Cost of living in Punta del Este, Uruguay

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $U225
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $U220
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $U110
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $U19
12 eggs, large $U89
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $U66
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $U249
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $U48
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $U46
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $U51
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $U401
2 liters of Coca-Cola $U83
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $U41
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $U30,131
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $U22,133
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $U4,700
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $U15,972
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 $U16,000
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $U1,890
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $U81
Hourly rate for cleaning help $U177
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $U2,933
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $U1,817
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $U2,700
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $U2,008
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $U599,026
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $U39
Monthly ticket public transport $U828
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $U220
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.) $U85
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $U138
4 rolls of toilet paper $U75
Tube of toothpaste $U90
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $U225
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $U750
2 tickets to the movies $U506
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $U720
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $U2,100
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $U375
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $U75
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $U81
iPad Air 2, 64GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $U14
1 month of gym membership in business district $U1,433
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $U82
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 14 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: August 27, 2017.

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