Travel budget and cost of living in Brazil how much does a trip cost?

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Travel budget in Brazil

Brazil: calculate your travel budget

Brazil: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Brazil for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 35 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.9 per person
  • $ 4.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 826* (3164 BRL)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 64 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 7.5 per person
  • $ 6.8 per person

Total budget:

$ 1763* (6748 BRL)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 110 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 25 per person
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 14 per person

Total budget:

$ 2973* (11382 BRL)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Brazil in 2019

Cost of living: Brazil VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Brazil in 2019 is 33% less than United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Brazil in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Brazil by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Brazil compared to the national average.

Cities /Brazil View Details
Sao Paulo 24% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Sao Paulo
Rio de Janeiro 19% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Rio de Janeiro
Belo Horizonte 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Belo Horizonte
Brasilia 15% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Brasilia
Campinas 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Campinas
Belem 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Belem
Porto Alegre 7% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Porto Alegre
Manaus 4% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Manaus

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Local prices in Brazil by expense type

Restaurant budget in Brazil

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Brazil costs 43% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 5.3/person
($ 3.9 to $ 7.9)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 14/person
($ 9.2 to $ 21)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.6/person
($ 5.7 to $ 7.9)

12% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.8 for 500ml
($ 1.3 to $ 2.6)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.9 for 330ml
($ 1.6 to $ 4.7)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.6/cup
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.2/can
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Brazil

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Brazil costs 52% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 39/night
($ 32 to $ 39)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 51/night
($ 35 to $ 70)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 77/night
($ 51 to $ 116)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 144/night
($ 100 to $ 190)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 247/night
($ 175 to $ 279)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 502
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 40/month
($ 33 to $ 49)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 88/month
($ 65 to $ 128)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 87/month
($ 55 to $ 137)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 87/month
($ 69 to $ 116)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 213
Family room
Family room
$ 130/month
($ 94 to $ 180)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Brazil

On average, the price of supermarket food in Brazil costs 55% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.1)

4% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.4/500g
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.3)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.6/12 eggs
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 6.6/kg
($ 4.7 to $ 9.2)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 3/kg
($ 2.3 to $ 3.9)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.6)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.2)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.3)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 0.7/salad
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7
($ 0.5 to $ 1.2)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 6.5/kg
($ 5 to $ 7.9)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Brazil

On average, the price of transport in Brazil costs 36% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.1/ticket
($ 1 to $ 1.2)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 51/month
($ 35 to $ 63)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.7/km
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.3)

50% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.3
($ 1.2 to $ 1.6)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 17/24hrs
($ 6 to $ 67)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Brazil

On average, the cost of housing in Brazil costs 35% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 76/month
($ 40 to $ 132)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.4/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.5)

212% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 33/month
($ 22 to $ 42)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 320/month
($ 210 to $ 524)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1352
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 220/month
($ 132 to $ 354)

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1066
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 622/month
($ 392 to $ 1046)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2210
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 446/month
($ 262 to $ 732)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1725
Gym
Gym
$ 28/month
($ 22 to $ 48)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 305/month
($ 171 to $ 524)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 6306/yr
($ 3135 to $ 12535)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18299

Leisure activity budget in Brazil

On average, budget for leisure activities in Brazil is 6% more expensive than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6.8/ticket
($ 5.3 to $ 9.2)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 27/hr
($ 14 to $ 47)

59% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Brazil

On average, shopping budget in Brazil costs 16% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.4/pack
($ 2.2 to $ 2.6)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 51
($ 27 to $ 79)

8% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 42
($ 24 to $ 66)

11% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 85
($ 53 to $ 119)

7% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 64
($ 40 to $ 90)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Rio de Janeiro
New York City → Rio de Janeiro
New York City → Rio de Janeiro
$ 1199
(fair price: $ 1068)
Manchester → Rio de Janeiro
Manchester → Rio de Janeiro
Manchester → Rio de Janeiro
$ 781
(fair price: $ 683)
Dublin → Rio de Janeiro
Dublin → Rio de Janeiro
Dublin → Rio de Janeiro
$ 778
(fair price: $ 677)
Los Angeles → Rio de Janeiro
Los Angeles  → Rio de Janeiro
Los Angeles  → Rio de Janeiro
$ 1143
(fair price: $ 1057)
Toronto (Ontario) → Rio de Janeiro
Toronto (Ontario) → Rio de Janeiro
Toronto (Ontario) → Rio de Janeiro
$ 983
(fair price: $ 795)
London → Rio de Janeiro
London → Rio de Janeiro
London → Rio de Janeiro
$ 814
(fair price: $ 651)
Montreal → Rio de Janeiro
Montreal → Rio de Janeiro
Montreal → Rio de Janeiro
$ 941
(fair price: $ 700)
Edinburgh → Rio de Janeiro
Edinburgh → Rio de Janeiro
Edinburgh → Rio de Janeiro
$ 852
(fair price: $ 715)
New York City → Sao Paulo
New York City → Sao Paulo
New York City → Sao Paulo
$ 993
(fair price: $ 868)
Toronto (Ontario) → Sao Paulo
Toronto (Ontario) → Sao Paulo
Toronto (Ontario) → Sao Paulo
$ 918
(fair price: $ 760)
Dublin → Sao Paulo
Dublin → Sao Paulo
Dublin → Sao Paulo
$ 756
(fair price: $ 653)
Los Angeles → Sao Paulo
Los Angeles  → Sao Paulo
Los Angeles  → Sao Paulo
$ 989
(fair price: $ 880)
Montreal → Sao Paulo
Montreal → Sao Paulo
Montreal → Sao Paulo
$ 1146
(fair price: $ 737)
London → Sao Paulo
London → Sao Paulo
London → Sao Paulo
$ 885
(fair price: $ 740)
Manchester → Sao Paulo
Manchester → Sao Paulo
Manchester → Sao Paulo
$ 852
(fair price: $ 729)
London → Salvador de Bahia
London → Salvador de Bahia
London → Salvador de Bahia
$ 813
(fair price: $ 722)
London → Fortaleza
London → Fortaleza
London → Fortaleza
$ 832
(fair price: $ 752)
London → Porto Alegre
London → Porto Alegre
London → Porto Alegre
$ 942
(fair price: $ 832)
London → Brasilia
London → Brasilia
London → Brasilia
$ 835
(fair price: $ 758)

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About the information on the cost of living in Brazil

The information about the cost of living in Brazil shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Brazil updated on 19-05-2019.

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