Cost of living in Montevideo, Uruguay

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,700 prices entered by 264 different people.
Latest price update: April 16, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district $U265
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $U218
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $U84
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $U19
12 eggs, large $U57
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $U54
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $U132
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $U53
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes $U52
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $U43
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $U193
2 liters of Coca-Cola $U64
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $U32
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $U29,199
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $U3,224
Internet 8MB (1 month) $U632
40” flat screen TV $U19,024
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt $U2,616
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $U230
Hourly rate for cleaning help $U140
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $U2,517
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) $U1,434
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) $U2,657
1 pair of leather business shoes $U2,158
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new $U639,360
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $U39
Monthly ticket public transport $U1,028
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) $U317
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) $U127
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $U213
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $U84
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $U134
4 rolls of toilet paper $U55
Tube of toothpaste $U72
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $U221
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $U705
2 tickets to the movies $U350
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $U1,400
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert $U1,415
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $U147
Capuccino in expat area of the city $U71
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $U103
iPod nano 16GB $U5,074
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $U6
1 month of gym membership in business district $U1,312
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes $U205

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