Cost of living in Brasília, Brazil

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R$ 31
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) R$ 25
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R$ 7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R$ 3.41
12 eggs, large R$ 9
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R$ 4.50
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R$ 16
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R$ 7
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R$ 3.50
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R$ 5.16
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R$ 39
2 liters of Coca-Cola R$ 5.96
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R$ 3.04
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area R$ 3,373
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area R$ 2,382
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R$ 554
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area R$ 1,876
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area R$ 1,201
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio R$ 683
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) R$ 109
40” flat screen TV R$ 1,829
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) R$ 378
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R$ 19
Hourly rate for cleaning help R$ 16
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) R$ 201
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) R$ 159
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) R$ 350
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R$ 234
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new R$ 90,453
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R$ 3.58
Monthly ticket public transport R$ 196
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R$ 28
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) R$ 12
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R$ 53
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) R$ 177
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) R$ 11
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R$ 11
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R$ 13
4 rolls of toilet paper R$ 7
Tube of toothpaste R$ 4.30
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R$ 30
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R$ 102
2 tickets to the movies R$ 51
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R$ 116
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R$ 179
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R$ 29
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R$ 9
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R$ 10
iPod nano 16GB R$ 1,072
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R$ 1.19
1 month of gym membership in business district R$ 145
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes R$ 9
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,504 prices entered by 158 different people.
Latest price update: August 22, 2017.

Brasília position in our World Ranking

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173rd
out of 312
latin america
9th
out of 52
brazil
4th
out of 22

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