Cost of living in Montevideo, Uruguay

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $U318
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $U247
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $U132
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $U26
12 eggs, large $U93
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $U65
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $U184
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $U57
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $U48
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $U56
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $U229
2 liters of Coca-Cola $U87
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $U40
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $U29,193
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $U19,920
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $U4,652
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $U23,220
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $U17,376
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $U3,812
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $U700
40” flat screen TV $U13,073
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $U3,649
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $U280
Hourly rate for cleaning help $U188
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $U2,825
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $U1,657
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $U3,039
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $U3,031
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $U806,090
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $U45
Monthly ticket public transport $U1,666
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $U378
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $U174
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $U279
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $U1,373
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $U232
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $U122
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $U208
4 rolls of toilet paper $U54
Tube of toothpaste $U74
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $U247
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $U872
2 tickets to the movies $U457
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $U1,249
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $U1,813
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $U192
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $U114
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $U154
iPod nano 16GB $U8,233
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $U5.60
1 month of gym membership in business district $U1,448
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $U116
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,233 prices entered by 137 different people.
Latest price update: June 25, 2017.

Montevideo position in our World Ranking

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133rd
out of 270
latin america
3rd
out of 44

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