Cost of Living in Montevideo

Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 56.57
Rent Index: 16.38
Groceries Index: 47.00
Restaurants Index: 50.37
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 37.49
Local Purchasing Power: 42.86
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 300.00 $U 240.00-500.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,000.00 $U 800.00-1,500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 250.00 $U 240.00-300.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 70.00 $U 40.00-90.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 80.00 $U 60.00-120.00
Cappuccino (regular) 74.65 $U 60.00-90.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 37.83 $U 25.00-60.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 30.09 $U 20.00-50.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 93.69 $U 75.71-113.56
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 57.64 $U 36.29-76.20
Rice (white), (1 lb) 17.36 $U 13.61-19.50
Eggs (12) 72.13 $U 60.00-80.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 126.42 $U 99.79-158.76
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 105.69 $U 68.04-133.81
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 103.25 $U 77.11-127.01
Apples (1 lb) 25.03 $U 21.77-29.94
Banana (1 lb) 31.03 $U 22.68-38.10
Oranges (1 lb) 17.73 $U 12.25-35.83
Tomato (1 lb) 30.39 $U 23.59-37.65
Potato (1 lb) 23.83 $U 18.14-26.31
Onion (1 lb) 23.09 $U 15.88-27.22
Lettuce (1 head) 32.08 $U 25.00-50.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 35.23 $U 30.00-40.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 167.50 $U 130.00-200.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 54.83 $U 40.00-70.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 60.10 $U 49.00-80.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 100.00 $U 90.00-100.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 26.00 $U 25.00-28.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,200.00 $U 1,120.00-1,440.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 37.43 $U 32.84-45.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 32.19 $U 28.97-48.28
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 295.75 $U 279.20-317.91
Gasoline (1 gallon) 163.21 $U 158.24-170.34
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 986,550.00 $U 800,000.00-1,084,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 3,208.94 $U 2,000.00-5,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 8.39 $U 6.00-10.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 727.44 $U 500.00-1,100.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,429.95 $U 900.00-2,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 463.10 $U 400.00-600.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 240.00 $U 200.00-280.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,460.24 $U 2,000.00-3,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,434.78 $U 1,200.00-2,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,757.37 $U 2,300.00-3,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,897.37 $U 2,000.00-3,400.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 14,505.64 $U 12,000.00-18,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 12,476.58 $U 10,000.00-15,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 23,545.69 $U 20,000.00-30,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 20,101.00 $U 16,000.00-25,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 6,443.56 $U 4,645.11-8,175.40
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,034.19 $U 4,645.11-8,057.04
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 18,379.86 $U 15,000.00-25,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 7.80 6.20-11.00

Prices in Montevideo, Uruguay

These data are based on 1521 entries in the past 18 months from 142 different contributors.
Last update: May, 2016
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Cost of living in Montevideo is 43.43% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 613.61$ (19,141.66$U) and for four person family at 2,201.74$ (68,683.28$U) (without rent).
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9 Comments so far
#Fede on Apr 30, 2016 :
It's $U29 now for a one-way ticket by bus, LucĂ­a. (thanks to our bad government).

"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."
#Romina on Jul 15, 2015 :
These prices are not correct, real prices are much higher than indicated here.
Please update.
#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
#DroBuddy on May 09, 2014 :
All prices are in Uruguayan Pesos, and the prices listed above are for monthly expenses. 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?


Danny Weil

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