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.
  • $ 8.2 per person
  • $ 4.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 828* (2982 BRL)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 63 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 7.5 per person
  • $ 7.8 per person

Total budget:

$ 1811* (6510 BRL)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 110 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 26 per person
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 16 per person

Total budget:

$ 3060* (11004 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 29% 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 20% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Sao Paulo
Brasilia 17% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Brasilia
Belo Horizonte 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Belo Horizonte
Rio de Janeiro 16% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Rio de Janeiro
Belem 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Belem
Campinas 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Campinas
Porto Alegre 8% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Porto Alegre
Manaus 5% 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 39% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 5.5/person
($ 4.2 to $ 8.2)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 14/person
($ 9.7 to $ 22)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.9/person
($ 6.1 to $ 8.2)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.9 for 500ml
($ 1.4 to $ 2.7)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.1 for 330ml
($ 1.7 to $ 5)

1% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.7/cup
($ 1.1 to $ 2.3)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.2/can
($ 0.8 to $ 1.7)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.7/bottle
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

50% 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 55% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 41/night
($ 38 to $ 45)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 51/night
($ 36 to $ 72)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 76/night
($ 52 to $ 112)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 144/night
($ 103 to $ 198)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 242/night
($ 193 to $ 308)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 496
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 38/month
($ 32 to $ 47)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 88/month
($ 65 to $ 130)

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 $ 133)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
$ 83/month
($ 66 to $ 110)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 211

Supermarket food budget in Brazil

On average, the price of supermarket food in Brazil costs 53% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.1)

2% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.6/500g
($ 1.1 to $ 2.3)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.6/12 eggs
($ 1.1 to $ 2.3)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 6.9/kg
($ 5 to $ 9.7)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 3.1/kg
($ 2.5 to $ 4.2)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.3)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.7)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.9)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 0.7/salad
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.8
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 6.8/kg
($ 5.3 to $ 8.2)

43% 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 31% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.1/ticket
($ 1.1 to $ 1.2)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 54/month
($ 38 to $ 67)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.7/km
($ 0.7 to $ 1.1)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.3)

61% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.4
($ 1.2 to $ 1.7)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 20/24hrs
($ 11 to $ 66)

51% 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 30% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 78/month
($ 42 to $ 139)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 162
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.4/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.6)

234% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 35/month
($ 23 to $ 48)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 348/month
($ 223 to $ 554)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1342
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 238/month
($ 139 to $ 388)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1050
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 682/month
($ 416 to $ 1107)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2180
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 487/month
($ 305 to $ 775)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1697
Gym
Gym
$ 30/month
($ 23 to $ 53)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 340/month
($ 181 to $ 554)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 929
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 6983/yr
($ 3319 to $ 13823)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18274

Leisure activity budget in Brazil

On average, budget for leisure activities in Brazil is 15% more expensive than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 7.8/ticket
($ 5.5 to $ 9.7)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 28/hr
($ 14 to $ 42)

69% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Brazil

On average, shopping budget in Brazil costs 10% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.5/pack
($ 2.3 to $ 2.7)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 54
($ 29 to $ 84)

16% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Robe d'été
Robe d'été
$ 45
($ 26 to $ 70)

17% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 90
($ 61 to $ 126)

14% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 69
($ 42 to $ 97)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 101

Plane ticket budget

London → Rio de Janeiro
London → Rio de Janeiro
London → Rio de Janeiro
$ 869
(fair price: $ 688)
Dublin → Rio de Janeiro
Dublin → Rio de Janeiro
Dublin → Rio de Janeiro
$ 801
(fair price: $ 685)
Manchester → Rio de Janeiro
Manchester → Rio de Janeiro
Manchester → Rio de Janeiro
$ 819
(fair price: $ 696)
New York City → Rio de Janeiro
New York City → Rio de Janeiro
New York City → Rio de Janeiro
$ 1295
(fair price: $ 1091)
Toronto (Ontario) → Rio de Janeiro
Toronto (Ontario) → Rio de Janeiro
Toronto (Ontario) → Rio de Janeiro
$ 944
(fair price: $ 769)
Los Angeles → Rio de Janeiro
Los Angeles  → Rio de Janeiro
Los Angeles  → Rio de Janeiro
$ 1146
(fair price: $ 1053)

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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 17-03-2019.

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