Cost of Living in Fortaleza

Summary of cost of living in Fortaleza, Brazil:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 R$ 17.00-40.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 180.00 R$ 100.00-250.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 32.45 R$ 30.00-35.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 R$ 6.00-16.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 16.00 R$ 10.00-25.00
Cappuccino (regular) 11.89 R$ 8.00-15.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 5.11 R$ 4.00-8.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.19 R$ 2.00-5.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 25.48 R$ 18.93-33.69
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 8.04 R$ 5.44-9.98
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.41 R$ 1.81-2.72
Eggs (regular) (12) 10.76 R$ 6.00-12.35
Local Cheese (1 lb) 16.96 R$ 10.89-27.22
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 9.11 R$ 6.80-11.34
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 20.35 R$ 16.33-22.68
Apples (1 lb) 6.10 R$ 1.81-8.16
Banana (1 lb) 2.62 R$ 1.94-4.54
Oranges (1 lb) 1.89 R$ 0.91-2.72
Tomato (1 lb) 3.56 R$ 2.27-4.54
Potato (1 lb) 2.83 R$ 1.36-3.63
Onion (1 lb) 2.87 R$ 1.36-4.08
Lettuce (1 head) 4.08 R$ 2.00-6.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 3.12 R$ 2.65-4.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 32.50 R$ 20.00-60.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 7.12 R$ 3.79-10.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.83 R$ 6.00-16.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.88 R$ 6.00-12.50
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.50 R$ 3.90-5.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 240.00 R$
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.00 R$ 5.00-6.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 7.24 R$ 6.44-8.05
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 34.00 R$
Gasoline (1 gallon) 21.33 R$ 18.93-22.71
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 92,852.00 R$ 86,000.00-140,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 142,987.50 R$ 130,000.00-160,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 461.56 R$ 350.00-800.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 103.00 R$ 40.00-122.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 98.65 R$ 90.00-120.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 105.36 R$ 70.00-130.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 200.00 R$ 100.00-300.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 38.00 R$ 25.00-50.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,475.00 R$ 800.00-2,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,000.00 R$
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 205.00 R$ 120.90-300.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 193.17 R$ 100.00-379.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 403.22 R$ 250.00-899.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 301.24 R$ 150.00-500.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,730.56 R$ 900.00-2,583.35
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,185.71 R$ 600.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,162.50 R$ 1,500.00-4,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,762.50 R$ 1,000.00-2,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 631.10 R$ 464.51-1,021.92
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 305.25 R$ 199.08-696.77
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,223.33 R$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 12.55 9.50-13.65

Prices in Fortaleza

This city had 473 entries in the past 12 months by 33 different contributors.
Last update: March 2024
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4 Comments so far
Anonymous on Jul 05, 2023:
Yep, bunch of American idiots losing money with Fortaleza real estate, they should be losing money with overpriced Manhattan real estate instead!
Jason on Feb 25, 2023:
The costs for real estate and eating out are way understated. As per Kam, the cost of a 1br is close to 2,250-2,750 BRL with everything included and eating out is about double what is listed. Weird how Numbeo is accurate for some cities and way off on others.
Kam on Feb 25, 2023:
1k BRL for 1BR apartment in a good location? Whoever put that in must be doing drugs. It is difficult to find a decent 1br apartment in a good area for less than 2.5k BRL. Meal for 2 at a decent restaurant is closer to 200 BRL. The rest is close to accurate.
Anonymous on Jul 08, 2020:
Brazil's economy is in deep trouble and real estate prices in Fortaleza have started PLUNGING. There are a couple of rubbish online publications (Live & Retire Internationally, etc) trying to trick Americans and Canadians by touting Fortaleza as a wonderful place to buy beachfront property and retire overseas. Those idiots have already lost a LOT of money investing in Brazil and if you follow their garbage advice, you will also LOSE a lot of money very soon!