Cost of Living in Montevideo, Uruguay

Prices in Montevideo

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 300.00 $U 230.00-400.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,200.00 $U 800.00-1,500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 250.00 $U 200.00-300.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 70.00 $U 48.00-100.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 78.50 $U 60.00-120.00
Cappuccino (regular) 75.10 $U 63.02-90.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 35.77 $U 25.00-63.02
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 27.41 $U 20.00-32.50
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 85.59 $U 71.92-113.56
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 66.32 $U 36.29-115.21
Rice (white), (1 lb) 17.20 $U 15.88-20.41
Eggs (12) 68.46 $U 60.00-80.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 125.34 $U 95.25-163.75
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 97.17 $U 68.04-133.81
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 98.98 $U 68.04-127.01
Apples (1 lb) 24.21 $U 21.77-26.76
Banana (1 lb) 30.54 $U 22.68-38.10
Oranges (1 lb) 14.31 $U 11.34-18.14
Tomato (1 lb) 26.56 $U 20.41-34.02
Potato (1 lb) 22.98 $U 17.24-26.31
Onion (1 lb) 22.11 $U 18.14-27.22
Lettuce (1 head) 26.44 $U 25.00-31.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 32.92 $U 30.00-36.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 160.00 $U 149.00-200.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 50.73 $U 40.00-70.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 53.60 $U 42.00-70.00
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 950.00-1,440.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 38.00 $U 33.00-42.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 39.43 $U 31.54-48.28
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 340.00 $U 293.00-400.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 161.81 $U 155.20-170.34
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 875,700.00 $U 441,000.00-983,100.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 3,149.84 $U 2,185.71-4,372.66
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 7.46 $U 5.00-10.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 757.00 $U 590.00-1,200.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,481.29 $U 1,000.00-2,304.51
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 455.40 $U 400.00-600.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 250.00 $U 200.00-300.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,635.29 $U 2,000.00-3,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,322.73 $U 1,000.00-1,800.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,729.41 $U 2,300.00-3,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,789.29 $U 2,000.00-3,000.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 13,868.97 $U 12,000.00-16,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,750.00 $U 9,000.00-14,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 24,833.33 $U 20,000.00-30,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 19,090.91 $U 17,000.00-22,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,916.13 $U 4,645.11-7,617.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,549.31 $U 3,251.58-6,317.35
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 20,237.94 $U 15,000.00-30,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 7.30 6.00-11.00

These data are based on 1164 entries in the past 18 months from 113 different contributors.

Last update: November, 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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