Cost of Living in Curitiba, Brazil

Prices in Curitiba

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 R$ 13.00-18.82
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 94.11 R$ 60.00-120.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 20.00 R$ 18.00-23.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.00 R$ 3.50-8.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 10.00 R$ 7.50-14.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.84 R$ 4.00-6.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.15 R$ 3.00-3.50
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.12 R$ 1.50-2.50
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.16 R$ 7.57-11.36
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.71 R$ 3.63-6.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.57 R$ 1.13-2.18
Eggs (12) 4.62 R$ 3.50-6.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 11.31 R$ 8.62-13.61
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.41 R$ 4.54-6.80
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.06 R$ 8.16-13.61
Apples (1 lb) 2.57 R$ 1.81-3.18
Banana (1 lb) 1.52 R$ 0.91-2.04
Oranges (1 lb) 1.59 R$ 1.13-2.27
Tomato (1 lb) 2.24 R$ 1.81-2.72
Potato (1 lb) 1.77 R$ 1.36-2.27
Onion (1 lb) 2.21 R$ 1.81-2.72
Lettuce (1 head) 2.22 R$ 1.50-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.85 R$ 2.00-4.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 25.00 R$ 15.00-40.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.58 R$ 3.00-7.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.18 R$ 5.00-10.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.00 R$ 6.00-7.50
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.30 R$ 3.15-3.30
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 133.00 R$ 130.00-145.20
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.90 R$ 4.60-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.94 R$ 3.94-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.00 R$ 20.00-24.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 12.21 R$ 11.55-12.87
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 70,250.00 R$ 60,000.00-75,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 255.82 R$ 170.00-340.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.09 R$ 0.79-1.55
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 81.99 R$ 70.00-90.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 122.75 R$ 89.90-150.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 107.86 R$ 65.00-150.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 23.00 R$ 16.00-30.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 194.72 R$ 130.00-300.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 172.79 R$ 100.00-250.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 328.60 R$ 250.00-450.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 233.93 R$ 180.00-299.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,075.00 R$ 800.00-1,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 812.50 R$ 700.00-1,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,223.08 R$ 1,600.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,441.67 R$ 1,100.00-1,700.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 532.08 R$ 464.51-715.35
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 343.06 R$ 278.71-429.21
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 1,661.11 R$ 1,000.00-2,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 12.68 12.00-14.00

These data are based on 1340 entries in the past 18 months from 118 different contributors.

Last update: November, 2015

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8 Comments so far
#Patricia on Oct 09, 2015 :
To live a modest, but confortable life in Curitiba, you'll need a salary of at least R$ 5.000,00
#Alex on Sep 06, 2015 :
I have glanced over the figures and they are quite accurate. Take into consideration that Brazil is diving into a recession this year, the expected gdp is minus 2%. Energy rates doubled since last year due to disastrous government policies. Something similar happened with gasoline. Housing prices are expected to decrease, not necessarily triggered by recession, but by a high offer of unit for buying. Inflation rate for the last 12 months is about 10%.
#Noodz on Nov 11, 2014 :
#Peter, rental/mortgage costs in Curitiba have more than doubled in 10 years. I have no hard data other than having lived here for 15 years, but i remember that in 2004, an apartment in the city center would go from R$60,000.00 for a low-end 1 bedroom to R$120,000.00 for a decent 3 bedroom. In 2014, very few apartments are selling for less than R$150,000.00 and a 3 bedroom in the city center can easily fetch more than R$300,000.00

The same trend can be observed for rental. In 2008, i rented a very small, low-end central apartment for R$250.00. The same apartment would cost no less than R$600.00 today, and my current rent is R$1,000.00 because despite being a 1 bedroom, it's better located and more amenable.

The consequence of such disparities between average salaries and rents is that poorer people tend to live with their parents for longer, and many simply prefer to build additional rooms to exisiting houses (in violation of building codes). That's how Brazil ended up with so many favelas.
#Roger on Nov 03, 2014 :
#Peter, it makes a lot of sense, it simply means people here, in average, cannot afford an average rent. Welcome to Brazil, one of the most inequal societies in the world.
#Peter on Nov 02, 2014 :
These prices and costs make no sense. How can rent on average be more than double average incomes
#Vijay on Jul 07, 2014 :
Can someone also include average school fees per month for good english schools please.
#David on Jun 22, 2014 :
How recent is your price data? I hope you are not using data more than a year old, because the true inflation in Brazil for things like food and apartment rentals is well above 10%.
#Marcelo on Mar 13, 2014 :
Prices in Brazil are shown with taxes included.

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