Cost of living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

List of prices in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Current as of Jun 2019.

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Food [Edit]
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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R$ 31 (C$11)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) R$ 26 (C$9)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R$ 6 (C$2.25)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R$ 3.98 (C$1.38)
12 eggs, large R$ 6 (C$2.08)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R$ 5.51 (C$1.91)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R$ 16 (C$5.54)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R$ 7 (C$2.33)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R$ 3.50 (C$1.21)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R$ 4.80 (C$1.66)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R$ 41 (C$14)
2 liters of Coca-Cola R$ 6 (C$2.18)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R$ 3.08 (C$1.06)
Housing [Edit]
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Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area R$ 3,945 (C$1,365)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area R$ 2,463 (C$852)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R$ 763 (C$264)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area R$ 3,059 (C$1,058)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area R$ 1,824 (C$631)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio R$ 554 (C$192)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) R$ 82 (C$28)
40” flat screen TV R$ 1,673 (C$579)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) R$ 447 (C$155)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R$ 20 (C$7)
Hourly rate for cleaning help R$ 19 (C$7)
Clothes [Edit]
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1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) R$ 233 (C$81)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) R$ 193 (C$67)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) R$ 343 (C$119)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R$ 251 (C$87)
Transportation [Edit]
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Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new R$ 87,627 (C$30,314)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R$ 4.93 (C$1.71)
Monthly ticket public transport R$ 207 (C$71)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R$ 54 (C$19)
Personal Care [Edit]
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Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) R$ 15 (C$5.17)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R$ 56 (C$19)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) R$ 255 (C$88)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) R$ 18 (C$6)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R$ 11 (C$3.84)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R$ 15 (C$5.12)
4 rolls of toilet paper R$ 5.77 (C$2.00)
Tube of toothpaste R$ 3.71 (C$1.28)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R$ 38 (C$13)
Entertainment [Edit]
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Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R$ 99 (C$34)
2 tickets to the movies R$ 51 (C$18)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R$ 186 (C$64)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R$ 211 (C$73)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R$ 27 (C$9)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R$ 9 (C$2.97)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R$ 11 (C$3.89)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB R$ 2,090 (C$723)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R$ 0.98 (C$0.34)
1 month of gym membership in business district R$ 124 (C$43)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes R$ 9 (C$3.12)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,898 prices entered by 202 different people.
Latest price update: June 16, 2019

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