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Cost of Living in Rio de Janeiro | Brazil

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$719
$1809
🛋️ Without rent
$381
$1224
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$337
$586
🍽️ Food
$187
$494
🚐 Transport
$120
$317
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$363
🏙️ Population
6.52M

The average cost of living in Rio de Janeiro is $719, which is in the top 33% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 6176th out of 9294 in our global list and 2nd out of 385 in Brazil.

The median after-tax salary is $363, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months. Ranked 4223rd (TOP 46%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 8th best city to live in Brazil. With an estimated population of 6.52M, Rio de Janeiro is the 2nd largest city in Brazil.

✈️ Closest airport3 kmSantos Dumont Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate15.2 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank338Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Cost of living in Rio de Janeiro infographic

Prices in Rio de Janeiro

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.49
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.82
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
☕ Cappuccino
$1.72
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.99

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.71
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.92
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.76
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.25
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.91
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.46
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.37
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.95
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.13
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.92
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.33
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.98
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.77
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.59
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.81
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.96
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.65

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.78
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$36.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.35
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.92

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$359
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$223
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$653
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$412
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$69
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$107
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.95%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1891
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1200

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$21.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.74
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$44.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.44
👖 Brand Jeans
$41.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$56
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$368
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$7789

Rio de Janeiro Cost of Living comparison