Cost of living in Uruguay

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $U353
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $U269
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $U157
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $U27
12 eggs, large $U89
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $U71
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $U188
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $U58
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $U52
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $U67
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $U245
2 liters of Coca-Cola $U92
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $U51
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $U31,739
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $U21,885
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $U4,040
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $U21,492
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $U16,332
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $U4,082
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $U850
40” flat screen TV $U14,438
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $U4,100
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $U269
Hourly rate for cleaning help $U213
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $U2,823
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $U1,984
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $U3,425
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $U2,937
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $U840,741
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $U48
Monthly ticket public transport $U1,805
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $U160
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $U338
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $U1,016
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $U284
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $U135
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $U232
4 rolls of toilet paper $U61
Tube of toothpaste $U91
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $U274
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $U1,009
2 tickets to the movies $U542
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $U1,254
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $U1,997
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $U188
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $U118
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $U138
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $U21,143
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $U8
1 month of gym membership in business district $U1,649
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $U123

Map of Cost of Living in Uruguay

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This map shows only the top cities in Uruguay. 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.

Are you moving to Uruguay? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?

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List of all cities available in Uruguay

Maldonado Melo Montevideo
Paysandú Punta del Este Rivera
Tacuarembó

Recent Prices Added

  • Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Punta del Este costs $U727,000 (about 5 hours ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Punta del Este costs $U35,000 (about 5 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Punta del Este costs $U75 (about 5 hours ago)
  • Per hour of waiting of taxi fare per waiting time, weekday at noon in Montevideo costs $U275 (1 day ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Montevideo costs $U19,690 (1 day ago)
  • 400 ml hair shampoo 2-in-1 in Montevideo costs $U220 (1 day ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Montevideo costs $U2,265 (1 day ago)
  • Utilities (studio), monthly for 1 person in 45 m2 in Montevideo costs $U3,200 (1 day ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Montevideo costs $U35 (1 day ago)
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in Montevideo costs $U35 (1 day ago)