Cost of living in Maceió, Brazil

Summary of cost of living in Maceió

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R$ 8,482
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R$ 3,604
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List of prices in Maceió, Brazil. Current as of Apr 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R$ 19
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R$ 27
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R$ 7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R$ 3.84
12 eggs, large R$ 5.81
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R$ 4.19
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R$ 16
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R$ 7
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R$ 3.89
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R$ 4.78
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$ 2.81
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R$ 2,261
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R$ 1,477
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R$ 392
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R$ 1,337
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R$ 921
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R$ 694
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R$ 71
40” flat screen tv R$ 1,809
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R$ 458
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R$ 16
Hourly rate for cleaning help R$ 11
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R$ 146
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$ 290
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R$ 237
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R$ 79,442
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R$ 4.40
Monthly ticket public transport R$ 177
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R$ 30
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) R$ 15
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R$ 23
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R$ 197
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R$ 16
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$ 4.49
Tube of toothpaste R$ 2.94
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R$ 30
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R$ 65
2 tickets to the movies R$ 38
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R$ 140
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R$ 118
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R$ 18
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R$ 8
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R$ 7
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R$ 3,493
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R$ 1.08
1 month of gym membership in business district R$ 95
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R$ 8
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 145 prices entered by 19 different people.
Latest price update: April 22, 2021

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