Cost of living in Montevideo, Uruguay

Summary of cost of living in Montevideo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $U141,221
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $U60,500
  • Montevideo is the 3rd most expensive city in Latin America (3 out of 37)
  • Cost of living in Montevideo is more expensive than in 56% of cities in the World (116 out of 261)
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List of prices in Montevideo
Current as of Aug 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $U682
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $U422
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $U192
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $U40
12 eggs, large $U153
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $U116
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $U302
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $U71
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $U57
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $U91
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $U329
2 liters of coca-cola $U128
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $U67
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $U41,462
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $U26,569
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $U3,920
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $U29,400
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $U19,886
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $U2,450
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $U1,567
40” flat screen tv $U22,314
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $U8,379
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $U245
Hourly rate for cleaning help $U319
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $U3,426
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $U1,600
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $U4,732
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $U3,539
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $U992,493
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $U75
Monthly ticket public transport $U2,560
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $U606
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $U422
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $U636
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $U1,648
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $U430
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $U162
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $U367
4 rolls of toilet paper $U93
Tube of toothpaste $U145
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $U616
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $U1,148
2 tickets to the movies $U716
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $U1,396
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $U2,198
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $U352
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $U167
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $U168
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $U47,569
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $U8
1 month of gym membership in business district $U2,616
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $U197
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,136 prices entered by 132 different people.
Latest price update: August 09, 2022

Montevideo position in our World Ranking

the world
116th
out of 261
latin america
3rd
out of 37

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