Cost of Living in Montevideo, Uruguay

Prices in Montevideo

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 300.00 $U 230.00-400.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,100.00 $U 800.00-1,500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 247.50 $U 200.00-300.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 80.00 $U 48.00-116.34
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 92.00 $U 65.00-120.00
Cappuccino (regular) 78.02 $U 70.00-90.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 35.47 $U 25.00-65.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 26.98 $U 20.00-32.61
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 77.98 $U 71.92-94.64
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 72.61 $U 40.82-115.21
Rice (white), (1 lb) 17.11 $U 15.88-18.14
Eggs (12) 68.64 $U 65.00-80.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 129.73 $U 95.25-181.44
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 100.70 $U 68.04-133.81
Apples (1 lb) 23.83 $U 21.77-26.31
Oranges (1 lb) 14.61 $U 12.25-18.14
Tomato (1 lb) 27.12 $U 20.41-35.83
Potato (1 lb) 23.17 $U 18.14-26.31
Lettuce (1 head) 25.88 $U 25.00-28.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 33.09 $U 30.00-35.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 165.00 $U 149.00-279.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 48.80 $U 40.00-60.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 48.25 $U 42.00-55.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 90.00 $U 85.00-100.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 24.00 $U 24.00-26.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,224.00 $U 920.00-1,440.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 37.00 $U 33.00-45.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 40.23 $U 31.54-88.51
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 340.00 $U 293.00-400.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 161.02 $U 155.20-166.56
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 816,000.00 $U 441,000.00-930,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 3,229.56 $U 2,210.00-4,304.57
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 7.38 $U 5.00-10.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 783.89 $U 500.00-1,290.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,462.15 $U 1,000.00-2,268.62
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 460.78 $U 300.00-750.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 250.00 $U 200.00-280.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,606.67 $U 2,000.00-3,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,390.00 $U 1,000.00-1,800.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,726.67 $U 2,300.00-3,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,734.62 $U 2,000.00-3,000.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 13,974.58 $U 12,000.00-17,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,821.43 $U 9,000.00-14,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 25,090.91 $U 20,000.00-30,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 18,833.33 $U 16,000.00-22,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,206.43 $U 4,273.50-6,038.65
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,296.73 $U 3,251.58-5,574.14
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 20,936.33 $U 15,000.00-30,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 7.54 6.00-14.50

These data are based on 1060 entries in the past 18 months from 105 different contributors.

Last update: October, 2015

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8 Comments so far
#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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