Cost of living in Faro, Portugal

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €8
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €6
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €2.65
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.62
12 eggs, large €2.53
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.48
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €4.73
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.72
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.15
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.32
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €4.00
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.93
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.65
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €738
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €512
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €94
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €500
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €353
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €61
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €87
40” flat screen TV €401
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €132
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €7
Hourly rate for cleaning help €7
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €73
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €34
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €66
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €84
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €24,296
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.37
Monthly ticket public transport €12
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €12
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €4.24
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €5.00
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €35
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €4.10
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.53
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €5.11
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.62
Tube of toothpaste €3.09
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €10
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €23
2 tickets to the movies €11
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €40
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €32
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €1.90
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €1.42
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB €569
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district €31
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €4.34
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 92 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: December 11, 2017.

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