Cost of living in Brasília, Brazil

Summary of cost of living in Brasília

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R$ 13,372
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R$ 5,543
  • Brasília is the 2nd most expensive city in Brazil (2 out of 7)
  • Cost of living in Brasília is more expensive than in 63% of cities in Latin America (12 out of 30)
  • Cost of living in Brasília is cheaper than in 76% of cities in the World (158 out of 209)
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List of prices in Brasília
Current as of Jan 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R$ 39
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R$ 36
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R$ 11
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R$ 6
12 eggs, large R$ 11
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R$ 7
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R$ 27
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R$ 9
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R$ 5.78
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R$ 6
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R$ 53
2 liters of coca-cola R$ 8
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R$ 4.07
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R$ 3,551
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R$ 2,607
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R$ 1,340
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R$ 2,797
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R$ 1,898
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R$ 590
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R$ 71
40” flat screen tv R$ 1,860
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R$ 603
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R$ 27
Hourly rate for cleaning help R$ 21
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R$ 278
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R$ 272
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R$ 485
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R$ 306
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R$ 155,209
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R$ 5.67
Monthly ticket public transport R$ 264
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R$ 36
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) R$ 31
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R$ 56
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R$ 311
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R$ 19
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R$ 10
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R$ 18
4 rolls of toilet paper R$ 6
Tube of toothpaste R$ 4.01
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R$ 43
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R$ 117
2 tickets to the movies R$ 67
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R$ 219
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R$ 173
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R$ 30
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R$ 10
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R$ 11
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R$ 4,113
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R$ 0.64
1 month of gym membership in business district R$ 180
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R$ 11
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 899 prices entered by 70 different people.
Latest price update: January 29, 2023

Brasília position in our World Ranking

the world
158th
out of 209
latin america
12th
out of 30
brazil
2nd
out of 7

Cheapest and most expensive products in Brasília compared to other cities:

latin america
3rd
latin america
4th

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