Cost of living in Brasília, Brazil

Summary of cost of living in Brasília

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R$ 10,422
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R$ 4,762
  • Cost of living in Brasília is cheaper than in 44% of cities in Brazil (4 out of 9)
  • Cost of living in Brasília is cheaper than in 69% of cities in Latin America (24 out of 35)
  • Cost of living in Brasília is cheaper than in 88% of cities in the World (175 out of 198)
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List of prices in Brasília, Brazil. Current as of Mar 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R$ 37
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R$ 27
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R$ 7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R$ 3.93
12 eggs, large R$ 8
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R$ 5.72
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R$ 18
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R$ 8
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R$ 5.01
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R$ 5.23
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R$ 42
2 liters of coca-cola R$ 7
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R$ 4.09
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R$ 3,430
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R$ 2,132
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R$ 254
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R$ 2,343
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R$ 1,478
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R$ 437
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R$ 74
40” flat screen tv R$ 1,659
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R$ 464
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R$ 24
Hourly rate for cleaning help R$ 19
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R$ 163
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R$ 191
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R$ 346
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R$ 249
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R$ 96,148
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R$ 4.57
Monthly ticket public transport R$ 198
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R$ 38
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) R$ 21
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R$ 52
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R$ 258
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R$ 16
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R$ 11
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R$ 15
4 rolls of toilet paper R$ 6
Tube of toothpaste R$ 4.23
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R$ 36
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R$ 104
2 tickets to the movies R$ 57
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R$ 298
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R$ 192
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R$ 25
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R$ 13
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R$ 11
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R$ 4,092
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R$ 0.76
1 month of gym membership in business district R$ 119
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R$ 10
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 910 prices entered by 85 different people.
Latest price update: March 06, 2021

Brasília position in our World Ranking

the world
175th
out of 198
latin america
24th
out of 35
brazil
4th
out of 9

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

the world
4th
the world
4th
the world
5th
the world
5th
latin america
1st
latin america
2nd

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