Brazil vs Madagascar - Cost of Living Comparison

Brazil Madagascar
🚶 Cost of living one person
$661
$628
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1645
$1819
🏠 One person rent
$285
$310
🏘️ Family rent
$473
$836
🍽️ Food expenses
$217
$175
🚐 Transport expenses
$79.3
$63.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$396
$167
💸 GDP per capita
$6797
$471
😃 Human freedom index
7.22
7.02
❤️ Life expectancy
76.1
67.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
38
26
🌐 English speaking %
5.1%
18%
🎓 Higher education
93
38
😀 Quality of life
45
39
🏙️ Population
213M
25.6M

The average cost of living in Brazil ($661) is 5% more expensive than in Madagascar ($628). Brazil ranked 128th vs 136th for Madagascar 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 0.3 months in Madagascar. Ranked 113th and 126th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Brazil vs Madagascar

We calculate prices for Brazil and Madagascar as a population-weighted mean of 385 and 4 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 Madagascar
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.61
$1.76
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.4
$19.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.82
$4.7
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.65
$1.14
 Cappuccino
$1.75
$1.21
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.98
$0.7
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$299
$517
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$193
$149
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$486
$916
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$345
$691
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$52.7
$24.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$81.3
$37.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.3
$63.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.53%
16.31%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1462
$863
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1009
$431
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.9
$0.15
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$40.2
$2.59
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.14
$10.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.24
$0.97
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.91
$0.82
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.04
$0.69
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$0.7
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.86
$1.82
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.69
$6.88
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.81
$4.83
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.96
$4.66
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
$1.49
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
$0.46
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$0.86
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
$0.75
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
$0.49
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.93
$0.75
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.42
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.51
$0.83
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.55
$8.28
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.12
$1.01
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.09
$5.48
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.2
$2.09
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.95
$2.67
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.2
$0.56
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.85
$0.87
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$20.6
$50.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.56
$7.09
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$45.5
$19.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.8
$2.52
👖 Brand Jeans
$42.8
$36.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69.8
$107
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$271
$206
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6225
$4679

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Cities Comparison in Brazil vs Madagascar

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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 Madagascar

City Cost of living Population
Antananarivo
$671
2.61M
Antsirabe
$381
257K
Toamasina
$512
225K
Toliara
$496
169K