Cost of living in Porto Alegre, Brazil

Summary of cost of living in Porto Alegre

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R$ 11,931
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R$ 5,109
  • Porto Alegre is the 3rd cheapest city in Brazil (9 out of 11)
  • Cost of living in Porto Alegre is cheaper than in 70% of cities in Latin America (23 out of 33)
  • Cost of living in Porto Alegre is cheaper than in 85% of cities in the World (169 out of 200)
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List of prices in Porto Alegre
Current as of Dec 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R$ 31
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R$ 35
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R$ 10
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R$ 4.32
12 eggs, large R$ 13
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R$ 8
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R$ 24
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R$ 8
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R$ 4.73
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R$ 5.32
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R$ 34
2 liters of coca-cola R$ 8
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R$ 4.59
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R$ 3,408
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R$ 2,258
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R$ 594
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R$ 2,778
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R$ 1,394
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R$ 465
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R$ 75
40” flat screen tv R$ 1,552
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R$ 559
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R$ 28
Hourly rate for cleaning help R$ 17
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R$ 221
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R$ 209
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R$ 350
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R$ 280
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R$ 104,755
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R$ 5.73
Monthly ticket public transport R$ 247
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R$ 54
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) R$ 24
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R$ 35
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R$ 197
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R$ 22
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R$ 18
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R$ 17
4 rolls of toilet paper R$ 5.76
Tube of toothpaste R$ 5.94
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R$ 47
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R$ 97
2 tickets to the movies R$ 60
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R$ 358
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R$ 207
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R$ 30
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R$ 15
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R$ 11
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R$ 3,537
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R$ 1.69
1 month of gym membership in business district R$ 135
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R$ 9
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 592 prices entered by 60 different people.
Latest price update: December 08, 2023

Porto Alegre position in our World Ranking

the world
169th
out of 200
latin america
23rd
out of 33
brazil
9th
out of 11

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