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Cost of Living in Brazil

Cost of living in Brazil is 43.64% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Brazil is 74.91% 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) 14.00 R$ 9.00-18.00
Cappuccino (regular) 6.05 R$ 4.00-8.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.40 R$ 3.00-6.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.74 R$ 2.00-4.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 12.06 R$ 9.46-15.14
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 5.05 R$ 3.63-7.26
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.58 R$ 1.13-2.27
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.73 R$ 4.00-8.80
Local Cheese (1 lb) 11.51 R$ 8.16-15.88
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.21 R$ 4.08-6.80
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 11.23 R$ 8.62-14.51
Apples (1 lb) 2.66 R$ 1.81-3.63
Banana (1 lb) 1.73 R$ 1.13-2.72
Oranges (1 lb) 1.65 R$ 0.91-2.72
Tomato (1 lb) 2.28 R$ 1.54-3.63
Potato (1 lb) 1.52 R$ 0.91-2.27
Onion (1 lb) 1.58 R$ 0.91-2.27
Lettuce (1 head) 2.58 R$ 2.00-4.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.83 R$ 2.00-4.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 30.00 R$ 20.00-40.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.82 R$ 3.00-7.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 11.00 R$ 5.80-18.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.10 R$ 8.00-10.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.05 R$ 3.70-4.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 190.00 R$ 130.43-240.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 R$ 4.50-6.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.51 R$ 3.94-6.76
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 R$ 19.90-34.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 16.54 R$ 15.14-18.55
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 84,000.00 R$ 64,000.00-100,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 91,029.89 R$ 80,000.00-100,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 288.65 R$ 150.00-500.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.32 R$ 0.50-2.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 121.13 R$ 80.00-160.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 103.59 R$ 75.00-180.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 97.82 R$ 50.00-175.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 27.00 R$ 20.00-35.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,177.51 R$ 600.00-2,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 25,217.89 R$ 12,000.00-50,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 189.24 R$ 100.00-300.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 158.40 R$ 90.00-250.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 321.56 R$ 200.00-450.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 244.17 R$ 150.00-330.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,203.28 R$ 800.00-2,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 832.75 R$ 500.00-1,300.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,341.51 R$ 1,500.00-3,900.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,689.07 R$ 1,000.00-2,700.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 649.88 R$ 371.61-1,021.92
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 438.81 R$ 278.71-696.77
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,748.29 R$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 10.25 8.00-12.00

Prices in Brazil

These data are based on 35414 entries in the past 18 months from 2974 different contributors.
Last update: August 2019
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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By City in Brazil

Rank
City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Sao Paulo 44.58 16.08 30.71 32.54 40.91 36.54
Rio de Janeiro 44.17 14.19 29.58 31.44 39.64 37.06
Brasilia 43.88 13.22 28.96 31.60 39.47 57.27
Campinas 43.36 10.54 27.38 31.62 36.65 39.78
Recife 40.23 7.91 24.50 31.49 31.32 24.22
Natal 39.89 8.00 24.37 33.15 28.32 24.39
Belo Horizonte 39.75 9.22 24.89 26.88 31.50 34.74
Porto Alegre 39.64 9.28 24.87 28.21 30.98 37.01
Curitiba 38.75 8.61 24.08 26.52 31.82 37.86
Florianopolis 38.10 10.86 24.84 27.56 35.32 32.18
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