Cost of living in Uruguay

Summary of cost of living in Uruguay

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $U112,531
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $U48,338
  • Cost of living in Uruguay is more expensive than in 69% of countries in Latin America (6 out of 16)
  • Cost of living in Uruguay is cheaper than in 54% of countries in the World (46 out of 85)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $U505
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $U321
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $U152
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $U32
12 eggs, large $U106
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $U80
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $U196
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $U58
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $U45
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $U69
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $U284
2 liters of coca-cola $U110
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $U50
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $U33,326
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $U20,828
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $U4,099
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $U22,765
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $U14,990
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $U3,276
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $U1,246
40” flat screen tv $U14,001
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $U4,659
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $U248
Hourly rate for cleaning help $U225
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $U2,832
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $U1,466
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $U3,486
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $U3,516
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $U1,137,610
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $U55
Monthly ticket public transport $U1,963
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $U289
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $U524
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $U1,448
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $U322
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $U137
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $U232
4 rolls of toilet paper $U78
Tube of toothpaste $U99
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $U384
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $U931
2 tickets to the movies $U560
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $U1,196
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $U2,047
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $U267
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $U162
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $U169
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $U24,918
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $U8
1 month of gym membership in business district $U1,839
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $U159

Map of Cost of Living in Uruguay

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This map shows only the top cities in Uruguay. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
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The color of each marker corresponds with the cost of living in the city red markers show more expensive cities green ones show cheaper cities
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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  • 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Montevideo costs $U8 (8 days ago)