Cost of living in Montevideo, Uruguay

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district $U251
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $U213
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $U114
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $U25
12 eggs, large $U74
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $U67
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $U179
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $U49
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes $U38
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $U46
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $U201
2 liters of Coca-Cola $U74
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $U34
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $U28,421
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $U3,220
Internet 8MB (1 month) $U689
40” flat screen TV $U21,259
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt $U3,294
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $U233
Hourly rate for cleaning help $U187
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $U2,255
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) $U1,570
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) $U2,799
1 pair of leather business shoes $U2,715
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new $U791,179
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $U43
Monthly ticket public transport $U1,143
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) $U266
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) $U152
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $U178
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $U100
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $U151
4 rolls of toilet paper $U83
Tube of toothpaste $U77
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $U202
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $U665
2 tickets to the movies $U409
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $U1,079
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert $U1,527
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $U203
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $U84
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $U116
iPod nano 16GB $U5,675
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $U7
1 month of gym membership in business district $U1,200
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $U129
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Latest price update: May 22, 2015.

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