Cost of living in Salvador, Brazil

Summary of cost of living in Salvador

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R$ 9,469
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R$ 4,024
  • Salvador is the cheapest city in Brazil (9 out of 9)
  • Salvador is the 4th cheapest city in Latin America (32 out of 35)
  • Cost of living in Salvador is cheaper than in 94% of cities in the World (186 out of 198)

List of prices in Salvador, Brazil. Current as of Mar 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R$ 30
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R$ 24
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R$ 10
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R$ 4.72
12 eggs, large R$ 9
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R$ 3.78
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R$ 19
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R$ 6
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R$ 4.22
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R$ 4.15
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R$ 38
2 liters of coca-cola R$ 6
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R$ 2.81
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R$ 2,632
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R$ 1,769
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R$ 287
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R$ 2,022
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R$ 1,212
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R$ 285
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R$ 70
40” flat screen tv R$ 1,621
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R$ 473
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R$ 15
Hourly rate for cleaning help R$ 12
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R$ 161
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R$ 218
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R$ 257
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R$ 224
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R$ 87,395
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R$ 4.59
Monthly ticket public transport R$ 222
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R$ 30
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) R$ 19
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R$ 31
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R$ 143
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R$ 15
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R$ 10
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R$ 14
4 rolls of toilet paper R$ 4.52
Tube of toothpaste R$ 4.42
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R$ 32
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R$ 80
2 tickets to the movies R$ 50
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R$ 197
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R$ 161
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R$ 18
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R$ 9
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R$ 9
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R$ 3,426
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R$ 1.29
1 month of gym membership in business district R$ 115
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R$ 11
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 335 prices entered by 41 different people.
Latest price update: March 03, 2021

Salvador position in our World Ranking

the world
186th
out of 198
latin america
32nd
out of 35
brazil
9th
out of 9

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

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1st
the world
2nd
the world
2nd
the world
2nd
the world
3rd
the world
3rd

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