Cost of living in Uruguay

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $U349
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $U275
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $U173
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $U28
12 eggs, large $U90
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $U72
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $U178
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $U61
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $U54
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $U72
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $U249
2 liters of Coca-Cola $U92
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $U54
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $U35,733
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $U23,004
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $U3,654
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $U22,434
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $U15,816
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $U4,703
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $U862
40” flat screen TV $U14,620
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $U3,967
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $U275
Hourly rate for cleaning help $U211
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $U2,822
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $U1,834
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $U3,454
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $U3,001
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $U868,447
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $U50
Monthly ticket public transport $U1,837
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $U203
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $U388
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $U785
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $U341
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $U145
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $U234
4 rolls of toilet paper $U60
Tube of toothpaste $U85
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $U265
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $U976
2 tickets to the movies $U555
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $U980
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $U2,029
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $U208
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $U127
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $U135
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $U20,421
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $U7
1 month of gym membership in business district $U1,626
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $U132

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.

List of all cities available in Uruguay

Maldonado Melo Montevideo
Paysandú Punta del Este Rivera
Tacuarembó

Recent Prices Added

  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Montevideo costs $U14,000 (7 days ago)
  • Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Montevideo costs $U1,023,000 (8 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in normal area in Montevideo costs $U19,000 (8 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Montevideo costs $U30,000 (8 days ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Montevideo costs $U30,000 (8 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Montevideo costs $U45,000 (8 days ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Montevideo costs $U36 (8 days ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Montevideo costs $U56 (8 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Montevideo costs $U1,000 (8 days ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Montevideo costs $U130 (8 days ago)