Cost of living in Fortaleza, Brazil

Summary of cost of living in Fortaleza

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R$ 11,107
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R$ 4,851
  • Fortaleza is the cheapest city in Brazil (10 out of 10)
  • Fortaleza is the 3rd cheapest city in Latin America (29 out of 31)
  • Cost of living in Fortaleza is cheaper than in 91% of cities in the World (176 out of 194)

List of prices in Fortaleza
Current as of Feb 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R$ 27
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R$ 35
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R$ 13
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R$ 5.98
12 eggs, large R$ 14
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R$ 8
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R$ 22
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R$ 10
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R$ 7
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R$ 5.50
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R$ 46
2 liters of coca-cola R$ 9
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R$ 4.24
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R$ 3,087
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R$ 2,287
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R$ 524
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R$ 3,247
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R$ 1,934
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R$ 454
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R$ 89
40” flat screen tv R$ 2,141
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R$ 693
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R$ 29
Hourly rate for cleaning help R$ 15
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R$ 262
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R$ 297
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R$ 405
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R$ 357
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R$ 87,279
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R$ 5.75
Monthly ticket public transport R$ 176
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R$ 33
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) R$ 29
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R$ 70
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R$ 169
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R$ 23
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$ 7
Tube of toothpaste R$ 6
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R$ 76
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R$ 95
2 tickets to the movies R$ 52
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R$ 164
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R$ 169
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R$ 24
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R$ 12
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R$ 10
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R$ 3,177
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R$ 0.85
1 month of gym membership in business district R$ 113
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R$ 11
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 368 prices entered by 39 different people.
Latest price update: February 24, 2024

Fortaleza position in our World Ranking

the world
176th
out of 194
latin america
29th
out of 31
brazil
10th
out of 10

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

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

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