Cost of living in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Summary of cost of living in Belo Horizonte

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R$ 12,067
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R$ 5,098
  • Cost of living in Belo Horizonte is cheaper than in 57% of cities in Brazil (4 out of 7)
  • Cost of living in Belo Horizonte is cheaper than in 61% of cities in Latin America (19 out of 31)
  • Cost of living in Belo Horizonte is cheaper than in 80% of cities in the World (179 out of 223)
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List of prices in Belo Horizonte
Current as of Dec 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R$ 34
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R$ 32
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R$ 10
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R$ 5.47
12 eggs, large R$ 13
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R$ 7
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R$ 23
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R$ 10
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R$ 5.81
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R$ 5.50
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R$ 53
2 liters of coca-cola R$ 9
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R$ 5.71
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R$ 3,514
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R$ 1,979
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R$ 447
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R$ 2,953
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R$ 1,396
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R$ 430
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R$ 92
40” flat screen tv R$ 2,003
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R$ 741
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R$ 22
Hourly rate for cleaning help R$ 21
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R$ 247
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R$ 283
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R$ 336
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R$ 254
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R$ 113,111
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R$ 6
Monthly ticket public transport R$ 201
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R$ 32
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) R$ 24
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R$ 65
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R$ 278
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R$ 23
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R$ 15
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R$ 22
4 rolls of toilet paper R$ 8
Tube of toothpaste R$ 7
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R$ 47
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R$ 115
2 tickets to the movies R$ 61
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R$ 164
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R$ 203
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R$ 27
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R$ 13
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R$ 13
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R$ 3,709
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R$ 1.69
1 month of gym membership in business district R$ 107
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R$ 11
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 732 prices entered by 64 different people.
Latest price update: December 06, 2022

Belo Horizonte position in our World Ranking

the world
179th
out of 223
latin america
19th
out of 31
brazil
4th
out of 7

Cheapest and most expensive products in Belo Horizonte compared to other cities:

latin america
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