Cost of Living in Santa Cruz, Portugal

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$938
$2196
🛋️ Without rent
$402
$1274
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$536
$922
🍽️ Food
$264
$699
🚐 Transport
$40.6
$111
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$949
😀 Quality of life
52
🏙️ Population
43K

The average cost of living in Santa Cruz is $938, which is in the top 40% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 5593rd out of 9294 in our global list and 85th out of 124 in Portugal.

The median after-tax salary is $949, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1 months. Ranked 6096th (TOP 66%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 119th best city to live in Portugal. With an estimated population of 43K, Santa Cruz is the 72nd largest city in Portugal.

✈️ Closest airport 6 km Madeira International Airport Cristiano Ronaldo
😷 Air quality Excellent 4.9 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 2498 Madeira University
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Prices in Santa Cruz

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.83
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$33.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.36
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.75
 Cappuccino
$1.3
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.33
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$521
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$418
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$937
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$754
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$64.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$98.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$33.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.09%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2578
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1790
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.74
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$36.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.39
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.06
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.66
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.07
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.81
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.42
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.13
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.26
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.49
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.15
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.55
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.93
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.08
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.02
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.1
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.09
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.19
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.36
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.59
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.3
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$33.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.88
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$53.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$9.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$69.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$67.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$309
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6382

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