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 120.00 R$ 80.00-250.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 30.00 R$ 25.00-33.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.50 R$ 4.00-12.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 15.00 R$ 11.00-22.00
Cappuccino (regular) 6.60 R$ 3.00-15.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 5.34 R$ 4.00-7.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.07 R$ 2.00-5.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 15.23 R$ 11.36-18.93
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 6.09 R$ 4.08-13.61
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.97 R$ 1.49-2.95
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.89 R$ 4.00-12.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 15.10 R$ 8.16-22.68
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.51 R$ 3.90-7.71
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 12.33 R$ 9.07-16.32
Apples (1 lb) 3.73 R$ 1.81-4.99
Banana (1 lb) 2.34 R$ 1.36-5.44
Oranges (1 lb) 2.04 R$ 0.95-3.63
Tomato (1 lb) 2.63 R$ 1.36-4.08
Potato (1 lb) 2.12 R$ 0.91-3.17
Onion (1 lb) 2.30 R$ 1.59-3.40
Lettuce (1 head) 2.71 R$ 1.89-5.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.98 R$ 2.00-5.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 35.00 R$ 24.00-60.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.57 R$ 3.00-8.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.92 R$ 5.00-16.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.00 R$ 8.00-12.50
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.20 R$ 4.05-5.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 179.10 R$ 120.00-250.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.00 R$ 5.00-7.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.92 R$ 4.18-11.27
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 32.76 R$ 32.76-50.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 18.84 R$ 16.66-19.95
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 72,500.00 R$ 50,000.00-92,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 96,742.86 R$ 90,000.00-106,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 471.89 R$ 300.00-1,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.40 R$ 0.50-2.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 114.48 R$ 99.00-200.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 115.71 R$ 70.00-200.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 102.31 R$ 60.00-130.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 34.60 R$ 25.00-40.00
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,928.12 R$ 1,000.00-2,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 43,512.24 R$ 24,000.00-96,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 172.67 R$ 89.90-300.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 173.57 R$ 100.00-300.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 311.22 R$ 180.00-450.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 268.63 R$ 120.00-400.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,666.67 R$ 1,200.00-2,400.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,200.00 R$ 800.00-1,800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,502.65 R$ 2,500.00-5,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,670.97 R$ 1,800.00-4,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 926.22 R$ 603.86-1,393.53
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 615.27 R$ 464.51-836.12
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,729.82 R$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.59 7.50-12.00

Prices in Rio de Janeiro

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Last update: November 2020
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12 Comments so far
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.
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.