Cost of living in Montevideo, Uruguay

Summary of cost of living in Montevideo

Family of four estimated monthly costs: $U109,315
Single person estimated monthly costs: $U49,188
Cost of living in Montevideo is more expensive than in 90% of cities in Latin America (6 out of 51)
Cost of living in Montevideo is cheaper than in 60% of cities in the World (182 out of 304)

List of prices in Montevideo, Uruguay. Current as of Dec 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $U441
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $U291
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $U136
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $U30
12 eggs, large $U94
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $U81
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $U168
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $U58
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $U42
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $U64
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $U252
2 liters of Coca-Cola $U96
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $U52
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $U34,630
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $U23,085
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $U3,856
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $U25,120
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $U17,450
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $U3,308
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $U967
40” flat screen TV $U13,850
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $U4,382
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $U246
Hourly rate for cleaning help $U212
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $U2,730
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $U1,452
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $U3,412
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $U3,603
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $U1,077,150
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $U54
Monthly ticket public transport $U1,794
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $U350
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $U230
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $U468
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $U1,008
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $U283
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $U140
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $U208
4 rolls of toilet paper $U80
Tube of toothpaste $U98
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $U350
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $U876
2 tickets to the movies $U554
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $U999
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $U1,931
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $U235
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $U140
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $U172
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $U24,308
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $U7
1 month of gym membership in business district $U2,099
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $U153
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,029 prices entered by 187 different people.
Latest price update: December 05, 2019

Montevideo position in our World Ranking

the world
182nd
out of 304
latin america
6th
out of 51

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

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