Cost of living in São Paulo, Brazil

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R$ 31
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) R$ 23
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R$ 8
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R$ 3.07
12 eggs, large R$ 8
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R$ 6
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R$ 16
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R$ 7
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R$ 4.74
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R$ 4.05
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R$ 42
2 liters of Coca-Cola R$ 5.88
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R$ 3.27
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area R$ 4,078
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area R$ 2,597
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R$ 335
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area R$ 2,804
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area R$ 1,830
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio R$ 234
Internet 8MB (1 month) R$ 74
40” flat screen TV R$ 1,603
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) R$ 399
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R$ 19
Hourly rate for cleaning help R$ 15
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) R$ 216
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) R$ 164
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) R$ 328
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R$ 258
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new R$ 82,250
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R$ 3.38
Monthly ticket public transport R$ 181
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R$ 40
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) R$ 19
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R$ 47
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) R$ 251
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) R$ 14
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R$ 12
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R$ 13
4 rolls of toilet paper R$ 5.71
Tube of toothpaste R$ 4.43
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R$ 40
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R$ 111
2 tickets to the movies R$ 51
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R$ 235
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R$ 225
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R$ 24
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R$ 8
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R$ 11
iPod nano 16GB R$ 1,046
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R$ 1.56
1 month of gym membership in business district R$ 191
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes R$ 7
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 11,514 prices entered by 1,466 different people.
Latest price update: May 30, 2016.

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