Cost of Living in Porto Alegre

Summary about cost of living in Porto Alegre, Brazil:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 R$ 19.00-28.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 145.00 R$ 80.00-200.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 26.00 R$ 20.00-28.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 R$ 3.50-17.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 14.00 R$ 13.00-25.00
Cappuccino (regular) 6.25 R$ 5.00-8.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.80 R$ 4.00-6.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.90 R$ 2.00-4.50
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 14.47 R$ 13.25-17.79
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 5.17 R$ 3.63-8.16
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.47 R$ 1.91-3.17
Eggs (regular) (12) 9.00 R$ 6.00-10.68
Local Cheese (1 lb) 20.71 R$ 17.24-29.93
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.34 R$ 6.35-8.39
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 19.50 R$ 11.34-22.50
Apples (1 lb) 3.74 R$ 0.73-5.89
Banana (1 lb) 2.38 R$ 1.81-4.08
Oranges (1 lb) 2.30 R$ 1.59-3.63
Tomato (1 lb) 3.70 R$ 2.27-4.08
Potato (1 lb) 2.00 R$ 0.41-2.72
Onion (1 lb) 1.89 R$ 1.04-2.27
Lettuce (1 head) 2.46 R$ 1.99-5.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.87 R$ 2.35-10.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 30.00 R$ 20.00-50.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.24 R$ 3.30-6.89
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.75 R$ 4.00-25.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.50 R$ 12.00-12.99
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.55 R$ 4.55-4.70
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 273.00 R$
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 R$ 2.50-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.24 R$ 4.43-8.05
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 21.50 R$ 10.00-33.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 21.94 R$ 21.20-22.71
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 93,000.00 R$
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 126,000.00 R$
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 350.74 R$ 250.18-425.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) ?
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 108.75 R$ 100.00-120.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 105.00 R$ 90.00-120.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 50.00 R$
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 30.00 R$ 22.00-32.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,275.00 R$ 570.00-1,980.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 14,133.33 R$ 8,640.00-23,760.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 89.90 R$
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 100.00 R$
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 220.00 R$
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 250.00 R$ 230.00-270.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,033.33 R$ 1,000.00-1,100.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 933.33 R$ 850.00-1,050.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,393.33 R$ 1,980.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,643.33 R$ 1,400.00-1,800.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 557.41 R$
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 371.61 R$
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,397.00 R$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.76 6.00-12.00

Prices in Porto Alegre

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Last update: July 2021
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1 Comments so far
alex on Mar 28, 2018:
- I've been living here in POA for just over a year. I can not compare with many places, but certainly would argue that property is certainly cheaper here than, say, Sao Paulo.
- As others have noted, expensive areas have expensive property. However, in a decent area you can find renting a small apartment at around 500 to 1000rs per month - the 500 end is usually bedroom/sittingroom/ kitchen combined What you have to watch out for is the condo charges, which can be really high, in some instances almost doubling the rent.
- I was surprised at the horrible and dirty state of some appartments up for rent. Very often, the photographs for the adverts are terrible, and I have never seen a floor plan, ever!
- my Sao Paulo friends say grocery shopping is more expensive here. I think shopping suffers from the Brazilian closed market - it's protectionist, which can be good for local producers, but also then lacks real competition and, in some cases, variety.
- I do find things locally expensive, considering the Brazilian average income. A lot of prices seem, to me, standard European, and sometimes more.
- as JD noted - the city suffers from a high crime rate, which, sadly, also makes the city less friendly - people are very guarded on the streets, and even in shops the retailers are often brusque ans rather non-customer orientated!
However, I still like being here!