Cost of living in Montevideo, Uruguay

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $U336
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $U257
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $U142
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $U26
12 eggs, large $U94
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $U63
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $U207
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $U56
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $U50
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $U58
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $U245
2 liters of Coca-Cola $U87
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $U45
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $U32,406
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $U20,605
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $U4,768
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $U22,815
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $U17,062
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $U4,812
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $U766
40” flat screen TV $U12,874
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $U3,811
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $U289
Hourly rate for cleaning help $U203
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $U2,837
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $U1,882
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $U3,249
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $U3,027
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $U880,350
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $U45
Monthly ticket public transport $U1,848
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $U416
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $U177
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $U260
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $U1,297
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $U262
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $U127
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $U220
4 rolls of toilet paper $U55
Tube of toothpaste $U70
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $U248
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $U957
2 tickets to the movies $U505
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $U1,213
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $U2,014
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $U195
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $U114
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $U149
iPad Air 2, 64GB $U21,676
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $U3.97
1 month of gym membership in business district $U1,507
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $U120
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,432 prices entered by 133 different people.
Latest price update: October 17, 2017.

Montevideo position in our World Ranking

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157th
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5th
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