Cost of living in Macao

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 123 Pataca
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 42 Pataca
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 43 Pataca
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 25 Pataca
12 eggs, large 37 Pataca
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 20 Pataca
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 50 Pataca
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 23 Pataca
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 20 Pataca
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 13 Pataca
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 147 Pataca
2 liters of Coca-Cola 18 Pataca
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 14 Pataca
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 19,270 Pataca
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 15,234 Pataca
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 700 Pataca
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 15,250 Pataca
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 10,976 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.) 107 Pataca
Hourly rate for cleaning help 55 Pataca
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 675 Pataca
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 391 Pataca
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 648 Pataca
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,233 Pataca
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 653,333 Pataca
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 11 Pataca
Monthly ticket public transport 383 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.) 58 Pataca
4 rolls of toilet paper 13 Pataca
Tube of toothpaste 33 Pataca
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 298 Pataca
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 374 Pataca
2 tickets to the movies 216 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 808 Pataca
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 99 Pataca
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 44 Pataca
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 67 Pataca
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 3,998 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


This map shows only the top cities in Macao. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

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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