Cost of living in Curitiba, Brazil

Summary of cost of living in Curitiba

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R$ 10,960
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R$ 4,368
  • Cost of living in Curitiba is cheaper than in 57% of cities in Brazil (4 out of 7)
  • Cost of living in Curitiba is cheaper than in 68% of cities in Latin America (19 out of 28)
  • Cost of living in Curitiba is cheaper than in 84% of cities in the World (194 out of 232)

List of prices in Curitiba
Current as of Sep 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R$ 33
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R$ 33
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R$ 11
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R$ 5.16
12 eggs, large R$ 10
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R$ 5.85
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R$ 22
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R$ 7
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R$ 4.63
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R$ 6
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R$ 42
2 liters of coca-cola R$ 8
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R$ 3.91
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R$ 2,485
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R$ 1,815
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R$ 593
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R$ 2,084
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R$ 1,329
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R$ 596
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R$ 99
40” flat screen tv R$ 2,226
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R$ 629
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R$ 35
Hourly rate for cleaning help R$ 20
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R$ 244
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R$ 215
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R$ 289
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R$ 223
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R$ 111,067
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R$ 7
Monthly ticket public transport R$ 222
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R$ 34
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) R$ 21
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R$ 41
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R$ 230
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R$ 15
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R$ 12
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R$ 19
4 rolls of toilet paper R$ 7
Tube of toothpaste R$ 4.86
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R$ 65
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R$ 95
2 tickets to the movies R$ 56
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R$ 198
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R$ 163
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R$ 28
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R$ 14
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R$ 13
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R$ 3,789
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R$ 0.92
1 month of gym membership in business district R$ 131
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R$ 11
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 890 prices entered by 89 different people.
Latest price update: September 29, 2022

Curitiba position in our World Ranking

the world
194th
out of 232
latin america
19th
out of 28
brazil
4th
out of 7

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

latin america
3rd
latin america
4th
latin america
4th
latin america
4th

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