Cost of living in Porto Alegre, Brazil

Summary of cost of living in Porto Alegre

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R$ 10,267
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R$ 4,103
  • Cost of living in Porto Alegre is more expensive than in 78% of cities in Brazil (3 out of 9)
  • Cost of living in Porto Alegre is cheaper than in 67% of cities in Latin America (24 out of 36)
  • Cost of living in Porto Alegre is cheaper than in 88% of cities in the World (175 out of 200)

List of prices in Porto Alegre
Current as of Mar 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R$ 25
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R$ 28
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R$ 9
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R$ 3.25
12 eggs, large R$ 8
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R$ 6
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R$ 17
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R$ 8
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R$ 4.60
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R$ 4.97
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R$ 31
2 liters of coca-cola R$ 7
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R$ 2.37
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R$ 2,715
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R$ 1,507
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R$ 526
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R$ 1,789
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R$ 1,261
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R$ 343
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R$ 94
40” flat screen tv R$ 1,717
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R$ 470
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R$ 25
Hourly rate for cleaning help R$ 20
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R$ 242
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R$ 190
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R$ 366
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R$ 253
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R$ 90,198
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R$ 4.86
Monthly ticket public transport R$ 235
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R$ 41
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) R$ 19
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R$ 52
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R$ 206
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R$ 17
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R$ 11
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R$ 15
4 rolls of toilet paper R$ 5.71
Tube of toothpaste R$ 3.88
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R$ 40
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R$ 76
2 tickets to the movies R$ 53
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R$ 232
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R$ 187
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R$ 23
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R$ 12
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R$ 15
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R$ 3,399
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R$ 1.75
1 month of gym membership in business district R$ 146
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R$ 10
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 557 prices entered by 53 different people.
Latest price update: March 02, 2021

Porto Alegre position in our World Ranking

the world
175th
out of 200
latin america
24th
out of 36
brazil
3rd
out of 9

Cheapest and most expensive products in Porto Alegre compared to other cities:

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5th
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5th
latin america
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2nd

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