Cost of living in Montevideo, Uruguay

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Latest price update: July 30, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district $U274
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $U222
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $U98
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $U24
12 eggs, large $U67
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $U60
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $U159
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $U52
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes $U46
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $U46
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $U203
2 liters of Coca-Cola $U66
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $U29
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $U29,867
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $U3,370
Internet 8MB (1 month) $U690
40” flat screen TV $U19,442
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt $U2,544
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $U258
Hourly rate for cleaning help $U146
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $U2,603
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) $U1,450
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) $U2,725
1 pair of leather business shoes $U2,324
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new $U696,229
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $U40
Monthly ticket public transport $U1,018
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) $U280
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) $U126
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $U213
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $U91
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $U142
4 rolls of toilet paper $U73
Tube of toothpaste $U79
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $U232
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $U706
2 tickets to the movies $U358
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $U2,306
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert $U1,446
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $U161
Capuccino in expat area of the city $U73
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $U95
iPod nano 16GB $U5,581
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $U7
1 month of gym membership in business district $U1,404
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes $U233

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