Cost of living in Fortaleza, Brazil

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R$ 26
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) R$ 25
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R$ 6
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R$ 3.76
12 eggs, large R$ 13
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R$ 7
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R$ 15
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R$ 8
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R$ 7
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R$ 4.38
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R$ 52
2 liters of Coca-Cola R$ 6
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R$ 3.61
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area R$ 2,143
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area R$ 1,156
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R$ 256
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area R$ 3,155
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area R$ 2,176
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio R$ 225
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) R$ 64
40” flat screen TV R$ 1,738
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) R$ 612
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R$ 12
Hourly rate for cleaning help R$ 11
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) R$ 178
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) R$ 228
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) R$ 363
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R$ 276
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new R$ 84,706
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R$ 3.83
Monthly ticket public transport R$ 153
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R$ 33
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) R$ 15
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R$ 38
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) R$ 257
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) R$ 15
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R$ 11
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R$ 13
4 rolls of toilet paper R$ 4.63
Tube of toothpaste R$ 4.90
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R$ 35
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R$ 62
2 tickets to the movies R$ 40
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R$ 116
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R$ 145
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R$ 16
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R$ 8
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R$ 13
iPod nano 16GB R$ 1,451
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R$ 0.95
1 month of gym membership in business district R$ 87
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes R$ 8
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 622 prices entered by 59 different people.
Latest price update: March 26, 2017.

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