Cost of living in Montevideo, Uruguay

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $U346
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $U276
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $U177
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $U28
12 eggs, large $U90
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $U69
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $U173
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $U60
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $U51
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $U70
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $U254
2 liters of Coca-Cola $U92
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $U54
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $U32,670
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $U23,206
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $U4,274
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $U24,806
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $U16,791
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $U5,343
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $U853
40” flat screen TV $U13,484
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $U4,343
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $U271
Hourly rate for cleaning help $U216
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $U2,894
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $U2,082
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $U3,471
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $U3,240
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $U874,107
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $U50
Monthly ticket public transport $U1,813
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $U396
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $U181
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $U291
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $U1,121
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $U273
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $U139
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $U240
4 rolls of toilet paper $U59
Tube of toothpaste $U94
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $U261
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $U924
2 tickets to the movies $U560
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $U1,004
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $U2,031
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $U208
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $U127
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $U135
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $U20,421
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $U7
1 month of gym membership in business district $U1,675
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $U123
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,122 prices entered by 126 different people.
Latest price update: July 16, 2018.

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