Cost of living in Montevideo, Uruguay

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List of prices in Montevideo
Current as of Oct 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $U430
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $U283
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $U132
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $U29
12 eggs, large $U92
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $U80
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $U168
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $U61
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $U43
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $U62
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $U246
2 liters of Coca-Cola $U94
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $U53
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $U33,668
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $U24,318
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $U3,880
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $U24,733
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $U17,589
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $U3,332
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $U998
40” flat screen TV $U13,294
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $U3,781
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $U259
Hourly rate for cleaning help $U233
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $U2,829
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $U1,459
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $U3,328
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $U3,390
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $U998,416
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $U54
Monthly ticket public transport $U1,789
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $U364
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $U218
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $U474
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $U1,010
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $U281
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $U145
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $U196
4 rolls of toilet paper $U79
Tube of toothpaste $U97
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $U330
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $U858
2 tickets to the movies $U537
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $U1,187
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $U1,756
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $U239
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $U131
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $U167
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $U22,918
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $U7
1 month of gym membership in business district $U2,103
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $U149
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,795 prices entered by 170 different people.
Latest price update: October 17, 2019

Montevideo position in our World Ranking

the world
187th
out of 310
latin america
7th
out of 51

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