Cost of living in Montevideo, Uruguay

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $U288
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $U233
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $U143
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $U22
12 eggs, large $U78
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $U64
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $U192
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $U55
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $U47
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $U56
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $U189
2 liters of Coca-Cola $U73
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $U41
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $U33,057
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $U20,696
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $U3,646
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $U17,100
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $U12,933
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $U3,192
Internet 8MB (1 month) $U676
40” flat screen TV $U14,075
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $U3,186
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $U224
Hourly rate for cleaning help $U202
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $U2,743
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $U1,562
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $U3,042
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $U3,220
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $U761,309
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $U44
Monthly ticket public transport $U1,283
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $U307
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $U161
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $U236
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $U1,650
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $U182
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $U105
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $U166
4 rolls of toilet paper $U65
Tube of toothpaste $U81
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $U189
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $U923
2 tickets to the movies $U447
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $U1,026
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $U1,801
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $U206
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $U92
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $U109
iPod nano 16GB $U7,611
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $U7
1 month of gym membership in business district $U1,422
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $U91
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,770 prices entered by 388 different people.
Latest price update: February 14, 2016.

Montevideo position in our World Ranking

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146th
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6th
out of 37

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