Cost of living in Macao

Summary of cost of living in Macao

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 34,078 Pataca
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 19,709 Pataca
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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List of prices in Macao. Current as of Feb 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 90 Pataca
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 46 Pataca
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 30 Pataca
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 18 Pataca
12 eggs, large 28 Pataca
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 28 Pataca
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 55 Pataca
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 23 Pataca
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 25 Pataca
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 13 Pataca
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 132 Pataca
2 liters of coca-cola 16 Pataca
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 13 Pataca
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 16,372 Pataca
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 12,482 Pataca
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 845 Pataca
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 11,749 Pataca
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 8,195 Pataca
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 662 Pataca
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 175 Pataca
40” flat screen tv 5,906 Pataca
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,290 Pataca
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 80 Pataca
Hourly rate for cleaning help 46 Pataca
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 617 Pataca
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 328 Pataca
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 681 Pataca
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,013 Pataca
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 272,113 Pataca
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 11 Pataca
Monthly ticket public transport 163 Pataca
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 93 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) 291 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 13 Pataca
Tube of toothpaste 24 Pataca
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 261 Pataca
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 321 Pataca
2 tickets to the movies 220 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 622 Pataca
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 103 Pataca
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 41 Pataca
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 48 Pataca
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 4,538 Pataca
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.10 Pataca
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,187 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 78 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: February 27, 2021

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