Cost of living in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Summary of cost of living in Belo Horizonte

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R$ 12,726
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R$ 5,529
  • Belo Horizonte is the 2nd cheapest city in Brazil (7 out of 8)
  • Cost of living in Belo Horizonte is cheaper than in 81% of cities in Latin America (26 out of 32)
  • Cost of living in Belo Horizonte is cheaper than in 87% of cities in the World (149 out of 171)
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List of prices in Belo Horizonte
Current as of May 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R$ 33
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R$ 36
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R$ 10
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R$ 4.69
12 eggs, large R$ 13
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R$ 6
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R$ 23
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R$ 9
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R$ 5.35
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R$ 5.11
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R$ 44
2 liters of coca-cola R$ 10
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R$ 4.33
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R$ 3,717
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R$ 2,676
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R$ 812
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R$ 3,093
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R$ 1,935
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R$ 361
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R$ 94
40” flat screen tv R$ 1,899
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R$ 720
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R$ 39
Hourly rate for cleaning help R$ 20
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R$ 279
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R$ 315
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R$ 397
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R$ 288
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R$ 96,649
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R$ 5.45
Monthly ticket public transport R$ 252
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$ 20
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R$ 48
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R$ 284
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R$ 23
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R$ 16
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R$ 22
4 rolls of toilet paper R$ 10
Tube of toothpaste R$ 7
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R$ 57
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R$ 124
2 tickets to the movies R$ 59
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R$ 205
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R$ 221
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R$ 29
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R$ 13
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R$ 10
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R$ 3,724
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R$ 1.22
1 month of gym membership in business district R$ 161
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R$ 12
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 562 prices entered by 48 different people.
Latest price update: May 26, 2024

Belo Horizonte position in our World Ranking

the world
149th
out of 171
latin america
26th
out of 32
brazil
7th
out of 8

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

the world
5th
the world
5th
latin america
2nd
latin america
3rd
latin america
3rd
latin america
4th

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