Cost of living in Uruguay

Summary of cost of living in Uruguay

Family of four estimated monthly costs: $U109,007
Single person estimated monthly costs: $U48,552
Cost of living in Uruguay is more expensive than in 70% of countries in Latin America (7 out of 20)
Cost of living in Uruguay is more expensive than in 55% of countries in the World (46 out of 100)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $U440
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $U294
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $U138
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $U30
12 eggs, large $U94
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $U81
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $U170
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $U58
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $U42
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $U66
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $U248
2 liters of Coca-Cola $U97
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $U52
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $U34,033
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $U22,161
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $U3,839
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $U24,696
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $U16,709
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $U3,500
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $U1,162
40” flat screen TV $U13,967
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $U4,242
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $U261
Hourly rate for cleaning help $U215
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $U2,607
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $U1,396
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $U3,428
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $U3,601
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $U1,064,400
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $U54
Monthly ticket public transport $U1,866
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $U241
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $U481
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $U1,090
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $U292
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $U138
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $U223
4 rolls of toilet paper $U78
Tube of toothpaste $U97
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $U347
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $U928
2 tickets to the movies $U549
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $U993
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $U1,928
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $U239
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $U150
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $U170
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $U24,685
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $U7
1 month of gym membership in business district $U1,926
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $U151

Map of Cost of Living in Uruguay

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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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Prices recently added

  • Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Montevideo costs $U1,264,730 (1 day ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Maldonado costs $U1,500 (2 days ago)
  • Hourly rate for babysitter services in Maldonado costs $U150 (2 days ago)
  • Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city in Maldonado costs $U400 (2 days ago)
  • 110 g tube of toothpaste in Maldonado costs $U60 (2 days ago)
  • Sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) in Maldonado costs $U4,000 (2 days ago)
  • Summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) in Maldonado costs $U800 (2 days ago)
  • Hourly rate for domestic cleaning help in Maldonado costs $U250 (2 days ago)
  • Laundry detergent, 1 liter in Maldonado costs $U150 (2 days ago)
  • Utilities, monthly for 2 people in 85 m2 in Maldonado costs $U3,000 (2 days ago)