Cost of living in Curitiba, Brazil

Summary of cost of living in Curitiba

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R$ 9,505
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R$ 3,917
  • Curitiba is the 3rd cheapest city in Brazil (8 out of 10)
  • Cost of living in Curitiba is cheaper than in 79% of cities in Latin America (33 out of 42)
  • Cost of living in Curitiba is cheaper than in 89% of cities in the World (210 out of 235)

List of prices in Curitiba
Current as of Aug 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R$ 26
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R$ 26
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R$ 7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R$ 3.27
12 eggs, large R$ 6
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R$ 4.73
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R$ 14
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R$ 5.48
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R$ 3.37
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R$ 4.57
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R$ 37
2 liters of coca-cola R$ 7
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R$ 3.20
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R$ 2,511
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R$ 1,795
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R$ 539
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R$ 1,752
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R$ 1,137
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R$ 223
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R$ 83
40” flat screen tv R$ 1,533
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R$ 458
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R$ 24
Hourly rate for cleaning help R$ 19
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R$ 253
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R$ 162
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R$ 319
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R$ 222
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R$ 92,316
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R$ 4.05
Monthly ticket public transport R$ 222
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$ 17
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R$ 79
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R$ 202
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R$ 15
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R$ 11
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R$ 16
4 rolls of toilet paper R$ 5.23
Tube of toothpaste R$ 3.62
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R$ 38
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R$ 91
2 tickets to the movies R$ 41
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R$ 309
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R$ 198
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R$ 26
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R$ 10
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R$ 10
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R$ 2,732
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R$ 0.89
1 month of gym membership in business district R$ 112
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R$ 9
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 990 prices entered by 75 different people.
Latest price update: August 15, 2020

Curitiba position in our World Ranking

the world
210th
out of 235
latin america
33rd
out of 42
brazil
8th
out of 10

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

the world
3rd
the world
4th
latin america
2nd
latin america
2nd
latin america
2nd
latin america
3rd

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