Cost of living in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Summary of cost of living in Belo Horizonte

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R$ 9,622
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R$ 3,805
  • Belo Horizonte is the 3rd cheapest city in Brazil (6 out of 8)
  • Cost of living in Belo Horizonte is cheaper than in 79% of cities in Latin America (30 out of 38)
  • Cost of living in Belo Horizonte is cheaper than in 88% of cities in the World (182 out of 208)

List of prices in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Current as of Dec 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R$ 26
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R$ 27
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R$ 6
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R$ 3.51
12 eggs, large R$ 8
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R$ 4.90
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R$ 17
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R$ 5.83
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R$ 3.43
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R$ 4.51
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R$ 37
2 liters of coca-cola R$ 8
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R$ 2.99
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R$ 2,408
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R$ 1,534
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R$ 608
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R$ 1,954
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R$ 1,235
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R$ 233
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R$ 75
40” flat screen tv R$ 1,913
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R$ 412
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R$ 23
Hourly rate for cleaning help R$ 18
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R$ 187
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R$ 160
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R$ 305
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R$ 297
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R$ 97,876
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R$ 4.62
Monthly ticket public transport R$ 240
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R$ 30
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) R$ 14
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R$ 35
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R$ 218
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R$ 14
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R$ 12
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R$ 14
4 rolls of toilet paper R$ 5.87
Tube of toothpaste R$ 3.95
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R$ 40
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R$ 77
2 tickets to the movies R$ 40
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R$ 171
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R$ 152
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R$ 19
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R$ 10
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R$ 13
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R$ 3,010
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R$ 1.32
1 month of gym membership in business district R$ 123
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R$ 9
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 373 prices entered by 48 different people.
Latest price update: December 01, 2020

Belo Horizonte position in our World Ranking

the world
182nd
out of 208
latin america
30th
out of 38
brazil
6th
out of 8

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

the world
2nd
the world
5th
latin america
1st
latin america
1st
latin america
2nd
latin america
2nd

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