Cost of living in Uruguay

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $U351
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $U277
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $U168
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $U28
12 eggs, large $U94
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $U85
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $U173
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $U72
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $U55
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $U74
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $U228
2 liters of Coca-Cola $U93
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $U53
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $U34,915
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $U21,940
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $U3,960
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $U22,404
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $U15,834
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $U3,967
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $U911
40” flat screen TV $U14,381
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $U4,048
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $U304
Hourly rate for cleaning help $U202
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $U2,812
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $U1,752
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $U3,132
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $U3,666
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $U874,826
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $U52
Monthly ticket public transport $U1,660
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $U263
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $U640
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $U1,389
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $U252
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $U149
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $U204
4 rolls of toilet paper $U69
Tube of toothpaste $U101
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $U297
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $U909
2 tickets to the movies $U587
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $U953
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $U1,975
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $U190
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $U120
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $U140
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $U23,009
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $U7
1 month of gym membership in business district $U1,677
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $U140

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.

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

Recent Prices Added

  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Montevideo costs $U9,000 (6 days ago)
  • Laundry detergent, 3 liters in Montevideo costs $U545 (10 days ago)
  • Internet 8 mbps, 1 month in Montevideo costs $U1,900 (10 days ago)
  • Utilities, monthly for 2 people in 85 m2 in Montevideo costs $U4,500 (10 days ago)