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Cost of Living in Brazil

Cost of living in Brazil is 29.90% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Brazil is 63.84% 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$ 65.00-140.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 25.00 R$ 21.00-29.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 R$ 4.00-9.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 12.00 R$ 8.00-18.00
Cappuccino (regular) 5.59 R$ 4.00-8.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.13 R$ 3.00-5.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.53 R$ 2.00-4.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 12.18 R$ 9.46-15.14
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.89 R$ 3.63-6.35
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.66 R$ 1.18-2.27
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.76 R$ 4.00-8.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 11.72 R$ 8.16-17.22
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.26 R$ 4.08-6.80
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.75 R$ 8.16-13.61
Apples (1 lb) 2.74 R$ 1.81-4.08
Banana (1 lb) 1.85 R$ 1.36-2.72
Oranges (1 lb) 1.64 R$ 0.91-2.72
Tomato (1 lb) 2.07 R$ 1.36-3.18
Potato (1 lb) 1.54 R$ 0.91-2.27
Onion (1 lb) 1.49 R$ 0.91-2.27
Lettuce (1 head) 2.46 R$ 1.50-4.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.93 R$ 2.00-4.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 30.00 R$ 20.00-40.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.70 R$ 3.00-7.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 9.94 R$ 5.00-15.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 8.00 R$ 7.00-10.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.80 R$ 3.50-4.15
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 175.00 R$ 125.00-225.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 R$ 4.50-5.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.43 R$ 3.70-6.44
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.98 R$ 20.00-40.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 14.41 R$ 13.21-15.48
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 77,500.00 R$ 60,000.00-92,290.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 84,709.79 R$ 70,000.00-95,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 250.49 R$ 150.00-425.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.38 R$ 0.80-2.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 107.67 R$ 70.00-150.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 109.38 R$ 70.00-200.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 89.42 R$ 40.00-180.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 25.00 R$ 20.00-30.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,465.83 R$ 750.00-3,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 30,289.55 R$ 14,400.00-48,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 195.22 R$ 120.00-300.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 158.06 R$ 80.00-250.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 316.85 R$ 200.00-490.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 239.93 R$ 150.00-350.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,246.28 R$ 800.00-2,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 862.47 R$ 600.00-1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,532.71 R$ 1,500.00-4,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,771.30 R$ 1,000.00-2,800.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 659.66 R$ 387.03-1,021.92
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 446.32 R$ 278.71-696.77
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,821.55 R$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 12.03 10.00-15.00

Prices in Brazil

These data are based on 30311 entries in the past 12 months from 2235 different contributors.
Last update: January 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
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Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Campinas 56.87 14.01 36.19 42.83 47.90 59.91
Rio De Janeiro 56.67 21.57 39.74 41.93 48.57 39.55
Sao Paulo 56.59 20.85 39.35 43.49 48.29 40.43
Brasilia 53.46 16.72 35.74 44.31 47.37 49.24
Porto Alegre 53.45 14.67 34.74 42.00 41.73 46.37
Recife 51.89 12.03 32.66 40.91 41.25 37.71
Fortaleza 51.60 9.73 31.40 43.36 38.02 30.53
Belo Horizonte 50.06 12.45 31.92 37.55 40.93 35.31
Florianopolis 50.02 14.96 33.11 39.06 41.75 39.69
Curitiba 49.05 12.53 31.44 36.72 41.14 46.27
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