Cost of living in Faro, Portugal

Summary of cost of living in Faro

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €3,123
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,544

List of prices in Faro
Current as of Feb 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €11
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.23
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.88
12 eggs, large €3.60
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.82
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €4.94
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.69
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.08
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.09
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €4.96
2 liters of coca-cola €2.03
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.90
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,118
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €816
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €95
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €834
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €604
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €158
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €29
40” flat screen tv €391
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €114
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €6
Hourly rate for cleaning help €9
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €84
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €27
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €68
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €80
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €29,028
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.97
Monthly ticket public transport €34
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €17
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €3.53
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €3.44
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €71
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €4.65
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.91
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €4.63
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.47
Tube of toothpaste €1.71
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €14
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €28
2 tickets to the movies €14
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €47
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €45
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.77
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €1.93
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €529
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.33
1 month of gym membership in business district €38
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €5.19
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 184 prices entered by 17 different people.
Latest price update: February 27, 2024

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