Cost of living in Curitiba, Brazil

Summary of cost of living in Curitiba

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R$ 9,851
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R$ 3,991
  • Cost of living in Curitiba is cheaper than in 63% of cities in Brazil (5 out of 8)
  • Cost of living in Curitiba is cheaper than in 76% of cities in Latin America (26 out of 34)
  • Cost of living in Curitiba is cheaper than in 87% of cities in the World (174 out of 200)

List of prices in Curitiba, Brazil. Current as of Jan 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R$ 25
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R$ 28
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R$ 7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R$ 3.41
12 eggs, large R$ 6
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R$ 4.83
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R$ 15
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R$ 5.69
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R$ 3.16
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R$ 4.93
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R$ 38
2 liters of coca-cola R$ 7
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R$ 3.32
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R$ 2,447
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R$ 1,816
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R$ 549
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R$ 1,953
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R$ 1,054
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R$ 244
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R$ 87
40” flat screen tv R$ 1,610
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R$ 500
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R$ 22
Hourly rate for cleaning help R$ 18
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R$ 259
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R$ 186
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R$ 340
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R$ 236
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R$ 101,800
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R$ 4.03
Monthly ticket public transport R$ 221
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R$ 41
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) R$ 17
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R$ 76
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R$ 212
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R$ 14
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R$ 12
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R$ 16
4 rolls of toilet paper R$ 5.07
Tube of toothpaste R$ 3.89
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R$ 36
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R$ 96
2 tickets to the movies R$ 40
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R$ 309
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R$ 225
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R$ 25
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R$ 11
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R$ 10
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R$ 3,499
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R$ 0.89
1 month of gym membership in business district R$ 113
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R$ 9
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 844 prices entered by 84 different people.
Latest price update: January 23, 2021

Curitiba position in our World Ranking

the world
174th
out of 200
latin america
26th
out of 34
brazil
5th
out of 8

Cheapest and most expensive products in Curitiba compared to other cities:

the world
2nd
the world
3rd
the world
4th
latin america
1st
latin america
1st
latin america
1st

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