Cost of Living in Rio de Janeiro

Summary about cost of living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 R$ 15.00-40.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 124.03 R$ 100.00-200.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 30.00 R$ 25.00-33.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.50 R$ 4.24-12.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 15.00 R$ 10.00-22.00
Cappuccino (regular) 7.20 R$ 4.00-12.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 5.20 R$ 3.00-8.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.30 R$ 2.00-6.00
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 16.21 R$ 13.25-22.67
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 6.30 R$ 4.26-13.56
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.25 R$ 1.59-3.18
Eggs (regular) (12) 7.65 R$ 4.00-13.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 15.88 R$ 9.07-22.68
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.74 R$ 4.08-9.07
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 13.94 R$ 9.07-20.41
Apples (1 lb) 3.82 R$ 1.81-5.44
Banana (1 lb) 2.47 R$ 1.59-5.00
Oranges (1 lb) 2.09 R$ 1.06-4.00
Tomato (1 lb) 2.76 R$ 1.36-3.63
Potato (1 lb) 2.18 R$ 0.91-3.63
Onion (1 lb) 2.35 R$ 1.59-3.63
Lettuce (1 head) 2.74 R$ 1.50-5.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 3.03 R$ 2.00-5.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 35.00 R$ 22.90-60.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.61 R$ 3.00-8.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.34 R$ 5.00-18.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.50 R$ 8.00-12.50
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.10 R$ 4.05-5.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 185.00 R$ 120.00-300.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.00 R$ 5.00-7.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.01 R$ 4.18-11.27
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 32.76 R$ 32.76-50.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 19.75 R$ 16.28-23.05
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 77,500.00 R$ 55,000.00-95,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 100,256.52 R$ 90,000.00-115,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 436.43 R$ 300.00-800.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.23 R$ 0.50-1.90
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 110.53 R$ 99.00-152.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 120.24 R$ 80.00-200.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 100.00 R$ 60.00-130.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 30.00 R$ 20.00-40.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,859.09 R$ 1,000.00-3,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 42,100.47 R$ 24,000.00-96,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 169.25 R$ 89.90-300.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 171.19 R$ 100.00-300.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 342.22 R$ 200.00-500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 267.96 R$ 150.00-400.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,823.33 R$ 1,500.00-2,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,298.00 R$ 900.00-1,800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,775.93 R$ 3,000.00-6,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,844.00 R$ 1,900.00-5,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 883.07 R$ 603.86-1,393.53
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 594.54 R$ 464.51-836.12
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,733.05 R$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.29 7.00-12.00

Prices in Rio de Janeiro

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Last update: May 2021
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11 Comments so far
Anonymous on Jan 23, 2021:
Brazil has an enhanced strain of covid19.People say it's from the UK but it could be from anywhere.Although ccp and Xi is to blame there's no turning back but instead waiting our turn to die.There isn't a vaccine regardless of what any government claims and there's no antidote to stop it either. Covid19 attacks everyone no age limits. Governments will lie about anything and everything to avoid social unrest.But it's been happening for one year now and there's no end in sight until covid19 has eliminated us all.But China claimed all was well when it never was in China.China wanted to be the superpower of the world but it backfired on China so they'll be the superpower of death throughout China too.It's probably for the best humanity being deleted because it wasn't a world for humanity to live in anymore anyway. Infighting throughout the world people wanting constant upset thirsting for it. So welcome to reality death.
Baby on Oct 02, 2020:
Uh... Some of these prices are outdated, since the epidemic started the prices at the market here in Rio skyrocketed, the 1kg rice is like R$8,00+, milk is around R$6,00, and I live in a poor area (Penha)
WearingMyFoilHead on May 28, 2020:
@anonymous don't forget to always wear your foil hat and drink enough bleach to stay safe in covid-19 times.
Tom Brown on Jul 14, 2019:
It's great work what you are doing ,thanks a lot and wish all the best.
Marcelo Gimenes on May 31, 2019:
If you want to live in Rio, you MUST have a heath care plan
Anonymous on Mar 22, 2019:
The U S government isn't allowing anymore Brazilians into the U S.
Anonymous on Aug 13, 2018:
So many brazillians have left this country to marry into europe or the united states. Years and years and years. If the locals dont want to live here, why would anyone else?
pt on Mar 22, 2018:
how much does the average Brazilian earn, dang these prices are high
PS on Jul 28, 2017:
@Paty It really depends on what you are planning to do and where are you going to stay. Going to the beach, parks and forest is for free. Nice restaurants and rent can skyrocket. Local beer at a bar (€2-3) and public transportation (€1 subway and bus, uberX is €0,33/km) are cheap if u compare to Europe. If you provide more info I could help you make an estimate.
ibrahim azad on Jul 10, 2017:
how much would a cheap t-shirt be and an imported one.....
ibrahim on Jul 10, 2017:
Pls i want help...I want to ask about the prices of second hand android tablets in Rio de Janeiro.