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

Montevideo position in our World Ranking

the world
86th
out of 193
latin america
3rd
out of 31

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

the world
2nd
the world
3rd
the world
4th
the world
5th
latin america
1st
latin america
2nd

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