Cost of living in Brasília, Brazil

Summary of cost of living in Brasília

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R$ 11,680
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R$ 5,154
  • Brasília is the 3rd most expensive city in Brazil (3 out of 10)
  • Cost of living in Brasília is cheaper than in 49% of cities in Latin America (17 out of 35)
  • Cost of living in Brasília is cheaper than in 81% of cities in the World (127 out of 157)
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List of prices in Brasília
Current as of Jan 2022.

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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$ 30
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R$ 10
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R$ 4.13
12 eggs, large R$ 9
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R$ 6
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R$ 20
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R$ 7
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R$ 4.83
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R$ 6
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R$ 52
2 liters of coca-cola R$ 7
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R$ 3.92
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R$ 3,414
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R$ 2,468
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R$ 811
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R$ 2,306
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R$ 1,591
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R$ 718
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R$ 75
40” flat screen tv R$ 1,655
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R$ 495
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R$ 25
Hourly rate for cleaning help R$ 19
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R$ 196
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R$ 213
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R$ 366
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R$ 245
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R$ 99,500
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R$ 6
Monthly ticket public transport R$ 245
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R$ 42
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) R$ 24
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R$ 54
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R$ 260
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R$ 20
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R$ 11
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R$ 15
4 rolls of toilet paper R$ 5.20
Tube of toothpaste R$ 4.85
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R$ 48
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R$ 104
2 tickets to the movies R$ 63
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R$ 246
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R$ 206
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R$ 29
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R$ 14
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R$ 10
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R$ 3,760
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R$ 0.65
1 month of gym membership in business district R$ 128
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R$ 11
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 699 prices entered by 96 different people.
Latest price update: January 19, 2022

Brasília position in our World Ranking

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out of 157
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out of 35
out of 10

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