Cost of living in Montevideo, Uruguay

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $U334
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $U243
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $U140
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $U23
12 eggs, large $U84
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $U69
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $U179
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $U55
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $U45
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $U56
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $U218
2 liters of Coca-Cola $U81
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $U40
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $U35,234
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $U20,773
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $U4,354
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $U24,001
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $U14,714
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $U3,834
Internet 8MB (1 month) $U626
40” flat screen TV $U15,113
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $U3,768
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $U341
Hourly rate for cleaning help $U182
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $U2,982
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $U1,766
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $U3,268
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $U3,424
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $U1,022,560
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $U44
Monthly ticket public transport $U1,293
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $U430
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $U142
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $U262
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $U1,035
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $U217
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $U109
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $U194
4 rolls of toilet paper $U61
Tube of toothpaste $U88
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $U217
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $U972
2 tickets to the movies $U457
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $U885
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $U1,705
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $U214
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $U108
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $U126
iPod nano 16GB $U8,257
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $U6
1 month of gym membership in business district $U1,570
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $U106
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 958 prices entered by 93 different people.
Latest price update: July 27, 2016.

Montevideo position in our World Ranking

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149th
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7th
out of 41

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