Cost of living in Uruguay

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $U345
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $U275
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $U158
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $U28
12 eggs, large $U91
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $U83
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $U177
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $U67
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $U50
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $U66
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $U233
2 liters of Coca-Cola $U90
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $U55
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $U34,278
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $U26,070
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $U5,409
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $U27,359
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $U18,388
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $U2,999
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $U1,000
40” flat screen TV $U14,083
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $U3,801
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $U383
Hourly rate for cleaning help $U206
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $U2,752
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $U1,638
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $U3,228
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $U3,673
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $U937,842
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $U54
Monthly ticket public transport $U1,842
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $U264
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $U548
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $U1,479
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $U283
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $U151
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $U179
4 rolls of toilet paper $U74
Tube of toothpaste $U87
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $U304
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $U869
2 tickets to the movies $U565
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $U1,153
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $U1,776
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $U228
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $U126
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $U161
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $U22,802
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $U7
1 month of gym membership in business district $U1,603
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $U144

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:
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.

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Maldonado Melo Montevideo
Paysandú Punta del Este Rivera
Tacuarembó

Prices recently added

  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Montevideo costs $U150 (4 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Montevideo costs $U2,000 (4 days ago)
  • 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Montevideo costs $U6.00 (4 days ago)
  • Ipad wi-fi 128gb in Montevideo costs $U19,000 (4 days ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Montevideo costs $U200 (4 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Montevideo costs $U160 (4 days ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Montevideo costs $U250 (4 days ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Montevideo costs $U1,500 (4 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) in Montevideo costs $U2,000 (4 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Montevideo costs $U650 (4 days ago)

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