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Cost of Living in Brazil

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$531
$1345
🛋️ Without rent
$301
$953
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$230
$392
🍽️ Food
$171
$453
🚐 Transport
$62.8
$164
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$356
💸 GDP per capita
$8921
🏙️ Population
210M

The cost of living in Brazil is $531, which is 1.39 times less expensive than the world average. Brazil ranked 167th out of 197 countries by cost of living and the 64th best country to live in.

The average salary after taxes in Brazil is $356, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.7 months.

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To maintain the standard of living with a salary of $1000 in Sao Paulo, you will need $970 a month in Rio de Janeiro - the cost of living in Sao Paulo is 1.03 times higher than in Rio de Janeiro.

Prices in Brazil

We calculate prices for Brazil as a population-weighted mean of 385 cities. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.76
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.78
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.54
☕ Cappuccino
$1.36
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.86

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.63
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.86
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.67
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.27
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.32
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.53
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.06
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.15
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.77
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.77
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.98
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.76
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.24
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.31
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.94
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.83
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.8
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.66
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.06
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.76

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.77
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$34.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.64
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.8

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$235
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$155
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$427
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$281
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$40.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$62.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$19.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.89%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1266
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$800

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$19.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.81
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$37.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.88
👖 Brand Jeans
$36.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$60.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$227
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5897

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