Cost of living in Melo, Uruguay

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $U110
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $U120
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $U80
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $U16
12 eggs, large $U35
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $U30
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $U130
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $U25
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $U40
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $U22
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $U150
2 liters of Coca-Cola $U45
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $U9
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $U7,000
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $U1,500
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio -
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $U2,500
40” flat screen TV $U12,000
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $U3,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $U100
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $U1,900
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) -
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $U2,000
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes -
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $U300,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $U32
Monthly ticket public transport $U300
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $U60
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $U180
4 rolls of toilet paper $U35
Tube of toothpaste $U35
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $U150
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub -
2 tickets to the movies $U130
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.) -
iPod nano 16GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district -
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 less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: August 31, 2013.

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