Cost of living in São Paulo, Brazil

Lunchtime menu in the business district R$ 31
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) R$ 22
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R$ 8
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R$ 2.98
12 eggs, large R$ 8
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R$ 5.97
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R$ 17
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R$ 6
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R$ 4.10
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R$ 3.80
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R$ 40
2 liters of Coca-Cola R$ 5.36
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R$ 3.13
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area R$ 4,089
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R$ 251
Internet 8MB (1 month) R$ 75
40” flat screen TV R$ 1,607
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt R$ 388
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R$ 19
Hourly rate for cleaning help R$ 14
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) R$ 221
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) R$ 164
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) R$ 352
1 pair of leather business shoes R$ 257
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new R$ 76,703
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R$ 3.19
Monthly ticket public transport R$ 176
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) R$ 35
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) R$ 18
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) R$ 14
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R$ 11
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R$ 12
4 rolls of toilet paper R$ 5.47
Tube of toothpaste R$ 4.27
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R$ 42
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R$ 105
2 tickets to the movies R$ 50
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R$ 244
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert R$ 215
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R$ 23
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R$ 7
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R$ 11
iPod nano 16GB R$ 944
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R$ 1.48
1 month of gym membership in business district R$ 212
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes R$ 7
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 23,500 prices entered by 2,424 different people.
Latest price update: November 26, 2015.

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