Cost of living in Montevideo, Uruguay

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $U329
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $U259
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $U141
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $U27
12 eggs, large $U95
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $U63
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $U215
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $U54
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $U50
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $U61
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $U253
2 liters of Coca-Cola $U89
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $U46
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $U32,047
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $U19,947
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $U4,931
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $U23,765
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $U16,875
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $U4,077
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $U813
40” flat screen TV $U12,929
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $U3,601
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $U304
Hourly rate for cleaning help $U204
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $U2,875
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $U1,746
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $U3,307
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $U3,005
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $U855,416
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $U45
Monthly ticket public transport $U1,851
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $U418
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $U181
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $U256
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $U1,297
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $U269
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $U134
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $U231
4 rolls of toilet paper $U56
Tube of toothpaste $U88
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $U248
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $U980
2 tickets to the movies $U520
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $U1,234
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $U2,037
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $U196
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $U113
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $U151
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $U21,143
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $U4.02
1 month of gym membership in business district $U1,525
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $U122
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,379 prices entered by 135 different people.
Latest price update: December 10, 2017.

Montevideo position in our World Ranking

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3rd
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