Cost of Living in Porto

Summary of cost of living in Porto, Portugal:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 9.00 € 6.50-15.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 40.00 € 30.00-60.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.50 € 7.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.50 € 1.60-4.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.00 € 1.80-5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1.58 € 0.75-3.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.54 € 1.00-2.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.08 € 1.00-2.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.40 € 2.95-4.16
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.25 € 0.64-1.85
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.63 € 0.45-1.13
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.68 € 2.20-4.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.40 € 3.18-5.90
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.10 € 1.36-4.54
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.52 € 4.08-7.91
Apples (1 lb) 0.86 € 0.45-1.13
Banana (1 lb) 0.59 € 0.45-1.13
Oranges (1 lb) 0.69 € 0.45-1.36
Tomato (1 lb) 1.01 € 0.59-1.36
Potato (1 lb) 0.63 € 0.27-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.77 € 0.45-1.34
Lettuce (1 head) 1.42 € 0.59-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.66 € 0.27-1.80
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 4.00 € 2.99-8.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.07 € 0.79-1.77
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.10 € 0.96-3.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.50 € 5.00-6.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.80 € 1.30-2.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 40.00 € 30.00-40.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 € 3.00-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.13 € 0.80-1.61
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.00 € 15.00-25.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.73 € 6.17-7.50
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,957.00 € 27,000.00-30,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,908.95 € 30,000.00-34,070.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 104.70 € 80.00-200.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 17.33 € 8.00-35.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 35.25 € 29.00-50.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 34.84 € 17.50-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.34 € 7.00-20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 7.50 € 6.40-10.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 388.33 € 300.00-500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 7,287.22 € 5,000.00-12,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 61.94 € 25.00-120.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 25.27 € 15.00-45.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 71.77 € 49.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 80.27 € 50.00-140.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 959.11 € 700.00-1,350.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 744.77 € 535.00-1,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,524.40 € 1,000.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,178.85 € 800.00-2,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 234.66 € 182.55-371.61
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 155.40 € 102.19-278.71
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,347.56 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.70 1.27-5.43

Prices in Porto

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Last update: April 2024
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5 Comments so far
Bill T. on Apr 15, 2024:
Government increased minimum wages considerably since jan 1st 2024

Still one of the most sunny and affordable places in Europe.
lilian on Jul 30, 2023:
It is sad how low the wages is! 1000 euro cannot do much over there. Most are just living from pay cheque to pay cheque.
kyriakos (Real Deal) on Apr 02, 2023:
It would be useful next to the purchase of a car to include a typical car rental. By the day or weekly.
kyriakos (Real Deal) on Mar 30, 2023:
Very good site. However it would be helpful to have a link with Google maps so to know the locations of the cities.
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.