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Cost of Living in Montevideo, Uruguay

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 57.90
Rent Index: 16.59
Groceries Index: 50.34
Restaurants Index: 56.67
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 37.41
Local Purchasing Power: 60.50

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 300.00 $U
200.00
350.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,000.00 $U
800.00
1,500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 230.00 $U
200.00
280.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 75.00 $U
48.00
100.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 97.00 $U
70.00
120.00
Cappuccino (regular) 81.85 $U
70.00
100.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 36.63 $U
25.00
63.79
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 26.09 $U
20.00
31.52
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 78.99 $U
71.92
102.21
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 71.86 $U
36.29
115.21
Rice (white), (1 lb) 17.07 $U
15.88
18.14
Eggs (12) 68.64 $U
65.00
80.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 127.31 $U
95.25
163.75
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 92.99 $U
68.04
129.27
Apples (1 lb) 23.89 $U
21.77
26.31
Oranges (1 lb) 14.74 $U
13.15
18.14
Tomato (1 lb) 26.88 $U
20.41
31.75
Potato (1 lb) 23.79 $U
21.32
26.31
Lettuce (1 head) 26.11 $U
23.00
31.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 32.89 $U
30.00
35.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 170.00 $U
150.00
279.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 47.56 $U
40.00
58.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 48.88 $U
42.00
60.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 87.50 $U
85.00
100.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 24.00 $U
23.00
24.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,200.00 $U
900.00
1,440.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 37.00 $U
33.00
45.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 48.28 $U
31.54
80.47
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 360.00 $U
298.51
400.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 158.90 $U
151.42
166.56
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 526,000.00 $U
441,000.00
881,400.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 3,019.27 $U
2,040.00
4,240.94
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 7.08 $U
5.00
10.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 747.86 $U
500.00
1,000.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,446.43 $U
1,000.00
2,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 397.48 $U
250.00
600.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 220.00 $U
180.00
300.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,616.67 $U
2,000.00
3,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,400.00 $U
1,000.00
1,800.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,707.14 $U
2,300.00
3,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,645.83 $U
2,000.00
3,000.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 13,755.17 $U
12,000.00
16,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,590.91 $U
9,000.00
13,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 24,888.89 $U
20,000.00
30,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 18,888.89 $U
17,000.00
20,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,053.47 $U
4,180.60
6,038.65
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,928.99 $U
2,787.07
6,317.35
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 21,107.14 $U
15,000.00
30,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 6.68
6.00
8.00

These data are based on 941 entries in the past 18 months from 105 different contributors.

Last update: September, 2015

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8 Comments so far

#Romina on Jul 15, 2015 :
Hi!
These prices are not correct, real prices are much higher than indicated here.
Please update.
Thanks
#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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