Cost of living in Curitiba, Brazil

Summary of cost of living in Curitiba

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R$ 12,890
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R$ 5,400
  • Cost of living in Curitiba is cheaper than in 50% of cities in Brazil (4 out of 8)
  • Cost of living in Curitiba is cheaper than in 57% of cities in Latin America (17 out of 30)
  • Cost of living in Curitiba is cheaper than in 82% of cities in the World (141 out of 172)

List of prices in Curitiba
Current as of May 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R$ 37
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R$ 34
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R$ 11
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R$ 5.10
12 eggs, large R$ 12
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R$ 8
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R$ 25
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R$ 10
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R$ 6
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R$ 7
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R$ 44
2 liters of coca-cola R$ 9
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R$ 4.90
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R$ 3,503
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R$ 2,284
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R$ 379
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R$ 2,223
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R$ 1,549
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R$ 465
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R$ 86
40” flat screen tv R$ 1,419
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R$ 623
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R$ 42
Hourly rate for cleaning help R$ 24
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R$ 356
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R$ 301
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R$ 566
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R$ 408
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R$ 127,257
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R$ 6
Monthly ticket public transport R$ 287
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R$ 35
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) R$ 33
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R$ 77
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R$ 257
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R$ 25
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R$ 14
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R$ 22
4 rolls of toilet paper R$ 6
Tube of toothpaste R$ 5.33
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R$ 65
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R$ 120
2 tickets to the movies R$ 65
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R$ 442
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R$ 306
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R$ 30
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R$ 15
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R$ 15
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R$ 3,972
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R$ 1.03
1 month of gym membership in business district R$ 160
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R$ 12
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 667 prices entered by 72 different people.
Latest price update: May 19, 2024

Curitiba position in our World Ranking

the world
141st
out of 172
latin america
17th
out of 30
brazil
4th
out of 8

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

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3rd
latin america
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3rd
latin america
4th
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4th

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