Cost of living in Caruaru, Brazil

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R$ 13
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) R$ 16
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast -
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R$ 4.00
12 eggs, large R$ 4.91
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes -
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R$ 12
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples -
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R$ 4.00
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R$ 3.31
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R$ 19
2 liters of Coca-Cola R$ 5.76
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R$ 2.46
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area R$ 884
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio -
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) R$ 99
40” flat screen TV -
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) -
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) -
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) R$ 105
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) -
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) R$ 226
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R$ 169
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new R$ 66,832
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R$ 3.34
Monthly ticket public transport R$ 131
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R$ 9
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) R$ 180
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R$ 10
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R$ 11
4 rolls of toilet paper -
Tube of toothpaste R$ 4.74
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city -
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R$ 58
2 tickets to the movies R$ 37
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert -
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R$ 9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city -
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R$ 9
iPad Air 2, 64GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district R$ 137
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes -
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 17 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: July 29, 2017.

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