Cost of living in Montevideo, Uruguay

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $U347
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $U275
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $U170
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $U28
12 eggs, large $U94
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $U83
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $U172
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $U71
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $U52
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $U74
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $U233
2 liters of Coca-Cola $U91
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $U53
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $U36,019
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $U22,471
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $U5,240
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $U24,330
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $U16,704
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $U5,859
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $U913
40” flat screen TV $U14,040
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $U4,464
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $U292
Hourly rate for cleaning help $U208
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $U2,864
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $U1,869
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $U3,186
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $U3,741
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $U875,325
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $U52
Monthly ticket public transport $U1,639
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $U439
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $U185
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $U364
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $U1,161
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $U273
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $U153
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $U220
4 rolls of toilet paper $U66
Tube of toothpaste $U90
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $U296
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $U861
2 tickets to the movies $U583
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $U1,156
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $U1,973
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $U190
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $U120
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $U140
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $U20,788
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $U7
1 month of gym membership in business district $U1,658
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $U136
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,186 prices entered by 131 different people.
Latest price update: November 16, 2018.

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