Cost of living in Brasília, Brazil

Summary of cost of living in Brasília

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R$ 10,083
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R$ 4,655
  • Cost of living in Brasília is cheaper than in 60% of cities in Brazil (6 out of 10)
  • Cost of living in Brasília is cheaper than in 62% of cities in Latin America (26 out of 42)
  • Cost of living in Brasília is cheaper than in 85% of cities in the World (204 out of 239)
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List of prices in Brasília, Brazil. Current as of Jul 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R$ 40
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R$ 28
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R$ 8
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R$ 3.64
12 eggs, large R$ 8
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R$ 5.42
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R$ 19
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R$ 7
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R$ 4.60
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R$ 4.96
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R$ 47
2 liters of coca-cola R$ 7
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R$ 4.12
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R$ 3,697
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R$ 1,906
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R$ 250
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R$ 2,111
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R$ 1,197
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R$ 343
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R$ 89
40” flat screen tv R$ 1,672
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R$ 475
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R$ 20
Hourly rate for cleaning help R$ 18
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R$ 184
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R$ 184
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R$ 327
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R$ 297
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R$ 74,115
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R$ 4.36
Monthly ticket public transport R$ 173
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R$ 36
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) R$ 21
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R$ 43
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R$ 234
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R$ 16
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R$ 14
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R$ 14
4 rolls of toilet paper R$ 5.73
Tube of toothpaste R$ 4.29
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R$ 42
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R$ 85
2 tickets to the movies R$ 52
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R$ 271
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R$ 183
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R$ 21
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R$ 10
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R$ 11
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R$ 3,445
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R$ 0.88
1 month of gym membership in business district R$ 169
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R$ 11
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 659 prices entered by 62 different people.
Latest price update: July 05, 2020

Brasília position in our World Ranking

the world
204th
out of 239
latin america
26th
out of 42
brazil
6th
out of 10

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