Cost of living in Montevideo, Uruguay

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $U298
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $U237
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $U148
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $U22
12 eggs, large $U79
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $U64
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $U183
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $U55
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $U48
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $U57
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $U199
2 liters of Coca-Cola $U77
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $U42
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $U36,659
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $U20,811
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $U3,657
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $U18,914
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $U13,822
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $U3,773
Internet 8MB (1 month) $U718
40” flat screen TV $U15,551
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $U3,618
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $U230
Hourly rate for cleaning help $U189
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $U2,826
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $U1,646
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $U3,196
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $U3,221
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $U886,288
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $U44
Monthly ticket public transport $U1,451
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $U306
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $U142
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $U243
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $U1,300
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $U193
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $U104
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $U176
4 rolls of toilet paper $U60
Tube of toothpaste $U83
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $U176
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $U969
2 tickets to the movies $U466
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $U1,656
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $U1,805
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $U218
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $U95
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $U117
iPod nano 16GB $U6,458
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $U7
1 month of gym membership in business district $U1,347
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $U106
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 775 prices entered by 80 different people.
Latest price update: May 04, 2016.

Montevideo position in our World Ranking

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167th
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7th
out of 41

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