Cost of living in Macao

Summary of cost of living in Macao

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 34,101 Pataca
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 19,715 Pataca
  • Macao is the 4th most expensive city in Asia (4 out of 30)
  • Cost of living in Macao is more expensive than in 62% of cities in the World (103 out of 270)
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List of prices in Macao
Current as of Jul 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 90 Pataca
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 46 Pataca
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 30 Pataca
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 18 Pataca
12 eggs, large 28 Pataca
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 28 Pataca
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 55 Pataca
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 23 Pataca
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 25 Pataca
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 13 Pataca
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 132 Pataca
2 liters of coca-cola 16 Pataca
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 13 Pataca
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 16,372 Pataca
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 12,482 Pataca
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 845 Pataca
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 11,749 Pataca
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 8,195 Pataca
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 664 Pataca
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 175 Pataca
40” flat screen tv 5,906 Pataca
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,290 Pataca
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 80 Pataca
Hourly rate for cleaning help 42 Pataca
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 617 Pataca
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 328 Pataca
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 681 Pataca
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,013 Pataca
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 272,113 Pataca
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 11 Pataca
Monthly ticket public transport 163 Pataca
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 100 Pataca
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 61 Pataca
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 114 Pataca
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 291 Pataca
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 42 Pataca
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 34 Pataca
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 62 Pataca
4 rolls of toilet paper 13 Pataca
Tube of toothpaste 24 Pataca
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 261 Pataca
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 321 Pataca
2 tickets to the movies 220 Pataca
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,064 Pataca
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 622 Pataca
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 103 Pataca
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 41 Pataca
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 48 Pataca
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 4,538 Pataca
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.10 Pataca
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,187 Pataca
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 42 Pataca
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: July 02, 2022

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