Cost of living in Salvador, Brazil

Summary of cost of living in Salvador

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R$ 9,949
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R$ 4,360
  • Salvador is the cheapest city in Brazil (10 out of 10)
  • Cost of living in Salvador is cheaper than in 83% of cities in Latin America (30 out of 36)
  • Cost of living in Salvador is cheaper than in 91% of cities in the World (146 out of 161)
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List of prices in Salvador
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R$ 35
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R$ 25
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R$ 9
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R$ 4.74
12 eggs, large R$ 8
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R$ 3.86
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R$ 17
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R$ 7
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R$ 4.64
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R$ 4.64
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R$ 41
2 liters of coca-cola R$ 6
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R$ 2.75
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R$ 2,996
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R$ 2,028
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R$ 313
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R$ 1,887
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R$ 1,359
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R$ 255
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R$ 68
40” flat screen tv R$ 1,636
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R$ 489
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R$ 16
Hourly rate for cleaning help R$ 13
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R$ 171
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R$ 183
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R$ 278
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R$ 214
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R$ 79,003
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R$ 5.20
Monthly ticket public transport R$ 235
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R$ 33
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) R$ 18
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R$ 30
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R$ 155
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R$ 15
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R$ 10
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R$ 14
4 rolls of toilet paper R$ 4.79
Tube of toothpaste R$ 3.87
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R$ 36
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R$ 82
2 tickets to the movies R$ 49
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R$ 154
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R$ 152
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R$ 18
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R$ 9
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R$ 8
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R$ 3,591
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R$ 1.43
1 month of gym membership in business district R$ 121
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R$ 11
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 349 prices entered by 39 different people.
Latest price update: January 16, 2022

Salvador position in our World Ranking

the world
146th
out of 161
latin america
30th
out of 36
brazil
10th
out of 10

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

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2nd
the world
3rd
the world
3rd
the world
4th
the world
4th
the world
5th

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