Cost of living in Curitiba, Brazil

Summary of cost of living in Curitiba

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R$ 12,934
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R$ 5,437
  • Cost of living in Curitiba is cheaper than in 50% of cities in Brazil (5 out of 10)
  • Cost of living in Curitiba is more expensive than in 58% of cities in Latin America (14 out of 31)
  • Cost of living in Curitiba is cheaper than in 77% of cities in the World (149 out of 194)

List of prices in Curitiba
Current as of Mar 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R$ 38
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R$ 35
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R$ 11
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R$ 5.03
12 eggs, large R$ 13
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R$ 8
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R$ 26
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R$ 10
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R$ 6
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R$ 7
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R$ 60
2 liters of coca-cola R$ 9
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R$ 4.72
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R$ 3,438
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R$ 2,256
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R$ 505
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R$ 2,718
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R$ 1,669
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R$ 682
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R$ 81
40” flat screen tv R$ 1,472
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R$ 690
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R$ 42
Hourly rate for cleaning help R$ 22
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R$ 371
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R$ 306
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R$ 511
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R$ 403
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R$ 130,184
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R$ 6
Monthly ticket public transport R$ 294
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R$ 35
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) R$ 23
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R$ 42
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R$ 282
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R$ 20
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R$ 14
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R$ 20
4 rolls of toilet paper R$ 7
Tube of toothpaste R$ 5.92
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R$ 58
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R$ 122
2 tickets to the movies R$ 54
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R$ 276
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R$ 298
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R$ 30
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R$ 14
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R$ 13
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R$ 3,972
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R$ 1.03
1 month of gym membership in business district R$ 147
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R$ 11
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 737 prices entered by 73 different people.
Latest price update: March 01, 2024

Curitiba position in our World Ranking

the world
149th
out of 194
latin america
14th
out of 31
brazil
5th
out of 10

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

latin america
3rd
latin america
3rd
latin america
4th
latin america
4th
brazil
1st
brazil
1st

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