Cost of living in Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Summary of cost of living in Santos, Sao Paulo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R$ 14,197
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R$ 6,063
  • Cost of living in Santos, Sao Paulo is more expensive than in 75% of cities in Brazil (3 out of 8)
  • Cost of living in Santos, Sao Paulo is more expensive than in 60% of cities in Latin America (13 out of 30)
  • Cost of living in Santos, Sao Paulo is cheaper than in 77% of cities in the World (139 out of 181)
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List of prices in Santos, Sao Paulo
Current as of Apr 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R$ 33
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R$ 31
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R$ 11
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R$ 5.26
12 eggs, large R$ 13
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R$ 12
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R$ 26
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R$ 8
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R$ 6
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R$ 6
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R$ 47
2 liters of coca-cola R$ 9
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R$ 8
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R$ 4,205
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R$ 2,722
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R$ 744
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R$ 1,908
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R$ 1,628
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R$ 471
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R$ 135
40” flat screen tv R$ 2,363
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R$ 535
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R$ 26
Hourly rate for cleaning help R$ 21
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R$ 229
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R$ 210
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R$ 354
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R$ 270
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R$ 170,086
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R$ 6
Monthly ticket public transport R$ 306
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R$ 29
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) R$ 13
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R$ 62
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R$ 264
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R$ 23
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R$ 11
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R$ 18
4 rolls of toilet paper R$ 6
Tube of toothpaste R$ 4.28
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R$ 51
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R$ 107
2 tickets to the movies R$ 81
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R$ 171
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R$ 194
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R$ 31
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R$ 9
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R$ 11
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R$ 4,464
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R$ 1.91
1 month of gym membership in business district R$ 116
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R$ 12
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 47 prices entered by 11 different people.
Latest price update: April 16, 2024

Santos, Sao Paulo position in our World Ranking

the world
139th
out of 181
latin america
13th
out of 30
brazil
3rd
out of 8

Cheapest and most expensive products in Santos, Sao Paulo compared to other cities:

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

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