Cost of living in Montevideo, Uruguay

Summary of cost of living in Montevideo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $U132,582
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $U56,018
  • Montevideo is the 2nd most expensive city in Latin America (2 out of 33)
  • Cost of living in Montevideo is cheaper than in 56% of cities in the World (90 out of 161)
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List of prices in Montevideo
Current as of Nov 2021.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $U566
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $U408
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $U182
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $U36
12 eggs, large $U126
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $U83
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $U255
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $U66
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $U65
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $U77
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $U331
2 liters of coca-cola $U104
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $U63
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $U37,653
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $U22,989
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $U4,965
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $U30,571
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $U18,496
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $U4,321
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $U1,257
40” flat screen tv $U15,219
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $U7,429
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $U288
Hourly rate for cleaning help $U235
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $U4,298
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $U1,812
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $U4,399
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $U4,371
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $U1,310,690
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $U67
Monthly ticket public transport $U2,156
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $U508
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $U404
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $U563
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $U1,544
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $U400
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $U136
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $U276
4 rolls of toilet paper $U76
Tube of toothpaste $U114
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $U472
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $U1,063
2 tickets to the movies $U607
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $U1,408
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $U2,034
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $U254
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $U185
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $U161
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $U43,050
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $U9
1 month of gym membership in business district $U2,398
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $U184
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 598 prices entered by 97 different people.
Latest price update: November 28, 2021

Montevideo position in our World Ranking

the world
90th
out of 161
latin america
2nd
out of 33

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