Cost of living in Braga, Portugal

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €5.89
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €5.72
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €2.78
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.57
12 eggs, large €1.68
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.53
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €3.79
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.53
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €0.66
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.35
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €3.78
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.83
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.67
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €517
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €341
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €105
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €361
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €239
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €64
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €24
40” flat screen TV €412
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €88
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €7
Hourly rate for cleaning help €5.33
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €72
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €20
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €73
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €86
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €26,716
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.47
Monthly ticket public transport €34
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €15
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €3.75
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €3.97
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €47
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €3.63
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.33
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.67
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.32
Tube of toothpaste €1.90
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €8
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €21
2 tickets to the movies €10
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €24
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €35
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €5.95
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €1.92
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €1.85
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB €522
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.30
1 month of gym membership in business district €33
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €4.64
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 288 prices entered by 21 different people.
Latest price update: May 24, 2018.

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