Cost of living in Lisbon, Portugal

Summary of cost of living in Lisbon

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €2,962
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,553
  • Cost of living in Lisbon is cheaper than in 84% of cities in Western Europe (52 out of 62)
  • Cost of living in Lisbon is cheaper than in 59% of cities in the World (152 out of 257)

List of prices in Lisbon, Portugal. Current as of Apr 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €10
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €6
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €2.85
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.65
12 eggs, large €2.09
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.43
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.92
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.40
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €0.93
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.86
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €5.71
2 liters of coca-cola €2.00
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.73
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,247
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €870
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €115
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €879
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €580
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €83
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €26
40” flat screen tv €363
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €106
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €8
Hourly rate for cleaning help €8
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €78
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €31
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €75
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €97
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €25,767
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.50
Monthly ticket public transport €37
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €13
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €8
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €49
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €3.38
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.98
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.54
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.46
Tube of toothpaste €1.96
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €13
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €26
2 tickets to the movies €14
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €35
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €42
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.20
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €2.23
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €468
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.10
1 month of gym membership in business district €48
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €5.02
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 716 prices entered by 129 different people.
Latest price update: April 08, 2020

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Lisbon position in our World Ranking

the world
152nd
out of 257
western europe
52nd
out of 62

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