Cost of living in Porto Alegre, Brazil

Summary of cost of living in Porto Alegre

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R$ 12,416
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R$ 5,469
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Porto Alegre
Current as of Jan 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R$ 31
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R$ 32
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R$ 12
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R$ 4.19
12 eggs, large R$ 12
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R$ 7
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R$ 24
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R$ 8
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R$ 4.79
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R$ 5.93
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R$ 33
2 liters of coca-cola R$ 8
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R$ 3.51
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R$ 3,692
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R$ 2,539
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R$ 1,188
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R$ 2,528
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R$ 1,577
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R$ 969
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R$ 87
40” flat screen tv R$ 2,015
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R$ 578
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R$ 20
Hourly rate for cleaning help R$ 21
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R$ 168
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R$ 173
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R$ 352
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R$ 251
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R$ 93,825
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R$ 5.84
Monthly ticket public transport R$ 224
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R$ 48
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) R$ 15
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R$ 49
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R$ 195
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R$ 22
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R$ 14
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R$ 18
4 rolls of toilet paper R$ 8
Tube of toothpaste R$ 4.40
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R$ 47
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R$ 106
2 tickets to the movies R$ 54
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R$ 294
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R$ 216
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R$ 29
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R$ 12
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R$ 10
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R$ 4,883
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R$ 1.43
1 month of gym membership in business district R$ 124
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R$ 10
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 734 prices entered by 63 different people.
Latest price update: January 27, 2023

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