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:

  • $ 37 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.1 per person
  • $ 3.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 803* (4424 BRL)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 66 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 6.6 per person
  • $ 5.7 per person

Total budget:

$ 1678* (9240 BRL)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 118 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 2920* (16086 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 2021

Cost of living: Brazil VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Brazil in 2021 is 39% less than in the United States (USA).

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) 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
Brasilia 17% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Brasilia
Manaus 14% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Manaus
Sao Paulo 13% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Sao Paulo
Recife 12% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Recife
Florianopolis (Santa Catarina Island) 10% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Florianopolis (Santa Catarina Island)
Belem 8% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Belem
Rio de Janeiro 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Rio de Janeiro
Porto Alegre 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Porto Alegre

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Local prices in Brazil by expense type

Brazil: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Brazil costs 53% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 4.8/person
($ 2.9 to $ 8.7)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 12/person
($ 7.8 to $ 26)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.7/person
($ 4.8 to $ 6.8)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.6 for 500ml
($ 1 to $ 2.7)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.4 for 330ml
($ 1.1 to $ 3.8)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.4/cup
($ 0.8 to $ 2.5)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1/can
($ 0.7 to $ 1.3)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 1)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Brazil: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Brazil costs 50% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 46/night
($ 42 to $ 51)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 53/night
($ 39 to $ 73)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 78/night
($ 54 to $ 113)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 157/night
($ 115 to $ 211)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 280/night
($ 237 to $ 337)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 41/month
($ 33 to $ 51)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 83/month
($ 61 to $ 114)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 85/month
($ 55 to $ 130)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 97/month
($ 79 to $ 127)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 136/month
($ 87 to $ 202)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Brazil: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Brazil costs 56% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.3/500g
($ 0.8 to $ 2.3)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.2)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.7/12 eggs
($ 1 to $ 2.7)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Chicken
Chicken
$ 3/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 4.7)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.5
Apples
Apples
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 2.3)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.8)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.3)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6
($ 0.4 to $ 1)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Brazil: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Brazil costs 37% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.8/ticket
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.7/km
($ 0.5 to $ 1.4)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.1/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.3)

58% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.1
($ 0.8 to $ 1.8)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 17/24hrs
($ 6 to $ 94)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Brazil: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Brazil costs 10% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 5.7/ticket
($ 4.3 to $ 8.7)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 22/hr
($ 12 to $ 34)

32% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Brazil: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Brazil costs 30% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.2/pack
($ 1.9 to $ 2.9)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 41
($ 18 to $ 69)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 36
($ 16 to $ 59)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38

Plane ticket budget

London → Rio de Janeiro
London → Rio de Janeiro
London → Rio de Janeiro
$ 674
(fair price: $ 557)
London → Sao Paulo
London → Sao Paulo
London → Sao Paulo
$ 715
(fair price: $ 592)
New York City → Rio de Janeiro
New York City → Rio de Janeiro
New York City → Rio de Janeiro
$ 764
(fair price: $ 513)
New York City → Sao Paulo
New York City → Sao Paulo
New York City → Sao Paulo
$ 849
(fair price: $ 649)
Dublin → Rio de Janeiro
Dublin → Rio de Janeiro
Dublin → Rio de Janeiro
$ 787
(fair price: $ 694)
Dublin → Sao Paulo
Dublin → Sao Paulo
Dublin → Sao Paulo
$ 753
(fair price: $ 659)


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 24-09-2021.

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