Written by Jamie
We receive emails quite often from people interested in our lives in Argentina. One of the common questions that comes up is the cost of living.
With the exception of sports equipment, electronics, vehicles and other things that are imported, we find most things to be much less then what things are back home in California.
Here are some examples, all expressed in US$, specific to Bariloche, Patagonia;
Electric bill: $35-55/month (we have 3 structures on our property)
Gas bill: $10-30/month (3 structures)
Property Insurance: $472/year (3 structures)
Property Taxes: $566/year (3 structures)
Diesel Gas: $2.77/gallon (most of the country is actually less)
Health Insurance: Shanie $91.33/Jamie $172.33 (This is the price for our plan from age 36 and up. It includes no deductible, no issues with pre-existing conditions and covers dental)
Shopping cart of groceries: $100-$200 (Not the same caliber or selection of some foods. The beef and wine are much cheaper however)
These are accurate figures as of September, 2008.