Cost of living in Montevideo, Uruguay

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $U350
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $U266
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $U159
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $U27
12 eggs, large $U89
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $U68
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $U184
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $U57
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $U51
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $U66
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $U250
2 liters of Coca-Cola $U92
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $U52
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $U31,938
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $U22,168
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $U4,293
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $U22,410
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $U16,540
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $U4,265
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $U842
40” flat screen TV $U13,959
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $U4,278
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $U285
Hourly rate for cleaning help $U221
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $U2,878
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $U2,020
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $U3,425
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $U2,990
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $U853,312
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $U48
Monthly ticket public transport $U1,806
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $U438
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $U160
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $U271
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $U954
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $U273
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $U135
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $U240
4 rolls of toilet paper $U59
Tube of toothpaste $U91
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $U261
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $U1,009
2 tickets to the movies $U547
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $U1,254
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $U2,061
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $U188
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $U118
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $U136
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $U21,143
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $U8
1 month of gym membership in business district $U1,653
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $U127
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,434 prices entered by 136 different people.
Latest price update: April 25, 2018.

Montevideo position in our World Ranking

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