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:

  • $ 47 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 4.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1142* (38976 UYU)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 110 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 27 per person
  • $ 7.4 per person
  • $ 9 per person

Total budget:

$ 2736* (93380 UYU)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 134 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 40 per person
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 18 per person

Total budget:

$ 3856* (131600 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 2019

Cost of living: Uruguay VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Uruguay in 2019 is essentially the same as in United States

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Uruguay in 2019 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
Punta del Este 14% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Punta del Este
Melo 13% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Melo
Atlantida 12% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Atlantida
Minas 8% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Minas
Canelones 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Canelones
San Carlos 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in San Carlos
Montevideo 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Montevideo

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Local prices in Uruguay by expense type

Restaurant budget in Uruguay

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Uruguay costs 27% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 12/person
($ 9 to $ 17)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 21/person
($ 14 to $ 24)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 8.5/person
($ 7.4 to $ 9.6)

12% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.6
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.4 for 500ml
($ 1.8 to $ 3.6)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.3 for 330ml
($ 1.8 to $ 3.2)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.9/cup
($ 2 to $ 3.6)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.4/can
($ 1 to $ 2.4)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1/bottle
($ 0.7 to $ 1.8)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Uruguay

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Uruguay costs 29% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 59/night
($ 47 to $ 70)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 98/night
($ 78 to $ 137)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 121/night
($ 94 to $ 168)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 146/night
($ 113 to $ 208)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 272/night
($ 232 to $ 310)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 499
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 54/month
($ 40 to $ 72)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 136/month
($ 98 to $ 219)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 164
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 144/month
($ 110 to $ 202)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 134/month
($ 94 to $ 187)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 217
Family room
Family room
$ 211/month
($ 151 to $ 360)

20% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Uruguay

On average, the price of supermarket food in Uruguay costs 36% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1)

10% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.8/500g
($ 1.1 to $ 3.6)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.2/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.3)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.4/12 eggs
($ 1.4 to $ 3)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 9/kg
($ 7.4 to $ 10.4)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7.8/kg
($ 6 to $ 9)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.3
Apples
Apples
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 2.6)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 3.6)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1 to $ 2)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1.1/salad
($ 0.8 to $ 1.4)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3
($ 1.2 to $ 1.4)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 8.7/kg
($ 6 to $ 11)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Uruguay

On average, the price of transport in Uruguay costs 18% 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
$ 46/month
($ 35 to $ 60)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.7/km
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 1.7)

105% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.2
($ 1.1 to $ 1.8)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.7
Car hire
Car hire
$ 44/24hrs
($ 24 to $ 121)

10% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Uruguay

On average, the cost of housing in Uruguay costs 35% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 114/month
($ 76 to $ 210)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

89% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 35/month
($ 28 to $ 46)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 500/month
($ 358 to $ 655)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1395
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 385/month
($ 269 to $ 537)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1106
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 845/month
($ 655 to $ 1085)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2268
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 664/month
($ 447 to $ 869)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1775
Gym
Gym
$ 49/month
($ 30 to $ 78)

24% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 328/month
($ 210 to $ 447)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 962
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 6916/yr
($ 3570 to $ 9816)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18513

Leisure activity budget in Uruguay

On average, budget for leisure activities in Uruguay costs 18% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 9/ticket
($ 7.4 to $ 10.4)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 16/hr
($ 7.4 to $ 30)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Uruguay

On average, shopping budget in Uruguay is 12% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 4.2/pack
($ 3.8 to $ 4.4)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 81
($ 46 to $ 110)

66% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 41
($ 24 to $ 60)

7% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 100
($ 76 to $ 136)

24% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 115
($ 90 to $ 150)

12% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 103

Plane ticket budget

London → Montevideo
London → Montevideo
London → Montevideo
$ 1124
(fair price: $ 860)
New York City → Montevideo
New York City → Montevideo
New York City → Montevideo
$ 1020
(fair price: $ 832)
Los Angeles → Montevideo
Los Angeles  → Montevideo
Los Angeles  → Montevideo
$ 1256
(fair price: $ 1162)

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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 13-09-2019.

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