Cost of Living in Porto

Summary about cost of living in Porto, Portugal:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7.00 € 5.00-12.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 36.00 € 25.00-60.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.70 € 6.00-8.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.00 € 1.00-3.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.50 € 2.00-4.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1.48 € 0.70-3.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.42 € 1.00-2.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.98 € 0.80-1.50
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.24 € 1.82-2.84
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.92 € 0.45-1.36
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.41 € 0.27-0.54
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.64 € 0.80-2.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.84 € 1.36-5.67
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.24 € 1.36-3.04
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.24 € 2.27-6.80
Apples (1 lb) 0.72 € 0.40-0.91
Banana (1 lb) 0.46 € 0.43-0.68
Oranges (1 lb) 0.59 € 0.41-0.91
Tomato (1 lb) 0.63 € 0.45-0.86
Potato (1 lb) 0.58 € 0.20-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.57 € 0.27-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 1.01 € 0.50-1.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.48 € 0.17-1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 4.00 € 2.00-6.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.11 € 0.74-1.74
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.08 € 0.80-3.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.20 € 5.00-6.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.30 € 1.20-2.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 35.00 € 30.00-40.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 € 3.00-4.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.80 € 0.76-1.61
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.00 € 14.80-15.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.74 € 5.11-6.36
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,900.00 € 24,881.00-26,500.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,641.00 € 23,000.00-28,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 114.00 € 80.00-170.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 € 0.10-0.20
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 32.17 € 27.00-40.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 30.55 € 20.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.79 € 12.00-25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 7.00 € 6.00-8.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 340.00 € 300.00-400.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 5,771.44 € 4,000.00-8,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 81.29 € 20.00-110.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 26.88 € 20.00-40.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 67.50 € 40.00-100.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 93.82 € 60.00-150.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 686.40 € 550.00-800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 510.69 € 400.00-600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,182.42 € 1,000.00-1,600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 850.00 € 650.00-1,100.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 251.73 € 167.22-371.61
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 147.82 € 111.48-213.68
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 814.34 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.28 1.50-4.00

Prices in Porto

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Last update: June 2021
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4 Comments so far
Charles McVicker on May 20, 2020:
I lived in Porto for sometime with my wife and we both had US retirement and SS and lived comfortably. However, after my wife died I moved back to the USA. I love Portugal very much.
harsh on Jan 12, 2019:
how much could be the student accommodation cost in college hostels in vila do conde
David Sheriff on Oct 15, 2018:
As english man aged 72 and with UK govt pension and small private pension married toa Brasilian woman with pension how much is the Council Tax if renting property is 1 or 2 bedroom apatment or 1/2 bedroom house.

Thank you

David & Virginia
Ana on Feb 05, 2018:
This analysis is so unfair! Companies actually use these estimates to decide how much to pay an employee who is relocating, so it's important to get it right!
Comparing the utility bills of an 85m2 between say Porto and London is stupid. Simply because in Porto people don't normally warm up their houses to the temperature that is normal in UK homes. Meaning, families go cold, or hot, whatever the month may be. Please compare the cost of a unit of electricity - or even better the cost of the amount of electricity or gas a UK household uses expressed at the cost electricity has in Portugal - and you'll see a very different story.
Also, another key factor, tax in Portugal is TWICE the level of tax in the UK - percentage applied on salary is just TWICE. So if you were to get 38% less in your base salary, you'd be paying so much more tax for that so you'd actually be getting less than half your current salary in Portugal.
Finally, prices of houses and rents are in a huge boom in Porto. Must update those numbers all the time too.