Cost of living in Punta del Este, Uruguay

Summary of cost of living in Punta del Este

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $U102,528
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $U46,849
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Punta del Este, Uruguay. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $U432
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $U242
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $U116
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $U26
12 eggs, large $U79
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $U68
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $U204
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $U63
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $U74
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $U59
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $U213
2 liters of coca-cola $U90
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $U45
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $U33,289
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $U24,285
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $U3,817
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $U15,636
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $U12,847
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $U2,586
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $U771
40” flat screen tv $U15,590
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $U1,890
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $U366
Hourly rate for cleaning help $U193
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $U3,233
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $U1,686
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $U3,111
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $U2,977
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $U649,094
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $U44
Monthly ticket public transport $U1,096
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $U597
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $U266
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $U1,500
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $U205
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $U104
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $U138
4 rolls of toilet paper $U82
Tube of toothpaste $U90
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $U290
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $U1,122
2 tickets to the movies $U513
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $U794
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $U2,162
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $U375
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $U94
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $U85
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $U30,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $U14
1 month of gym membership in business district $U1,408
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $U108
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 74 prices entered by 13 different people.
Latest price update: February 25, 2020

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