Brazil vs Italy - Cost of Living Comparison

Brazil Italy
🚶 Cost of living one person
$661
$1221
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1645
$3026
🏠 One person rent
$285
$597
🏘️ Family rent
$473
$1059
🍽️ Food expenses
$217
$405
🚐 Transport expenses
$79.3
$87.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$396
$1475
💸 GDP per capita
$6797
$31770
😃 Human freedom index
7.22
8.49
❤️ Life expectancy
76.1
82.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
38
56
🌐 English speaking %
5.1%
28.5%
🎓 Higher education
93
92
😀 Quality of life
45
73
🏙️ Population
213M
60.3M

The average cost of living in Brazil ($661) is 46% less expensive than in Italy ($1221). Brazil ranked 128th vs 38th for Italy in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Brazil compared to 1.2 months in Italy. Ranked 113th and 28th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Brazil vs Italy

We calculate prices for Brazil and Italy as a population-weighted mean of 385 and 148 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Brazil Italy
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.61
$13.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.4
$52.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.82
$8.2
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.65
$4.62
 Cappuccino
$1.75
$1.53
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.98
$2.12
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$299
$599
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$193
$433
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$486
$1168
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$345
$799
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$52.7
$102
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$81.3
$158
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.3
$27.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.53%
1.75%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1462
$3920
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1009
$2278
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.9
$1.5
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$40.2
$36.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.14
$16.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.24
$2.06
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.91
$1.21
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.04
$1.52
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.8
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.86
$3.12
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.69
$13.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.81
$8.99
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.96
$15
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
$1.95
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
$1.67
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$1.89
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
$2.27
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
$1.34
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.93
$1.34
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.42
$0.3
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.51
$1.96
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.55
$5.92
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.12
$1.39
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.09
$5.79
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.2
$10.1
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.95
$2.98
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.2
$2.13
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.85
$1.98
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$20.6
$46.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.56
$8.72
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$45.5
$85.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.8
$14.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$42.8
$74.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69.8
$84.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$271
$456
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6225
$9600

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Cities Comparison in Brazil vs Italy

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Brazil

City Cost of living Population
Sao Paulo
$948
12.3M
Rio de Janeiro
$903
6.75M
Brasilia
$878
3.02M
Manaus
$828
2.22M
Curitiba
$698
1.88M
Belo Horizonte
$722
2.51M
Belem
$689
1.5M
Recife
$653
1.65M
Campinas
$753
1.16M
Salvador
$694
2.89M
Porto Alegre
$727
1.48M
Fortaleza
$565
2.45M
Santo Andre
$702
710K
Natal
$586
878K
Goiania
$683
1.39M
Guarulhos
$548
1.32M
Maceio
$564
1.03M
Nova Iguacu
$586
823K
Joao Pessoa
$632
818K
Ribeirao Preto
$682
666K
Niteroi
$733
497K
Sao Jose dos Campos
$621
689K
Sao Bernardo do Campo
$679
844K
Caxias do Sul
$492
517K
Jaboatao dos Guararapes
$594
707K
Vitoria
$650
356K
Jundiai
$776
402K
Osasco
$646
695K
Campos dos Goytacazes
$559
511K
Sorocaba
$672
645K

In Italy

City Cost of living Population
Rome
$1546
2.87M
Milan
$1657
1.37M
Turin
$1134
871K
Naples
$1085
966K
Palermo
$984
668K
Genoa
$1235
580K
Bologna
$1281
393K
Florence
$1317
381K
Bari
$1215
323K
Venice
$1357
261K
Verona
$1237
257K
Catania
$1055
312K
Trieste
$1300
204K
Parma
$1282
196K
Padua
$1170
210K
Brescia
$1200
197K
Modena
$1285
185K
Reggio Emilia
$1103
172K
Messina
$822
234K
Syracuse
$908
121K
Prato
$1295
193K
Monza
$1290
124K
Reggio Calabria
$848
181K
Perugia
$998
166K
Taranto
$937
198K
Ferrara
$1072
132K
Rimini
$1207
149K
Ravenna
$1183
159K
Trento
$1218
118K
Cagliari
$1206
154K