Cost of living in Uruguay

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $U323
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $U248
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $U139
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $U26
12 eggs, large $U94
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $U61
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $U209
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $U56
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $U45
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $U58
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $U228
2 liters of Coca-Cola $U87
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $U45
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $U31,308
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $U20,605
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $U4,768
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $U21,975
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $U17,062
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $U4,812
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $U771
40” flat screen TV $U12,874
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $U3,811
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $U289
Hourly rate for cleaning help $U203
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $U2,743
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $U1,727
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $U3,177
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $U2,885
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $U796,863
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $U45
Monthly ticket public transport $U1,753
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $U177
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $U283
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $U1,297
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $U307
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $U127
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $U220
4 rolls of toilet paper $U55
Tube of toothpaste $U70
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $U248
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $U946
2 tickets to the movies $U491
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $U1,213
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $U2,014
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $U195
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $U114
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $U151
iPad Air 2, 64GB $U21,938
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $U3.97
1 month of gym membership in business district $U1,464
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $U120

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

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Recent Prices Added

  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Montevideo costs $U125 (about 17 hours ago)
  • Ipad air 2, 64gb in Montevideo costs $U23,200 (about 17 hours ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Montevideo costs $U500 (about 17 hours ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Montevideo costs $U33 (about 17 hours ago)
  • Public transport in Montevideo costs $U1,320 (about 17 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Montevideo costs $U32 (about 17 hours ago)
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in Montevideo costs $U90 (about 17 hours ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Montevideo costs $U71 (about 17 hours ago)
  • 500 ml domestic beer in the supermarket in Montevideo costs $U50 (about 17 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of potatoes in Montevideo costs $U43 (about 17 hours ago)