Cost of living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Change the currency:
Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R$ 32
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) R$ 24
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R$ 6
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R$ 3.93
12 eggs, large R$ 7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R$ 4.96
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R$ 15
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R$ 7
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R$ 3.83
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R$ 4.26
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R$ 42
2 liters of Coca-Cola R$ 6
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R$ 3.65
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area R$ 4,405
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area R$ 2,683
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R$ 636
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area R$ 3,500
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area R$ 1,998
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio R$ 584
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) R$ 73
40” flat screen TV R$ 1,883
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) R$ 381
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R$ 21
Hourly rate for cleaning help R$ 17
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) R$ 217
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) R$ 168
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) R$ 345
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R$ 273
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new R$ 85,943
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R$ 3.95
Monthly ticket public transport R$ 199
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R$ 25
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) R$ 21
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R$ 54
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) R$ 257
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) R$ 20
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$ 6
Tube of toothpaste R$ 3.28
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R$ 35
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R$ 113
2 tickets to the movies R$ 54
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R$ 185
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R$ 206
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R$ 26
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R$ 8
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R$ 12
iPod nano 16GB R$ 1,193
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R$ 1.40
1 month of gym membership in business district R$ 155
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes R$ 8
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,553 prices entered by 554 different people.
Latest price update: April 24, 2017.

Rio position in our World Ranking

the world
103rd
out of 218
latin america
4th
out of 33
brazil
2nd
out of 12

Cheapest and most expensive products in Rio compared to other cities:

latin america
2nd
latin america
3rd
latin america
3rd
latin america
3rd
latin america
3rd
latin america
4th

Do you live in Rio de Janeiro? We need your help!

What is the price of

Furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area

in Rio de Janeiro?

R$

International Cost of Living Index

loading...

Recent Prices Added

  • Utilities, monthly for 2 people in 85 m2 in Bangalore costs ₨25,413 (8 minutes ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Dubai costs Dirham 1,000 (16 minutes ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Paris costs €25 (18 minutes ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Baku costs 500 ман (about 1 hour ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Podgorica costs €0.80 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Tallinn costs €1,000 (about 1 hour ago)

What do you think about the cost of living in Rio?