Cost of living in Montevideo, Uruguay

Summary of cost of living in Montevideo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $U116,226
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $U50,908
  • Cost of living in Montevideo is more expensive than in 88% of cities in Latin America (6 out of 42)
  • Cost of living in Montevideo is cheaper than in 65% of cities in the World (155 out of 239)

List of prices in Montevideo, Uruguay. Current as of Jul 2020.

Change the currency:
Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $U508
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $U320
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $U151
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $U32
12 eggs, large $U108
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $U81
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $U197
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $U58
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $U44
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $U72
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $U298
2 liters of coca-cola $U112
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $U53
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $U34,859
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $U23,752
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $U4,263
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $U23,714
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $U16,439
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $U3,114
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $U1,006
40” flat screen tv $U13,661
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $U4,440
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $U251
Hourly rate for cleaning help $U212
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $U2,974
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $U1,569
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $U3,501
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $U3,568
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $U1,172,160
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $U55
Monthly ticket public transport $U1,901
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $U448
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $U281
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $U563
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $U1,286
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $U321
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $U136
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $U226
4 rolls of toilet paper $U81
Tube of toothpaste $U106
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $U399
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $U929
2 tickets to the movies $U586
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $U1,191
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $U2,229
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $U264
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $U154
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $U180
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $U24,519
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $U9
1 month of gym membership in business district $U2,136
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $U163
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,932 prices entered by 201 different people.
Latest price update: July 08, 2020

Montevideo position in our World Ranking

the world
155th
out of 239
latin america
6th
out of 42

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

latin america
2nd
latin america
2nd
latin america
3rd
latin america
3rd
latin america
3rd
latin america
3rd

Do you live in Montevideo? We need your help!

What is the price of

Furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area

in Montevideo?

$U

International Cost of Living Index

loading...

Prices recently added

  • Monthly rent - 900 sqft furnished accommodation in expensive area in New York City costs $1,017 (23 minutes ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Moscow costs руб 168 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Songea costs 3,000 Shilling (about 2 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of boneless chicken breast in Lahore costs ₨220 (about 2 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Madrid costs €2,200 (about 2 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Žilina costs €800 (about 2 hours ago)