Cost of living in Montevideo, Uruguay

Summary of cost of living in Montevideo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $U144,554
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $U62,967
  • Montevideo is the 4th most expensive city in Latin America (4 out of 31)
  • Cost of living in Montevideo is more expensive than in 60% of cities in the World (90 out of 223)
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List of prices in Montevideo
Current as of Dec 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $U703
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $U422
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $U239
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $U40
12 eggs, large $U163
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $U120
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $U291
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $U75
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $U59
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $U93
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $U333
2 liters of coca-cola $U131
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $U70
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $U45,828
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $U26,767
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $U3,724
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $U28,618
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $U18,879
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $U2,336
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $U1,588
40” flat screen tv $U22,164
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $U7,026
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $U245
Hourly rate for cleaning help $U310
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $U2,979
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $U1,553
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $U4,519
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $U3,946
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $U1,160,270
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $U76
Monthly ticket public transport $U2,307
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $U562
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $U381
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $U636
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $U1,460
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $U430
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $U162
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $U364
4 rolls of toilet paper $U96
Tube of toothpaste $U145
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $U536
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $U1,148
2 tickets to the movies $U706
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $U1,420
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $U2,313
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $U352
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $U184
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $U172
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $U51,246
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $U6
1 month of gym membership in business district $U2,528
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $U196
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,160 prices entered by 130 different people.
Latest price update: December 06, 2022

Montevideo position in our World Ranking

the world
90th
out of 223
latin america
4th
out of 31

Cheapest and most expensive products in Montevideo compared to other cities:

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the world
2nd
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5th
latin america
1st
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latin america
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