Cost of living in Lisbon, Portugal

Summary of cost of living in Lisbon

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €3,157
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,656
  • Cost of living in Lisbon is cheaper than in 80% of cities in Western Europe (36 out of 45)
  • Cost of living in Lisbon is cheaper than in 53% of cities in the World (86 out of 161)
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List of prices in Lisbon
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €9
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €6
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €2.92
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.91
12 eggs, large €2.47
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.66
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €3.58
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.76
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.08
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.10
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €4.85
2 liters of coca-cola €2.26
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.96
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,239
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €998
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €133
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €1,146
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €775
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €81
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €34
40” flat screen tv €423
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €103
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €7
Hourly rate for cleaning help €8
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €100
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €36
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €85
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €89
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €26,724
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.71
Monthly ticket public transport €39
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €12
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €5.07
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €8
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €56
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €3.61
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.46
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €4.05
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.57
Tube of toothpaste €2.61
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €17
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €26
2 tickets to the movies €15
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €41
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €44
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.29
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €1.91
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €487
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.14
1 month of gym membership in business district €40
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €5.14
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 800 prices entered by 133 different people.
Latest price update: January 16, 2022

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Lisbon position in our World Ranking

the world
86th
out of 161
western europe
36th
out of 45

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

the world
3rd
the world
5th
western europe
1st
western europe
2nd
western europe
2nd
western europe
2nd

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