AR$15


Tips and Handouts Budget in Argentina
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Argentina is $0.18 (AR$150) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Argentina is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    $0.18
    AR$150


Alcohol Budget in Argentina
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $1.64 (AR$1,358) on alcoholic beverages in Argentina per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $1.64
    AR$1,358

Recommended

What did other people spend on Alcohol?

Typical prices for Alcohol in Argentina are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Alcohol prices in Argentina, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Alcohol
    AR$300
  • Alcohol
    AR$320
  • Alcohol
    AR$575
  • Beer
    AR$10
  • Cocktail
    AR$26
  • Beer (0.66L)
    AR$17
  • Beer
    AR$10
  • Wine
    AR$45


Water Budget in Argentina
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $0.10 (AR$86) on bottled water in Argentina per day. The public water in Argentina is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $0.10
    AR$86


Argentina On a Budget
Argentina Colon Theater, Buenos Aires
Argentina is a large, elongated country in South America. It's large size, impressive cities, popular festivals, and vibrant culture make it a top travel destination in South America. It is very diverse, and has both the highest and lowest points in South America. Cerro Aconcagua is the tallest mountain and Salinas Chicas (40m below sea level), is the lowest point in South America. Because of its large size, you can experience a wide variety of landscapes throughout the country that provide impressive beauty coupled with traditional towns.

Patagonia is a stunningly beautiful area in the southern part of the country. It is an area that is absolutely not to be missed. It has, perhaps, some of the most dramatic landscape in South America, if not the world. Argentina also has some captivating cities that are filled with life, culture, and festivities.

The country is relatively easy to travel around with an extensive bus system and a few trains connecting cities. It's possible to rent a car if you're looking for a more flexible travel experience, but it is definitely not necessary. You can also fly between most major cities, although during the peak seasons it is recommended that you book your plane tickets well in advance as they often sell out.

There are any number of activities and things you can do throughout the country. If you're in the area during the winter months, there are some great ski opportunities in the Andes Mountains. Las Lenas and San Carlos de Bariloche are probably the most popular places to go. Football, or soccer, is also very popular. If you can purchase tickets to a game it's definitely an experience to be had. Wine is also very popular in Argentina. You can visit the wine regions in either Mendoza are Salta, both of which are quite nice.

Although Argentina is one of the more expensive countries in South America there are some good tips you can use to save money. Many of the bus trips between cities are very long. If you take an overnight bus this will save you one night's accommodation. It can be a little uncomfortable however. Also look out for restaurants that have all you can eat buffets. These options are very filling and often a good deal for food. Also make sure you pay for everything in the local currency. This will help ensure you're not overcharged for your items.
At A Glance
  • Argentina has a range of landscapes, from jungle in the far northeast, to the rolling plateau of Patagonia in the south. The Andes Mountains run along the border with Chile and in the central part of the country is La Pampa, or the plain. Each area has something unique and interesting to offer travelers, so if you can visit every area it is well worth it.

  • Beginning in 2009 the government began charging "Airport Entry Fees", also known as "Reciprocity". Visitors arriving at the airport from certain countries are charged a fee based on their country of citizenship. At the time of writing this fee was only being collected at the two Buenos Aires Airports for incoming international flights. It was not collected at other airports in Argentina. It is also not collected for those arriving by land or sea. Citizens from the United States are charged US$160, Australia US$140, and Canada US$75.

  • Buses are convenient and efficient throughout the country. They are also not as cheap as they once were. You can expect to pay about four or five U.S. dollars for every hour of travel time. Still, this system is more affordable than flying and more far reaching than the train system.

  • Football is a popular activity and if you have the opportunity to go to a match then you should not pass this up. The five elite teams in the tournaments are referred to as the "Los 5 grandes" and include Boca Juniors, River Plate, Racing Club, Independiente, and San Lorenzo.

  • Fashion and art are of great popularity in Argentina. If you have the opportunity to do any shopping you'll find some great stores with high end fashion. If you're in the city, definitely take some time to wander through some of the top shopping areas.



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Top Tourist Attractions
Parque Nacional Iguazu: This park is on the Argentinian side of the Iguazu Falls. Exploring the area requires plenty of walking, but is well worth the effort. The park was established in 1939 and is one of the largest forest preservation areas in South America. In 1986 it was listed as a Natural Heritage Site of Humanity.

Eco Yoga Park: Near Buenos Aires, this park offers many unique features at a convenient location. Many visitors choose to spend some time volunteering here, which can be a unique experience.

Parque General San Martin: Located in the city of Mendoza, Argentina, this park offers both a lake and a beautiful rose garden that are very interesting to explore. It was created in 1986 and has continued to grow in popularity since then.

Popular Foods
Food in Argentina is heavily based on beef. It's one of the largest beef producing countries in the area and you can find delicious and hearty steaks and barbecue throughout the country. Although breakfast is usually a light meal, lunch is very hearty. Dinner is generally not served until 10PM at night, but there is also a tea that is prepared in the mid afternoon. Most restaurants do not begin serving dinner until late in the evening, so make sure you eat plenty at lunch.

Chorizo: This is a popular pork sausage dish. It is occasionally made with beef instead of pork. It's often grilled and served with a side of bread, although it can be prepared in a variety of styles.

Chimichurri: This is an herb, garlic and vinegar sauce that is often served with meat. It is most commonly found in the Patagonia area, although it is available elsewhere.

Sandwiches de miga: This is a popular light, crustless sandwich made with buttered bread, cured meat, and cheese. It's often served at parties and is similar to a tea-time sandwich in England.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.



1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.