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Cost of Living in Brazil

Cost of living in Brazil is 41.75% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Brazil is 71.89% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 R$ 15.00-30.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 R$ 70.00-150.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 25.00 R$ 22.00-30.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 R$ 5.00-10.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 15.00 R$ 9.00-20.00
Cappuccino (regular) 5.88 R$ 4.00-8.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.38 R$ 3.00-6.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.68 R$ 2.00-4.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.90 R$ 8.71-15.14
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 5.07 R$ 3.63-7.26
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.60 R$ 1.13-2.27
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.82 R$ 4.00-8.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 11.53 R$ 8.16-16.33
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.14 R$ 4.08-6.80
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 11.22 R$ 8.62-13.61
Apples (1 lb) 2.57 R$ 1.81-3.63
Banana (1 lb) 1.72 R$ 1.13-2.72
Oranges (1 lb) 1.57 R$ 0.91-2.72
Tomato (1 lb) 2.14 R$ 1.36-3.18
Potato (1 lb) 1.39 R$ 0.91-2.27
Onion (1 lb) 1.46 R$ 0.91-2.27
Lettuce (1 head) 2.53 R$ 2.00-4.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.90 R$ 2.00-5.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 30.00 R$ 20.00-40.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.55 R$ 2.50-7.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.94 R$ 5.50-18.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.00 R$ 8.00-10.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 R$ 3.60-4.25
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 194.00 R$ 130.43-243.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 R$ 4.50-6.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.43 R$ 3.83-6.44
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 31.50 R$ 20.00-35.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 16.57 R$ 15.14-18.55
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 80,000.00 R$ 60,000.00-100,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 89,952.39 R$ 80,000.00-100,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 270.21 R$ 150.00-500.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.34 R$ 0.50-2.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 124.81 R$ 84.00-175.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 106.88 R$ 79.00-200.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 95.14 R$ 50.00-180.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 27.00 R$ 20.00-35.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,178.15 R$ 650.00-2,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 27,255.85 R$ 12,000.00-54,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 196.28 R$ 100.00-300.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 156.05 R$ 90.00-250.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 322.89 R$ 220.00-450.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 246.33 R$ 150.00-350.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,280.56 R$ 800.00-2,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 876.30 R$ 600.00-1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,530.09 R$ 1,500.00-4,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,786.05 R$ 1,100.00-3,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 700.70 R$ 390.19-1,114.83
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 478.01 R$ 278.71-696.77
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,768.48 R$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.23 9.00-13.00

Prices in Brazil

These data are based on 30035 entries in the past 18 months from 2464 different contributors.
Last update: December 2018
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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By City in Brazil

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City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Campinas 46.14 12.11 29.88 34.49 40.96 48.13
Sao Paulo 44.75 16.37 31.20 32.98 40.75 38.96
Rio de Janeiro 44.10 15.85 30.61 31.28 38.48 36.18
Brasilia 43.31 13.75 29.19 33.49 40.22 61.67
Recife 41.74 8.54 25.88 32.66 33.16 26.88
Belo Horizonte 41.67 9.71 26.40 28.32 32.87 35.27
Porto Alegre 40.26 10.19 25.90 28.52 31.70 41.53
Florianopolis 39.26 11.44 25.97 28.16 36.56 34.66
Curitiba 38.39 9.35 24.52 26.54 31.60 39.34
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