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Cost of Living in Recife | Brazil

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$523
$1424
🛋️ Without rent
$319
$992
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$204
$433
🍽️ Food
$176
$468
🚐 Transport
$79.9
$215
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$241
🏙️ Population
1.56M

The average cost of living in Recife is $523, which is in the top 19% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 7504th out of 9294 in our global list and 32nd out of 385 in Brazil.

The median after-tax salary is $241, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months. Ranked 6809th (TOP 74%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 38th best city to live in Brazil. With an estimated population of 1.56M, Recife is the 9th largest city in Brazil.

✈️ Closest airport9 kmGuararapes - Gilberto Freyre International Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate15.3 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank585Federal University of Pernambuco
Cost of living in Recife infographic

Prices in Recife

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.71
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.03
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.39
☕ Cappuccino
$1.28
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.95

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.79
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.93
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.61
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.2
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.92
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.59
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.33
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.19
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.88
🍊 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
$0.79
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.6
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.54
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.28
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.14
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.09
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.05
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.98
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.95
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.16
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.66

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.65
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$29
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.46
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.83

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$211
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$131
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$475
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$327
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$34.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$53.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$22.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.9%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1281
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$810

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.56
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$34.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.77
👖 Brand Jeans
$35.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$52.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$191
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5425

Recife Cost of Living comparison