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Cost of Living in Rio de Janeiro

Summary about cost of living in Rio de Janeiro:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 R$ 20.00-35.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 R$ 80.00-170.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 25.65 R$ 25.00-30.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 R$ 5.00-10.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 14.00 R$ 9.00-18.00
Cappuccino (regular) 6.46 R$ 4.50-9.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 5.21 R$ 4.00-6.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.28 R$ 2.00-5.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 14.37 R$ 11.36-15.97
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 5.76 R$ 4.08-7.26
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.70 R$ 1.36-1.81
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.48 R$ 4.00-8.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 12.11 R$ 9.07-14.51
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.33 R$ 4.54-6.80
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 11.87 R$ 8.16-15.88
Apples (1 lb) 2.88 R$ 1.91-3.63
Banana (1 lb) 2.29 R$ 1.59-2.72
Oranges (1 lb) 2.52 R$ 1.36-3.63
Tomato (1 lb) 2.68 R$ 1.81-4.54
Potato (1 lb) 1.80 R$ 1.13-2.72
Onion (1 lb) 1.84 R$ 1.13-3.18
Lettuce (1 head) 2.84 R$ 2.00-5.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 3.14 R$ 2.00-5.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 35.00 R$ 30.00-45.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.33 R$ 3.00-8.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.83 R$ 8.00-18.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 R$ 8.00-9.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.05 R$ 3.95-4.30
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 194.00 R$ 152.17-232.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.50 R$ 5.00-6.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.10 R$ 4.02-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 31.50 R$ 31.00-35.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 18.84 R$ 18.13-19.31
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 80,000.00 R$ 58,700.00-95,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 88,763.08 R$ 79,000.00-100,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 425.55 R$ 295.65-772.73
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.31 R$ 0.70-2.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 114.30 R$ 80.00-150.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 124.98 R$ 90.00-220.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 97.29 R$ 45.00-150.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 30.00 R$ 25.00-40.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,963.16 R$ 1,000.00-3,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 46,251.85 R$ 18,000.00-66,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 204.08 R$ 100.00-300.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 173.06 R$ 100.00-250.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 336.09 R$ 250.00-450.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 264.51 R$ 180.00-350.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,800.00 R$ 1,200.00-2,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,183.33 R$ 800.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,478.72 R$ 2,500.00-5,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,382.22 R$ 1,500.00-3,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,043.19 R$ 743.22-1,393.53
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 638.90 R$ 418.06-929.02
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,256.36 R$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 10.14 8.30-12.00

Prices in Rio de Janeiro

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Last update: July 2019
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16 Comments so far

#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.
#Davi on Mar 28, 2017 :
Average salary in Rio de Janeiro is 1200 reais, you can't live in a decent place with this ridiculous money, because with taxes you receive 1020 reais net. Extremely dangerous and public healthy system don't work, if you get sick it's better don't have a real problem if not... you'll die. Don't have doctors nor structure to help. To buy enough food for a family gonna pay at least 450 reais. To live in a people surrounded by slums controled by drug dealers at least 600 to 800 reais. Paying the light, if you don't steal energy as happen in slums, gonna pay more 100 to 200 reais. Public education doesn't exist, students of high school don't know basic maths. It's a fuc... place, extremely dangerous, expensive and salaries can't afford to physiological needs. My advice as a citzen, run to the hills (run away from this country forgotten by god and controlled by devil.)
#HPP on Jan 02, 2017 :
I think the prices you listed are accurate enough but as for house renting you may expect huge variation. I live in the most expensive area of Rio (Leblon) and even here prices for a good two or three bedrooms varies. If the apartment is close to the beach (one block away) it will cost high but if you pick un apartment of the same size three to four blocks away prices will bo much lower, near half the price. Other aspect that have to be considered is how old the building is. There are very good apartments in older buildings with only one elevator or without car parking space that will be a bargain, even in Leblon or Ipanema.
#Chris on Jan 31, 2016 :
I left Rio last year. It is horrendously and ridiculously expensive. Phone, electricity, tomatoes, mangos, you name it - the place is ridiculously costly. I don't know how the locals cope. And yes, live CENTRAL (Zona Sul) or you will be commuting all day long (at least it's not Sao Paulo.) If you have a choice, live in a smaller city - Petropolis is an hour from Rio and very pleasant - of course it is not by the beach. The Rio beaches are not incredible anyway.....
#Anonymous on Dec 08, 2015 :
Vegetarians like myself should notice that the options for this kind of diet are not abundant in restaurants here, but you can almost always find an option on the menu.
#Anonymous on Dec 08, 2015 :
Regular bus fares in Rio cost R$ 3,40; the underground / subway fare is R$ 3,70 per trip.
#Anonymous on Dec 08, 2015 :
Gasoline prices in Rio are usually between R$ 3,60 and R$ 4,10 per liter (in Zona Sul area usually above R$ 3,80). Ethanol is cheaper, although people generally say "it's not worthy" (still it's less harmful for the environment!)
#Samuel on Dec 07, 2015 :
My brother and I are thinking about moving to Rio. I was hoping to gain more information as too what places would be best for us. We do not have alot of money but plan on moving with about 5000USD
#H on Jul 06, 2015 :
How much is a large beer in a popular central part of rio