Cost of living in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Summary of cost of living in Belo Horizonte

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R$ 9,660
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R$ 3,908
  • Cost of living in Belo Horizonte is cheaper than in 50% of cities in Brazil (6 out of 12)
  • Cost of living in Belo Horizonte is more expensive than in 62% of cities in Latin America (19 out of 47)
  • Cost of living in Belo Horizonte is cheaper than in 76% of cities in the World (215 out of 284)

List of prices in Belo Horizonte
Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R$ 29
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R$ 27
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R$ 8
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R$ 3.38
12 eggs, large R$ 6
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R$ 4.56
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R$ 16
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R$ 5.69
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R$ 2.96
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R$ 4.29
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R$ 39
2 liters of coca-cola R$ 7
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R$ 3.38
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R$ 2,750
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R$ 1,462
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R$ 583
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R$ 1,607
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R$ 1,211
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R$ 233
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R$ 88
40” flat screen tv R$ 1,994
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R$ 407
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R$ 24
Hourly rate for cleaning help R$ 16
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R$ 220
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R$ 173
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R$ 335
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R$ 302
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R$ 84,678
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R$ 4.64
Monthly ticket public transport R$ 235
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$ 13
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R$ 35
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R$ 199
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R$ 15
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$ 5.50
Tube of toothpaste R$ 4.53
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R$ 37
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R$ 79
2 tickets to the movies R$ 37
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R$ 170
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R$ 166
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R$ 20
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R$ 10
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R$ 12
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R$ 3,071
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R$ 1.32
1 month of gym membership in business district R$ 110
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R$ 9
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 286 prices entered by 49 different people.
Latest price update: January 26, 2020

Belo Horizonte position in our World Ranking

the world
215th
out of 284
latin america
19th
out of 47
brazil
6th
out of 12

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

latin america
3rd
latin america
4th
latin america
4th
latin america
4th
brazil
1st
brazil
1st

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