Cost of living in Braga, Portugal

Summary of cost of living in Braga

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €2,566
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,135
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Braga
Current as of Nov 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €7
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €6
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €2.94
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.75
12 eggs, large €2.51
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.28
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €3.70
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.45
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €0.78
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.94
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €4.49
2 liters of coca-cola €1.98
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.73
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €746
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €569
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €122
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €566
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €434
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €83
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €32
40” flat screen tv €311
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €149
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €8
Hourly rate for cleaning help €7
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €49
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €32
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €61
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €79
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €28,553
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.75
Monthly ticket public transport €31
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €15
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €3.79
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €5.14
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €38
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €3.74
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.54
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.41
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.22
Tube of toothpaste €2.05
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €9
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €23
2 tickets to the movies €12
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €30
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €40
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €5.00
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €1.54
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €1.92
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €470
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.27
1 month of gym membership in business district €31
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €5.09
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 161 prices entered by 18 different people.
Latest price update: November 29, 2022

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