Cost of living in Salvador, Brazil

Summary of cost of living in Salvador

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R$ 12,571
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R$ 5,310
  • Salvador is the 3rd cheapest city in Brazil (7 out of 9)
  • Cost of living in Salvador is cheaper than in 79% of cities in Latin America (22 out of 28)
  • Cost of living in Salvador is cheaper than in 89% of cities in the World (149 out of 167)
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List of prices in Salvador
Current as of Jun 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R$ 41
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R$ 34
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R$ 10
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R$ 6
12 eggs, large R$ 11
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R$ 8
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R$ 25
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R$ 12
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R$ 7
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R$ 6
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R$ 55
2 liters of coca-cola R$ 9
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R$ 3.81
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R$ 3,659
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R$ 2,237
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R$ 778
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R$ 3,359
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R$ 1,684
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R$ 354
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R$ 55
40” flat screen tv R$ 1,873
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R$ 607
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R$ 29
Hourly rate for cleaning help R$ 19
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R$ 189
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R$ 328
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R$ 370
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R$ 345
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R$ 110,921
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R$ 5.82
Monthly ticket public transport R$ 266
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R$ 32
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) R$ 18
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R$ 44
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R$ 216
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R$ 16
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R$ 14
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R$ 21
4 rolls of toilet paper R$ 7
Tube of toothpaste R$ 4.12
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R$ 63
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R$ 128
2 tickets to the movies R$ 62
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R$ 152
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R$ 186
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R$ 26
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R$ 14
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R$ 8
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R$ 4,566
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R$ 1.00
1 month of gym membership in business district R$ 170
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R$ 14
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 282 prices entered by 31 different people.
Latest price update: June 24, 2024

Salvador position in our World Ranking

the world
149th
out of 167
latin america
22nd
out of 28
brazil
7th
out of 9

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

the world
5th
the world
5th
latin america
1st
latin america
2nd
latin america
2nd
latin america
3rd

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