Cost of living in Montevideo, Uruguay

Summary of cost of living in Montevideo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $U112,776
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $U50,324
  • Cost of living in Montevideo is more expensive than in 88% of cities in Latin America (6 out of 43)
  • Cost of living in Montevideo is cheaper than in 68% of cities in the World (176 out of 259)

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

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $U472
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $U310
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $U141
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $U31
12 eggs, large $U99
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $U84
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $U182
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $U56
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $U43
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $U68
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $U266
2 liters of coca-cola $U100
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $U52
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $U35,101
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $U23,848
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $U3,889
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $U24,394
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $U16,682
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $U3,037
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $U1,032
40” flat screen tv $U13,202
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $U4,440
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $U262
Hourly rate for cleaning help $U215
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $U2,882
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $U1,491
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $U3,566
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $U3,587
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $U1,150,120
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $U54
Monthly ticket public transport $U1,808
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $U410
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $U269
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $U482
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $U1,142
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $U299
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $U139
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $U227
4 rolls of toilet paper $U80
Tube of toothpaste $U105
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $U365
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $U896
2 tickets to the movies $U555
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $U1,167
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $U1,962
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $U240
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $U146
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $U173
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $U24,519
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $U7
1 month of gym membership in business district $U2,150
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $U159
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,153 prices entered by 205 different people.
Latest price update: March 28, 2020

Montevideo position in our World Ranking

the world
176th
out of 259
latin america
6th
out of 43

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

latin america
3rd
latin america
3rd
latin america
4th
latin america
4th

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