Cost of living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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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$ 25
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R$ 6
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R$ 3.97
12 eggs, large R$ 7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R$ 4.98
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R$ 17
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R$ 7
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R$ 3.81
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$ 3.53
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area R$ 4,300
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area R$ 2,655
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R$ 803
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area R$ 3,086
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area R$ 1,935
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio R$ 629
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) R$ 77
40” flat screen TV R$ 1,816
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) R$ 380
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R$ 22
Hourly rate for cleaning help R$ 17
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) R$ 223
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) R$ 178
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) R$ 345
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R$ 274
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new R$ 89,696
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R$ 3.97
Monthly ticket public transport R$ 199
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R$ 29
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) R$ 22
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R$ 57
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$ 5.92
Tube of toothpaste R$ 3.51
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$ 177
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R$ 213
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R$ 28
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R$ 8
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R$ 12
iPod nano 16GB R$ 1,316
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R$ 1.29
1 month of gym membership in business district R$ 160
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes R$ 8
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,674 prices entered by 603 different people.
Latest price update: July 25, 2017.

Rio position in our World Ranking

the world
132nd
out of 289
latin america
4th
out of 49
brazil
2nd
out of 20

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

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