Cost of living in Montevideo, Uruguay

Summary of cost of living in Montevideo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $U147,522
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $U63,192
  • Montevideo is the 3rd most expensive city in Latin America (3 out of 31)
  • Cost of living in Montevideo is more expensive than in 56% of cities in the World (86 out of 193)
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List of prices in Montevideo
Current as of Feb 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $U846
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $U449
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $U208
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $U43
12 eggs, large $U195
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $U119
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $U318
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $U112
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $U73
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $U97
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $U385
2 liters of coca-cola $U143
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $U79
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $U43,431
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $U27,181
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $U4,534
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $U29,692
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $U20,419
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $U3,592
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $U1,139
40” flat screen tv $U17,234
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $U5,508
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $U263
Hourly rate for cleaning help $U322
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $U4,032
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $U1,703
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $U5,011
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $U4,615
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $U1,170,970
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $U74
Monthly ticket public transport $U2,209
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $U438
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $U336
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $U500
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $U1,896
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $U307
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $U159
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $U325
4 rolls of toilet paper $U114
Tube of toothpaste $U189
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $U558
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $U1,443
2 tickets to the movies $U640
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $U1,533
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $U2,400
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $U406
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $U224
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $U189
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $U49,011
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $U8
1 month of gym membership in business district $U3,007
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $U202
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,034 prices entered by 148 different people.
Latest price update: February 25, 2024

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