Cost of living in Macao

List of prices in Macao. Current as of Mar 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 98 Pataca
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 45 Pataca
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 32 Pataca
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 19 Pataca
12 eggs, large 32 Pataca
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 28 Pataca
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 61 Pataca
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 23 Pataca
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 27 Pataca
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 14 Pataca
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 122 Pataca
2 liters of Coca-Cola 19 Pataca
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 12 Pataca
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 18,623 Pataca
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 13,602 Pataca
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 836 Pataca
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 11,248 Pataca
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 8,064 Pataca
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 662 Pataca
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 191 Pataca
40” flat screen TV 6,632 Pataca
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,263 Pataca
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 80 Pataca
Hourly rate for cleaning help 45 Pataca
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 636 Pataca
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 350 Pataca
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 715 Pataca
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,022 Pataca
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 297,500 Pataca
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 11 Pataca
Monthly ticket public transport 145 Pataca
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 84 Pataca
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 61 Pataca
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 114 Pataca
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 307 Pataca
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 43 Pataca
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 34 Pataca
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 62 Pataca
4 rolls of toilet paper 14 Pataca
Tube of toothpaste 26 Pataca
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 270 Pataca
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 326 Pataca
2 tickets to the movies 225 Pataca
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,065 Pataca
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 829 Pataca
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 101 Pataca
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 42 Pataca
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 44 Pataca
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 3,563 Pataca
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.10 Pataca
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,208 Pataca
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 39 Pataca
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 146 prices entered by 12 different people.
Latest price update: March 18, 2019

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