Cost of living in São Luís (Brazil) is 69% cheaper than in Nassau (Bahamas)
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Food in São Luís (Brazil) is 76% cheaper than in Nassau (Bahamas) | ||
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São Luís (Brazil) | Nassau (Bahamas) | Diff |
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ||
R$ 23 (B$4.23) | B$24 | 82% |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ||
R$ 25 (B$4.67) | B$8 | 40% |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ||
R$ 8 (B$1.46) | B$6 | 76% |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ||
R$ 4.41 (B$0.83) | B$3.93 | 79% |
12 eggs, large | ||
R$ 8 (B$1.53) | B$4.85 | 68% |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ||
R$ 4.11 (B$0.77) | B$4.26 | 82% |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ||
R$ 15 (B$2.73) | B$6 | 58% |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ||
R$ 5.30 (B$0.99) | B$4.92 | 80% |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ||
R$ 4.13 (B$0.77) | B$4.03 | 81% |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ||
R$ 4.43 (B$0.83) | B$3.00 | 72% |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | ||
R$ 27 (B$5.08) | B$21 | 76% |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | ||
R$ 6 (B$1.16) | B$3.60 | 68% |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ||
R$ 2.92 (B$0.55) | B$3.19 | 83% |
Housing in São Luís (Brazil) is 73% cheaper than in Nassau (Bahamas) | ||
São Luís (Brazil) | Nassau (Bahamas) | Diff |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ||
R$ 3,195 (B$598) | B$2,546 | 77% |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ||
R$ 1,844 (B$345) | B$1,584 | 78% |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ||
R$ 425 (B$80) | B$384 | 79% |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ||
R$ 1,881 (B$352) | B$1,265 | 72% |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ||
R$ 1,247 (B$233) | B$754 | 69% |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ||
R$ 440 (B$82) | B$286 | 71% |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ||
R$ 96 (B$18) | B$46 | 61% |
40” flat screen TV | ||
R$ 1,886 (B$353) | B$720 | 51% |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ||
R$ 398 (B$74) | B$237 | 69% |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ||
R$ 14 (B$2.59) | B$12 | 79% |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | ||
R$ 17 (B$3.21) | B$11 | 72% |
Clothes in São Luís (Brazil) is 55% cheaper than in Nassau (Bahamas) | ||
São Luís (Brazil) | Nassau (Bahamas) | Diff |
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ||
R$ 180 (B$34) | B$75 | 55% |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ||
R$ 139 (B$26) | B$55 | 53% |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ||
R$ 247 (B$46) | B$117 | 60% |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ||
R$ 262 (B$49) | B$113 | 57% |
Transportation in São Luís (Brazil) is 62% cheaper than in Nassau (Bahamas) | ||
São Luís (Brazil) | Nassau (Bahamas) | Diff |
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ||
R$ 64,282 (B$12,025) | B$35,915 | 67% |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ||
R$ 3.85 (B$0.72) | B$1.22 | 41% |
Monthly ticket public transport | ||
R$ 131 (B$25) | B$66 | 63% |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | ||
R$ 37 (B$7) | B$25 | 72% |
Personal Care in São Luís (Brazil) is 69% cheaper than in Nassau (Bahamas) | ||
São Luís (Brazil) | Nassau (Bahamas) | Diff |
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ||
R$ 19 (B$3.54) | B$10 | 63% |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ||
R$ 35 (B$7) | B$22 | 71% |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ||
R$ 234 (B$44) | B$91 | 52% |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ||
R$ 10 (B$1.90) | B$8 | 77% |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ||
R$ 11 (B$2.07) | B$6 | 68% |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ||
R$ 10 (B$1.83) | B$7 | 75% |
4 rolls of toilet paper | ||
R$ 4.61 (B$0.86) | B$5.09 | 83% |
Tube of toothpaste | ||
R$ 3.85 (B$0.72) | B$4.32 | 83% |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ||
R$ 40 (B$7) | B$18 | 58% |
Entertainment in São Luís (Brazil) is 67% cheaper than in Nassau (Bahamas) | ||
São Luís (Brazil) | Nassau (Bahamas) | Diff |
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ||
R$ 85 (B$16) | B$75 | 79% |
2 tickets to the movies | ||
R$ 49 (B$9) | B$23 | 59% |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ||
R$ 118 (B$22) | B$40 | 45% |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ||
R$ 190 (B$36) | B$126 | 72% |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ||
R$ 12 (B$2.32) | B$11 | 79% |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ||
R$ 10 (B$1.80) | B$5.54 | 68% |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | ||
R$ 9 (B$1.59) | B$6 | 74% |
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | ||
R$ 3,137 (B$587) | B$484 | 21% |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ||
R$ 0.96 (B$0.18) | B$0.73 | 75% |
1 month of gym membership in business district | ||
R$ 136 (B$25) | B$85 | 70% |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ||
R$ 9 (B$1.70) | B$8 | 79% |
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For example, to keep the same standard of living that would require B$7,300 in Nassau you would need to make just about B$2,234 (R$ 11,942) in São Luís.