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Cost of Living in Fortaleza | Brazil

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$538
$1326
🛋️ Without rent
$302
$968
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$236
$358
🍽️ Food
$159
$422
🚐 Transport
$74.7
$198
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$267
🏙️ Population
2.45M

The average cost of living in Fortaleza is $538, which is in the top 20% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 7409th out of 9294 in our global list and 26th out of 385 in Brazil.

The median after-tax salary is $267, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months. Ranked 6786th (TOP 74%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 36th best city to live in Brazil. With an estimated population of 2.45M, Fortaleza is the 6th largest city in Brazil.

✈️ Closest airport5 kmPinto Martins International Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate15.3 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank577Federal University of Ceara
Cost of living in Fortaleza infographic

Prices in Fortaleza

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.69
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.29
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.93
☕ Cappuccino
$1.05
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.65

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.67
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.17
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.68
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.52
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.43
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.28
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.06
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.19
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.54
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.01
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.77
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.32
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.27
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.24
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.92
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.86
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.02
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.61
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.03
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.64

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.67
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.37
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.85

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$181
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$184
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$376
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$266
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$32.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$50
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$19.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.63%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1490
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$563

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$22.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.54
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$43.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.59
👖 Brand Jeans
$35.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$48
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$289
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5230

Fortaleza Cost of Living comparison