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Cost of Living in Montevideo, Uruguay

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 65.90
Rent Index: 20.80
Groceries Index: 55.81
Restaurants Index: 67.43
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 44.42
Local Purchasing Power: 64.80

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 282.75 $U
220.36
300.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,000.00 $U
800.00
1,477.51
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 200.00 $U
190.00
225.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 75.94 $U
50.00
98.50
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 94.00 $U
50.00
100.00
Cappuccino (regular) 75.30 $U
59.10
90.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 39.76 $U
25.00
60.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 26.82 $U
24.63
35.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 18.77 $U
17.24
22.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 62.94 $U
35.00
94.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 34.88 $U
33.00
37.00
Eggs (12) 59.79 $U
50.00
67.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 257.11 $U
210.00
300.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 191.00 $U
160.00
221.00
Apples (1kg) 55.69 $U
48.00
69.00
Oranges (1kg) 32.91 $U
25.00
45.00
Tomato (1kg) 61.90 $U
50.00
75.00
Potato (1kg) 37.35 $U
30.00
50.00
Lettuce (1 head) 26.33 $U
25.00
31.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 30.57 $U
30.00
32.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 150.00 $U
150.00
200.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 42.86 $U
40.00
50.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 46.43 $U
42.00
50.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 85.00 $U
85.00
85.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 23.00 $U
22.00
24.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 900.00 $U
840.00
1,200.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $U
32.84
40.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 47.00 $U
24.00
55.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 400.00 $U
340.00
500.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 41.55 $U
40.00
42.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 500,000.00 $U
441,000.00
700,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 2,915.62 $U
2,000.00
3,825.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 5.11 $U
3.00
7.00
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 786.67 $U
690.00
900.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,611.11 $U
1,350.00
1,800.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 332.86 $U
200.00
500.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 210.00 $U
190.00
220.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,954.56 $U
2,500.00
3,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,476.67 $U
1,000.00
1,800.00
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 2,806.88 $U
2,500.00
3,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 2,900.72 $U
2,500.00
3,000.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 12,875.00 $U
12,000.00
14,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,125.00 $U
9,000.00
12,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 22,700.00 $U
20,000.00
26,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 20,000.00 $U
17,000.00
25,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 54,375.00 $U
50,000.00
61,250.00
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 38,437.50 $U
35,000.00
42,000.00
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 27,509.67 $U
16,000.00
40,587.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 6.91
6.00
9.00

These data are based on 795 entries in the past 18 months from 104 different contributors.

Last update: February, 2015

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7 Comments so far

#Qadir on Feb 13, 2015 :
Biggest and single major difference in the above list is the RENT.

I am living in Montevideo from last 11 Months. Rent is way to high.
1 BEDROOM Apartment (Furnished) : $900-1000 USD (Including Maintenance Charges)
2 BEDROOM Apartment (Furnished) : $1200-1250 USD (Including Maintenance Charges)

On top of it, Municipal Taxes (Every 2 months): $25 USD
Internet Cost like $50 USD (Monthly)
Electricity is way to costly: Minimum Electricity bill is $60-70 USD (Monthly)

Food Expenses: $200-250 USD (Minimum per person)

Food Expenses for a family of 2(+2): $400-500 USD (Monthly)
#Anonymous on Feb 06, 2015 :
The prices are a little lower than current prices now in Feb. 2015, and also the "average incoome" almost made me burst in laughter...that's waay too high, I would say "average" would be around $15,000 BEFORE taxes.
#Lucia on Feb 03, 2015 :
Be careful about this prices. Uruguay's inflation is changing prices way too quickly to pick up by Numbeo's crowdsourcing.

For example:
* "One-way Ticket (Local Transport)" is fixed by the state: $U24 today. And in the page it says $U22.
* 1lt milk: it's also fixed by the state, $U19 (you can check at Tienda Inglesa, listed link here), when it says $17 on the page.

That's a 10% difference, and in non state-regulated prices, the difference is even bigger.
My point is, expect living costs 10-15% more expensive than listed here.
#Federico Paz on Jun 04, 2014 :
if someone is plannig to visit uruguay and need data just send me an email
federicowpaz@gmail.com
#DroBuddy on May 09, 2014 :
All prices are in Uruguayan Pesos, and the prices listed above are for monthly expenses.

https://www.google.com/search?client=ubuntu&channel=fs&q=currency+exchange&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#channel=fs&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&q=1%20USD%20to%20UYU This link is to Google's currency exchange rates from $U Pesos to USD (but can easily be changed to Euro, British Pound, Aussie Dollars, et al.

And, for the record, a quick search on Google (literally only took a few seconds) would have answered both of your questions, so please do your own due diligence next time. Albeit, I'm sure others will have the same question so I chose to answer real quick. But, honestly, if a quick search (or common sense) is too much of a hassle for you, then please don't consider moving to another country... You are just fine where you are now.
#D. Marcus on Mar 15, 2014 :
Are the comparisons done in USD$
#weilunion on Dec 25, 2013 :
Are these prices for the month? There is no indication of what period of time these prices are for. Can you help?

Thanks

Danny Weil

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