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) $U277
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $U170
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $U28
12 eggs, large $U92
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $U84
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $U175
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $U73
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $U55
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $U72
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $U227
2 liters of Coca-Cola $U92
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $U53
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $U34,240
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $U22,579
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $U3,875
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $U24,349
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $U16,377
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $U4,443
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $U921
40” flat screen TV $U14,452
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $U4,023
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $U304
Hourly rate for cleaning help $U208
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $U2,768
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $U1,683
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $U3,038
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $U3,667
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $U874,826
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $U53
Monthly ticket public transport $U1,669
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $U255
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $U640
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $U1,178
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $U252
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $U152
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $U180
4 rolls of toilet paper $U75
Tube of toothpaste $U96
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $U302
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $U883
2 tickets to the movies $U573
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 $U1,893
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $U187
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $U125
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $U135
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 $U1,620
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $U141

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

Prices recently added

  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Montevideo costs $U140 (10 days ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Montevideo costs $U1,000 (10 days ago)
  • Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city in Montevideo costs $U400 (10 days ago)
  • 4 rolls of toilet paper in Montevideo costs $U120 (10 days ago)
  • 40ml deodorant, roll-on in Montevideo costs $U188 (10 days ago)
  • Short visit to private doctor in Montevideo costs $U1,500 (10 days ago)
  • 12 tablets box of cold medicine (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) in Montevideo costs $U200 (10 days ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Montevideo costs $U36 (10 days ago)
  • Public transport in Montevideo costs $U2,160 (10 days ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Montevideo costs $U2,265 (10 days ago)

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