Cost of living in Montevideo, Uruguay

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $U318
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $U247
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $U133
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $U24
12 eggs, large $U97
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $U72
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $U154
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $U58
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $U43
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $U58
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $U241
2 liters of Coca-Cola $U85
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $U37
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $U29,294
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $U19,501
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $U4,466
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $U20,009
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $U16,682
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $U3,030
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $U593
40” flat screen TV $U15,410
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $U3,790
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $U301
Hourly rate for cleaning help $U182
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $U2,788
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $U1,625
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $U3,100
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $U2,656
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $U904,688
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $U42
Monthly ticket public transport $U1,550
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $U389
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $U146
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $U252
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $U1,265
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $U229
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $U115
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $U204
4 rolls of toilet paper $U50
Tube of toothpaste $U72
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $U238
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $U921
2 tickets to the movies $U454
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $U1,124
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $U1,576
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $U197
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $U116
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $U159
iPod nano 16GB $U8,211
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $U5.99
1 month of gym membership in business district $U1,523
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $U117
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 994 prices entered by 126 different people.
Latest price update: March 27, 2017.

Montevideo position in our World Ranking

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104th
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5th
out of 32

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