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Cost of Living in Sao Paulo | Brazil

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$741
$1858
🛋️ Without rent
$391
$1245
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$350
$613
🍽️ Food
$202
$534
🚐 Transport
$117
$299
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$478
🏙️ Population
12.1M

The average cost of living in Sao Paulo is $741, which is in the top 34% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 6095th out of 9294 in our global list and 1st out of 385 in Brazil.

The median after-tax salary is $478, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months. Ranked 1071st (TOP 12%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1st best city to live in Brazil. With an estimated population of 12.1M, Sao Paulo is the 1st largest city in Brazil.

✈️ Closest airport5 kmCampo de Marte Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate15.3 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank7University of Sao Paulo
Cost of living in Sao Paulo infographic

Prices in Sao Paulo

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.92
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.03
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.14
☕ Cappuccino
$1.53
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.94

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.66
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.99
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.79
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.68
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.37
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.01
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.88
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.31
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.99
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.99
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.43
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.74
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.95
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.95
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.21
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.63
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.18
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.78

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.82
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.41
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.8

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$419
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$258
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$742
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$478
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$64.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.61%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2071
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1411

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$19.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.37
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$33.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.14
👖 Brand Jeans
$38.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$62.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$343
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9445

Sao Paulo Cost of Living comparison