Cost of living in Montevideo, Uruguay

Summary of cost of living in Montevideo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $U122,338
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $U52,714
  • Montevideo is the 4th most expensive city in Latin America (4 out of 35)
  • Cost of living in Montevideo is cheaper than in 66% of cities in the World (131 out of 198)

List of prices in Montevideo, Uruguay. Current as of Mar 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $U522
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $U340
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $U171
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $U35
12 eggs, large $U121
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $U71
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $U212
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $U64
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $U56
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $U70
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $U313
2 liters of coca-cola $U109
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $U57
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $U35,599
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $U23,956
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $U5,639
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $U24,103
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $U16,677
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $U4,032
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $U1,236
40” flat screen tv $U16,288
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $U5,924
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $U269
Hourly rate for cleaning help $U217
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $U3,317
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $U1,743
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $U3,619
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $U3,825
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $U1,216,390
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $U56
Monthly ticket public transport $U2,018
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $U483
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $U380
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $U576
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $U1,544
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $U340
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $U134
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $U265
4 rolls of toilet paper $U83
Tube of toothpaste $U135
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $U425
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $U961
2 tickets to the movies $U587
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $U1,293
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $U2,216
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $U273
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $U171
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $U173
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $U23,652
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $U9
1 month of gym membership in business district $U2,024
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $U183
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,036 prices entered by 127 different people.
Latest price update: March 03, 2021

Montevideo position in our World Ranking

the world
131st
out of 198
latin america
4th
out of 35

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

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