Cost of living in Uruguay

Summary of cost of living in Uruguay

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $U142,774
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $U60,628
  • Uruguay is the 3rd most expensive country in Latin America (3 out of 16)
  • Cost of living in Uruguay is more expensive than in 59% of countries in the World (29 out of 68)
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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $U747
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $U449
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $U208
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $U43
12 eggs, large $U189
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $U103
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $U276
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $U91
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $U65
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $U96
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $U401
2 liters of coca-cola $U135
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $U74
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $U41,857
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $U25,102
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $U4,196
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $U28,461
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $U18,921
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $U3,481
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $U1,242
40” flat screen tv $U15,030
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $U5,652
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $U301
Hourly rate for cleaning help $U301
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $U3,418
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $U1,556
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $U4,591
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $U4,423
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $U1,217,570
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $U73
Monthly ticket public transport $U2,322
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $U347
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $U538
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $U2,157
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $U339
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $U162
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $U335
4 rolls of toilet paper $U104
Tube of toothpaste $U159
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $U535
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $U1,249
2 tickets to the movies $U645
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $U1,385
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $U3,503
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $U426
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $U218
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $U190
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $U44,095
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $U6
1 month of gym membership in business district $U2,896
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $U199

Map of Cost of Living in Uruguay


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