Travel budget in Uruguay

Uruguay: calculate your travel budget

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.
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 3.8 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1089* (46886 UYU)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 103 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 27 per person
  • $ 6.4 per person
  • $ 7.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 2561* (110250 UYU)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 136 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 40 per person
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 16 per person

Total budget:

$ 3758* (161798 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 2021

Cost of living: Uruguay VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Uruguay in 2021 is 24% 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 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 20% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Atlantida
Melo 18% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Melo
Minas 14% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Minas
San Carlos 12% moreTravel budget and cost of living in San Carlos
Punta del Este 11% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Punta del Este
Canelones 10% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Canelones
Montevideo 6% 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 25% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 10.4/person
($ 6.5 to $ 20)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 21/person
($ 12 to $ 34)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 8.1/person
($ 6.9 to $ 9.3)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 7.9
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.7 for 500ml
($ 1.3 to $ 5.1)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.8 for 330ml
($ 1.4 to $ 2.7)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.6/cup
($ 1.7 to $ 4.1)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.6/can
($ 1 to $ 2.5)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.2/bottle
($ 1 to $ 2.2)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.5

Uruguay: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Uruguay costs 31% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 58/night
($ 48 to $ 69)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 90/night
($ 71 to $ 124)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 116/night
($ 91 to $ 152)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 156/night
($ 122 to $ 212)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 272/night
($ 234 to $ 308)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 53/month
($ 39 to $ 71)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 137/month
($ 100 to $ 193)

19% 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
$ 143/month
($ 109 to $ 193)

13% 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
$ 126/month
($ 88 to $ 183)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 198/month
($ 152 to $ 268)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Uruguay: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Uruguay costs 40% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Bread
Bread
$ 1.8/500g
($ 0.8 to $ 2.7)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.7)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.9
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.3/12 eggs
($ 1.2 to $ 3)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Cheese
Cheese
$ 7.6/kg
($ 5.9 to $ 13)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6.7/kg
($ 3.5 to $ 9.1)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.9
Apples
Apples
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.3)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 2.3)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.9
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.7)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.8)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 0.8/salad
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1
($ 1 to $ 1.4)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 8/kg
($ 5.9 to $ 10.6)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Uruguay: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Uruguay costs 20% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1/ticket
($ 0.8 to $ 1)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 41/month
($ 36 to $ 55)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 70
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.6/km
($ 0.6 to $ 1.7)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 1.4)

97% 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
($ 1 to $ 1.9)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.2
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 42% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 116/month
($ 71 to $ 254)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 161
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

55% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 33/month
($ 27 to $ 47)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 65
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 423/month
($ 303 to $ 622)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1333
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 320/month
($ 210 to $ 419)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1070
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 734/month
($ 581 to $ 1046)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2126
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 590/month
($ 419 to $ 930)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1695
Gym
Gym
$ 40/month
($ 22 to $ 61)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 268/month
($ 152 to $ 388)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 923
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 5645/yr
($ 3346 to $ 8904)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15597

Uruguay: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Uruguay costs 14% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 7.6/ticket
($ 6.9 to $ 9.8)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Tennis
Tennis
$ 17/hr
($ 5.9 to $ 29)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16

Uruguay: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Uruguay is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3.8/pack
($ 3.2 to $ 4.4)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 7.9
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 71
($ 29 to $ 100)

58% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 39
($ 21 to $ 59)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 36
Trainers
Trainers
$ 83
($ 54 to $ 118)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 76
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 88
($ 59 to $ 125)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 95

Plane ticket budget

London → Montevideo
London → Montevideo
London → Montevideo
$ 1081
(fair price: $ 858)
New York City → Montevideo
New York City → Montevideo
New York City → Montevideo
$ 956
(fair price: $ 776)
Sydney → Montevideo
Sydney → Montevideo
Sydney → Montevideo
$ 1788
(fair price: $ 1471)
Toronto (Ontario) → Montevideo
Toronto (Ontario) → Montevideo
Toronto (Ontario) → Montevideo
$ 1396
(fair price: $ 1186)
Dublin → Montevideo
Dublin → Montevideo
Dublin → Montevideo
$ 1367
(fair price: $ 1084)
Los Angeles → Montevideo
Los Angeles  → Montevideo
Los Angeles  → Montevideo
$ 1303
(fair price: $ 1082)
Auckland → Montevideo
Auckland → Montevideo
Auckland → Montevideo
$ 1360
(fair price: $ 1155)
Montreal → Montevideo
Montreal → Montevideo
Montreal → Montevideo
$ 1394
(fair price: $ 1206)
Manchester → Montevideo
Manchester → Montevideo
Manchester → Montevideo
$ 1353
(fair price: $ 1013)


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 17-01-2021.

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