Cost of living in Porto Alegre, Brazil

Summary of cost of living in Porto Alegre

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R$ 10,374
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R$ 4,447
  • Porto Alegre is the 3rd most expensive city in Brazil (3 out of 10)
  • Cost of living in Porto Alegre is more expensive than in 55% of cities in Latin America (20 out of 42)
  • Cost of living in Porto Alegre is cheaper than in 83% of cities in the World (198 out of 239)

List of prices in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Current as of Jul 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R$ 27
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R$ 27
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R$ 9
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R$ 3.06
12 eggs, large R$ 8
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R$ 6
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R$ 15
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R$ 6
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R$ 4.06
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R$ 4.73
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R$ 33
2 liters of coca-cola R$ 7
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R$ 2.58
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R$ 3,125
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R$ 1,914
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R$ 507
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R$ 1,741
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R$ 1,265
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R$ 351
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R$ 95
40” flat screen tv R$ 1,891
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R$ 400
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R$ 28
Hourly rate for cleaning help R$ 20
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R$ 238
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R$ 188
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R$ 358
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R$ 247
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R$ 97,659
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R$ 4.52
Monthly ticket public transport R$ 244
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R$ 45
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) R$ 15
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R$ 55
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R$ 160
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R$ 18
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R$ 11
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R$ 14
4 rolls of toilet paper R$ 6
Tube of toothpaste R$ 4.47
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R$ 33
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R$ 90
2 tickets to the movies R$ 53
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R$ 171
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R$ 177
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R$ 24
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R$ 12
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R$ 16
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R$ 2,964
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R$ 1.06
1 month of gym membership in business district R$ 158
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R$ 9
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 615 prices entered by 51 different people.
Latest price update: July 02, 2020

Porto Alegre position in our World Ranking

the world
198th
out of 239
latin america
20th
out of 42
brazil
3rd
out of 10

Cheapest and most expensive products in Porto Alegre compared to other cities:

latin america
2nd
latin america
4th
latin america
4th
latin america
4th
brazil
1st
brazil
1st

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