Cost of living in Montevideo, Uruguay

Summary of cost of living in Montevideo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $U150,261
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $U65,362
  • Montevideo is the 3rd most expensive city in Latin America (3 out of 30)
  • Cost of living in Montevideo is more expensive than in 60% of cities in the World (73 out of 181)
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List of prices in Montevideo
Current as of Apr 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $U737
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $U457
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $U210
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $U45
12 eggs, large $U201
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $U126
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $U310
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $U115
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $U76
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $U98
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $U412
2 liters of coca-cola $U145
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $U84
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $U45,107
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $U28,838
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $U4,673
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $U34,280
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $U21,388
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $U3,833
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $U1,009
40” flat screen tv $U20,982
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $U5,322
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $U298
Hourly rate for cleaning help $U309
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $U3,935
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $U1,542
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $U5,047
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $U4,015
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $U1,170,970
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $U74
Monthly ticket public transport $U2,305
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $U433
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $U316
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $U500
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $U2,054
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $U307
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $U169
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $U307
4 rolls of toilet paper $U141
Tube of toothpaste $U182
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $U551
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $U1,540
2 tickets to the movies $U693
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $U1,533
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $U2,519
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $U411
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $U208
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $U199
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $U53,039
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $U8
1 month of gym membership in business district $U3,249
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $U204
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 929 prices entered by 132 different people.
Latest price update: April 16, 2024

Montevideo position in our World Ranking

the world
73rd
out of 181
latin america
3rd
out of 30

Cheapest and most expensive products in Montevideo compared to other cities:

the world
2nd
the world
3rd
the world
3rd
the world
4th
latin america
1st
latin america
2nd

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