Cost of living in Melo, Uruguay

Summary of cost of living in Melo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $U71,876
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $U29,566
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Melo, Uruguay. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $U263
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $U224
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $U78
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $U22
12 eggs, large $U49
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $U55
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $U139
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $U50
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $U40
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $U39
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $U173
2 liters of coca-cola $U52
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $U27
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $U20,000
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $U12,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $U1,951
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $U12,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $U7,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $U1,200
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $U1,733
40” flat screen tv $U13,353
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $U3,451
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $U123
Hourly rate for cleaning help $U200
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $U1,720
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $U600
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $U2,451
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $U4,000
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $U615,672
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $U45
Monthly ticket public transport $U300
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $U500
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $U400
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $U2,000
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $U117
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $U234
4 rolls of toilet paper $U37
Tube of toothpaste $U64
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $U240
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $U500
2 tickets to the movies $U222
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert -
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city -
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district $U1,000
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $U70
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 47 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: February 24, 2020

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