Cost of Living Comparison Between Sao Paulo and Montevideo 

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Consumer Prices in Montevideo are 37.99% higher than in Sao Paulo (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Montevideo are 28.66% higher than in Sao Paulo
Rent Prices in Montevideo are 1.83% higher than in Sao Paulo
Restaurant Prices in Montevideo are 47.67% higher than in Sao Paulo
Groceries Prices in Montevideo are 40.64% higher than in Sao Paulo
Local Purchasing Power in Montevideo is 2.63% lower than in Sao Paulo
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Restaurants
Sao Paulo Edit Montevideo Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 R$
(241.38 $U)
49.71 R$
(400.00 $U)
     +65.71 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 150.00 R$
(1,206.92 $U)
186.43 R$
(1,500.00 $U)
     +24.28 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 30.00 R$
(241.38 $U)
40.89 R$
(329.00 $U)
     +36.30 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 9.00 R$
(72.41 $U)
14.91 R$
(120.00 $U)
     +65.71 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 15.00 R$
(120.69 $U)
18.64 R$
(150.00 $U)
     +24.28 %
Cappuccino (regular) 7.15 R$
(57.54 $U)
13.91 R$
(111.89 $U)
     +94.45 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.94 R$
(39.76 $U)
8.23 R$
(66.24 $U)
     +66.60 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.23 R$
(26.00 $U)
6.48 R$
(52.13 $U)
     +100.53 %
Markets
Sao Paulo Edit Montevideo Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 14.47 R$
(116.45 $U)
15.94 R$
(128.26 $U)
     +10.14 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 5.74 R$
(46.22 $U)
9.54 R$
(76.74 $U)
     +66.05 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.27 R$
(18.29 $U)
2.65 R$
(21.30 $U)
     +16.42 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 8.67 R$
(69.73 $U)
12.58 R$
(101.23 $U)
     +45.17 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 16.08 R$
(129.38 $U)
19.45 R$
(156.49 $U)
     +20.96 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.18 R$
(57.79 $U)
16.29 R$
(131.07 $U)
     +126.81 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 15.78 R$
(126.99 $U)
19.61 R$
(157.81 $U)
     +24.27 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.78 R$
(30.38 $U)
4.07 R$
(32.76 $U)
     +7.82 %
Banana (1 lb) 2.55 R$
(20.48 $U)
4.58 R$
(36.85 $U)
     +79.92 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.24 R$
(17.99 $U)
2.53 R$
(20.39 $U)
     +13.35 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.08 R$
(24.77 $U)
4.34 R$
(34.94 $U)
     +41.07 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.28 R$
(18.38 $U)
3.26 R$
(26.22 $U)
     +42.67 %
Onion (1 lb) 2.62 R$
(21.04 $U)
3.46 R$
(27.81 $U)
     +32.16 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.96 R$
(23.81 $U)
4.84 R$
(38.92 $U)
     +63.45 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.78 R$
(22.35 $U)
6.03 R$
(48.52 $U)
     +117.06 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 40.00 R$
(321.84 $U)
31.07 R$
(250.00 $U)
     -22.32 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.54 R$
(44.54 $U)
8.66 R$
(69.69 $U)
     +56.47 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 13.02 R$
(104.78 $U)
9.59 R$
(77.14 $U)
     -26.38 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 R$
(80.46 $U)
20.51 R$
(165.00 $U)
     +105.07 %
Transportation
Sao Paulo Edit Montevideo Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.40 R$
(35.40 $U)
4.97 R$
(40.00 $U)
     +12.99 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 267.50 R$
(2,152.33 $U)
223.71 R$
(1,800.00 $U)
     -16.37 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 R$
(36.21 $U)
5.59 R$
(45.00 $U)
     +24.28 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.43 R$
(35.61 $U)
5.20 R$
(41.84 $U)
     +17.50 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 R$
(265.52 $U)
45.61 R$
(367.00 $U)
     +38.22 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 15.96 R$
(128.44 $U)
26.10 R$
(209.97 $U)
     +63.48 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 90,000.00 R$
(724,149.50 $U)
148,209.12 R$
(1,192,506.25 $U)
     +64.68 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 105,026.60 R$
(845,055.07 $U)
166,625.96 R$
(1,340,690.05 $U)
     +58.65 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Sao Paulo Edit Montevideo Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 271.12 R$
(2,181.46 $U)
673.98 R$
(5,422.91 $U)
     +148.59 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.52 R$
(12.23 $U)
1.20 R$
(9.69 $U)
     -20.78 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 115.50 R$
(929.31 $U)
168.55 R$
(1,356.19 $U)
     +45.93 %
Sports And Leisure
Sao Paulo Edit Montevideo Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 113.72 R$
(914.97 $U)
211.95 R$
(1,705.39 $U)
     +86.39 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 139.04 R$
(1,118.72 $U)
83.65 R$
(673.08 $U)
     -39.84 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 35.00 R$
(281.61 $U)
41.01 R$
(330.00 $U)
     +17.18 %
Childcare
Sao Paulo Edit Montevideo Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,901.67 R$
(15,301.01 $U)
1,453.66 R$
(11,696.33 $U)
     -23.56 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 53,873.42 R$
(433,471.22 $U)
29,860.11 R$
(240,257.57 $U)
     -44.57 %
Clothing And Shoes
Sao Paulo Edit Montevideo Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 224.82 R$
(1,808.93 $U)
375.67 R$
(3,022.64 $U)
     +67.10 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 178.50 R$
(1,436.22 $U)
191.79 R$
(1,543.18 $U)
     +7.45 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 333.14 R$
(2,680.52 $U)
438.14 R$
(3,525.31 $U)
     +31.52 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 257.19 R$
(2,069.35 $U)
443.65 R$
(3,569.65 $U)
     +72.50 %
Rent Per Month
Sao Paulo Edit Montevideo Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,330.96 R$
(18,755.12 $U)
2,349.41 R$
(18,903.58 $U)
     +0.79 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,446.62 R$
(11,639.70 $U)
1,829.71 R$
(14,722.01 $U)
     +26.48 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,609.33 R$
(37,087.18 $U)
4,064.39 R$
(32,702.54 $U)
     -11.82 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,952.91 R$
(23,759.44 $U)
3,303.33 R$
(26,578.95 $U)
     +11.87 %
Buy Apartment Price
Sao Paulo Edit Montevideo Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,083.07 R$
(8,714.52 $U)
1,128.01 R$
(9,076.12 $U)
     +4.15 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 697.17 R$
(5,609.50 $U)
977.06 R$
(7,861.53 $U)
     +40.15 %
Salaries And Financing
Sao Paulo Edit Montevideo Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,695.57 R$
(21,688.86 $U)
3,376.95 R$
(27,171.32 $U)
     +25.28 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.90 7.68      -13.67 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
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