Cost of living in Montevideo, Uruguay

Summary of cost of living in Montevideo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $U120,128
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $U52,842
  • Montevideo is the 4th most expensive city in Latin America (4 out of 38)
  • Cost of living in Montevideo is cheaper than in 64% of cities in the World (134 out of 208)

List of prices in Montevideo, Uruguay. Current as of Dec 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $U506
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $U339
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $U169
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $U35
12 eggs, large $U116
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $U73
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $U210
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $U62
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $U52
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $U76
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $U323
2 liters of coca-cola $U111
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $U56
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $U35,978
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $U24,537
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $U4,789
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $U24,010
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $U17,417
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $U4,342
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $U1,078
40” flat screen tv $U15,633
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $U6,833
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $U259
Hourly rate for cleaning help $U209
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $U3,234
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $U1,736
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $U3,648
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $U3,911
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $U1,208,220
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $U55
Monthly ticket public transport $U1,951
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $U485
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $U297
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $U563
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $U1,544
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $U357
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $U138
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $U253
4 rolls of toilet paper $U86
Tube of toothpaste $U116
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $U422
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $U869
2 tickets to the movies $U587
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $U1,203
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $U2,216
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $U267
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $U171
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $U167
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $U23,652
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $U8
1 month of gym membership in business district $U2,022
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $U182
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,452 prices entered by 153 different people.
Latest price update: December 02, 2020

Montevideo position in our World Ranking

the world
134th
out of 208
latin america
4th
out of 38

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