Cost of living in Macao

Summary of cost of living in Macao

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 47,042 Pataca
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 26,341 Pataca
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 101 Pataca
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 50 Pataca
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 39 Pataca
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 17 Pataca
12 eggs, large 35 Pataca
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 27 Pataca
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 49 Pataca
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 31 Pataca
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 26 Pataca
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 15 Pataca
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 178 Pataca
2 liters of coca-cola 14 Pataca
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 23 Pataca
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 23,711 Pataca
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 13,396 Pataca
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 807 Pataca
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 19,394 Pataca
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 13,163 Pataca
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 680 Pataca
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 170 Pataca
40” flat screen tv 4,125 Pataca
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 996 Pataca
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 53 Pataca
Hourly rate for cleaning help 60 Pataca
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 325 Pataca
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 379 Pataca
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 741 Pataca
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 687 Pataca
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 653,333 Pataca
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 12 Pataca
Monthly ticket public transport 314 Pataca
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 93 Pataca
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 57 Pataca
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 408 Pataca
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 48 Pataca
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 39 Pataca
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 52 Pataca
4 rolls of toilet paper 15 Pataca
Tube of toothpaste 33 Pataca
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 267 Pataca
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 288 Pataca
2 tickets to the movies 274 Pataca
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,400 Pataca
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 686 Pataca
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 99 Pataca
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 43 Pataca
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 67 Pataca
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 6,686 Pataca
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 5.25 Pataca
1 month of gym membership in business district 2,375 Pataca
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 50 Pataca

Map of Cost of Living in Macao

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The color of each marker corresponds with the cost of living in the city red markers show more expensive cities green ones show cheaper cities
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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