Cost of living in São José dos Campos, Brazil

Summary of cost of living in São José dos Campos

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: R$ 12,624
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: R$ 5,431
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in São José dos Campos
Current as of Feb 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district R$ 39
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) R$ 37
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast R$ 12
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk R$ 5.77
12 eggs, large R$ 13
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes R$ 9
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese R$ 24
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples R$ 10
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes R$ 7
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket R$ 6
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality R$ 43
2 liters of coca-cola R$ 10
Bread for 2 people for 1 day R$ 4.35
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area R$ 3,577
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area R$ 2,483
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat R$ 922
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area R$ 2,738
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area R$ 1,755
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio R$ 681
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) R$ 87
40” flat screen tv R$ 2,136
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) R$ 669
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) R$ 27
Hourly rate for cleaning help R$ 21
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) R$ 222
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) R$ 253
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) R$ 315
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes R$ 267
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new R$ 117,214
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas R$ 5.25
Monthly ticket public transport R$ 269
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) R$ 48
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) R$ 18
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) R$ 53
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) R$ 239
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) R$ 14
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) R$ 12
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) R$ 22
4 rolls of toilet paper R$ 9
Tube of toothpaste R$ 4.93
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city R$ 53
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub R$ 121
2 tickets to the movies R$ 47
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) R$ 240
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert R$ 226
1 cocktail drink in downtown club R$ 28
Cappuccino in expat area of the city R$ 13
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) R$ 12
Ipad wi-fi 128gb R$ 2,654
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) R$ 1.33
1 month of gym membership in business district R$ 122
1 package of marlboro cigarettes R$ 12
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 311 prices entered by 29 different people.
Latest price update: February 27, 2024

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