Travel budget in Uruguay

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Uruguay: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 46 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 3.8 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1075* (42616 UYU)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 105 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 25 per person
  • $ 7 per person
  • $ 7.9 per person

Total budget:

$ 2563* (101668 UYU)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 137 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 38 per person
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 16 per person

Total budget:

$ 3764* (149324 UYU)

* 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 Uruguay in 2020

Cost of living: Uruguay VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Uruguay in 2020 is essentially the same as 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 Uruguay by city

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

Cities /Uruguay View Details
Atlantida 21% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Atlantida
Melo 19% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Melo
Carmelo 15% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Carmelo
San Carlos 15% moreTravel budget and cost of living in San Carlos
Punta del Este 15% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Punta del Este
Minas 14% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Minas
Montevideo 4% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Montevideo

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Local prices in Uruguay by expense type

Uruguay: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Uruguay costs 38% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 10/person
($ 6.6 to $ 28)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 20/person
($ 13 to $ 57)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.5/person
($ 6.3 to $ 12)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.3 for 500ml
($ 1.3 to $ 8.4)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2 for 330ml
($ 1.6 to $ 3.5)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.6/cup
($ 1.8 to $ 5.7)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.3/can
($ 0.8 to $ 2.7)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1/bottle
($ 0.7 to $ 2.6)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

Uruguay: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Uruguay costs 30% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 59/night
($ 48 to $ 69)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 91/night
($ 72 to $ 126)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 119/night
($ 91 to $ 164)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 185
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 156/night
($ 122 to $ 214)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 263
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 280/night
($ 239 to $ 321)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 512
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 53/month
($ 39 to $ 72)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 139/month
($ 100 to $ 222)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 173
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 144/month
($ 109 to $ 204)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 128/month
($ 89 to $ 187)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 220/month
($ 153 to $ 373)

25% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177

Uruguay: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Uruguay costs 46% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1.8)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.7/500g
($ 0.8 to $ 4.4)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Rice
Rice
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 7.4)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2/12 eggs
($ 1.2 to $ 4.9)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Cheese
Cheese
$ 7.8/kg
($ 6.3 to $ 20)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7.3/kg
($ 5.7 to $ 8.6)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1 to $ 6.7)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 6.9)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 6.6)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 4.8)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Salad
Salad
$ 1/salad
($ 0.6 to $ 2.5)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.2
($ 0.8 to $ 2.7)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 7.9/kg
($ 5 to $ 20)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14

Uruguay: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Uruguay costs 28% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1/ticket
($ 0.8 to $ 3.9)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 39/month
($ 29 to $ 143)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.7/km
($ 0.6 to $ 3.5)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.4/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1.6)

74% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.1
($ 1 to $ 5.6)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 44/24hrs
($ 24 to $ 121)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Uruguay: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Uruguay costs 47% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 120/month
($ 75 to $ 354)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.2)

25% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 34/month
($ 27 to $ 147)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 73
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 451/month
($ 329 to $ 3934)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1501
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 346/month
($ 228 to $ 3149)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1204
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 774/month
($ 580 to $ 7343)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2433
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 615/month
($ 404 to $ 5518)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1912
Gym
Gym
$ 45/month
($ 21 to $ 107)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 44
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 299/month
($ 177 to $ 2611)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1054
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 6005/yr
($ 3628 to $ 43590)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18546

Uruguay: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Uruguay costs 31% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 7.9/ticket
($ 6.3 to $ 18)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 14/hr
($ 7.5 to $ 45)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18

Uruguay: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Uruguay costs 5% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3.8/pack
($ 3.2 to $ 17)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 72
($ 36 to $ 113)

43% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 51
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 39
($ 21 to $ 64)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
Trainers
Trainers
$ 90
($ 59 to $ 127)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 100
($ 64 to $ 177)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108

Plane ticket budget

London → Montevideo
London → Montevideo
London → Montevideo
$ 1124
(fair price: $ 855)
New York City → Montevideo
New York City → Montevideo
New York City → Montevideo
$ 1020
(fair price: $ 814)
Los Angeles → Montevideo
Los Angeles  → Montevideo
Los Angeles  → Montevideo
$ 1256
(fair price: $ 1142)

Tours and organised trips in Uruguay


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About the information on the cost of living in Uruguay

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

Information about cost of living in Uruguay updated on 09-04-2020.

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