Cost of living in Porto Alegre, Brazil

Summary of cost of living in Porto Alegre

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R$ 12,672
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R$ 5,287
  • Porto Alegre is the 3rd cheapest city in Brazil (8 out of 10)
  • Cost of living in Porto Alegre is cheaper than in 71% of cities in Latin America (22 out of 31)
  • Cost of living in Porto Alegre is cheaper than in 84% of cities in the World (162 out of 193)
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List of prices in Porto Alegre
Current as of Feb 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R$ 34
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R$ 34
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R$ 10
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R$ 4.79
12 eggs, large R$ 14
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R$ 8
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R$ 25
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R$ 9
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R$ 6
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R$ 5.41
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R$ 41
2 liters of coca-cola R$ 8
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R$ 4.13
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R$ 3,590
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R$ 2,245
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R$ 812
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R$ 2,997
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R$ 1,348
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R$ 383
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R$ 90
40” flat screen tv R$ 1,549
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R$ 570
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R$ 33
Hourly rate for cleaning help R$ 20
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R$ 264
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R$ 249
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R$ 387
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R$ 313
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R$ 123,601
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R$ 5.64
Monthly ticket public transport R$ 230
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R$ 53
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) R$ 21
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R$ 38
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R$ 295
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R$ 17
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R$ 17
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R$ 16
4 rolls of toilet paper R$ 7
Tube of toothpaste R$ 4.19
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R$ 51
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R$ 112
2 tickets to the movies R$ 58
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R$ 358
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R$ 186
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R$ 30
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R$ 15
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R$ 13
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R$ 3,956
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R$ 1.74
1 month of gym membership in business district R$ 137
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R$ 10
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 568 prices entered by 56 different people.
Latest price update: February 29, 2024

Porto Alegre position in our World Ranking

the world
162nd
out of 193
latin america
22nd
out of 31
brazil
8th
out of 10

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