Cost of living in São Paulo, Brazil

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 9,177 prices entered by 850 different people.
Latest price update: April 16, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district R$ 27
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) R$ 19
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R$ 7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R$ 2.94
12 eggs, large R$ 5.55
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R$ 5.30
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R$ 13
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R$ 5.46
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes R$ 4.41
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R$ 3.19
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R$ 38
2 liters of Coca-Cola R$ 4.72
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R$ 2.84
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area R$ 4,045
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R$ 247
Internet 8MB (1 month) R$ 88
40” flat screen TV R$ 1,779
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt R$ 403
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R$ 13
Hourly rate for cleaning help R$ 20
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) R$ 254
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) R$ 156
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) R$ 276
1 pair of leather business shoes R$ 201
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new R$ 70,490
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R$ 2.88
Monthly ticket public transport R$ 174
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) R$ 26
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) R$ 16
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) R$ 12
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R$ 9
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R$ 10
4 rolls of toilet paper R$ 5.98
Tube of toothpaste R$ 4.07
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R$ 35
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R$ 93
2 tickets to the movies R$ 46
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R$ 236
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert R$ 182
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R$ 24
Capuccino in expat area of the city R$ 7
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R$ 8
iPod nano 16GB R$ 731
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R$ 1.16
1 month of gym membership in business district R$ 241
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes R$ 6

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