Travel budget and cost of living in Uruguay how much does a trip cost?

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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:

  • $ 48 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 4.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1161* (38094 UYU)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 118 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 28 per person
  • $ 7.4 per person
  • $ 9.1 per person

Total budget:

$ 2872* (94262 UYU)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 137 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 41 per person
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 19 per person

Total budget:

$ 3940* (129332 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 18% less than 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 13% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Punta del Este
Carmelo 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Carmelo
San Carlos 6% lessTravel budget and cost of living in San Carlos
Canelones 6% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Canelones
Mercedes 10% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Mercedes
Fray Bentos 12% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Fray Bentos
Montevideo 8% 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 24% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 13/person
($ 9.1 to $ 17)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 21/person
($ 14 to $ 24)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 8.6/person
($ 7.5 to $ 9.3)

15% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.4 for 500ml
($ 1.8 to $ 3.6)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.3 for 330ml
($ 1.8 to $ 3)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.7/cup
($ 1.8 to $ 3.6)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.4/can
($ 1 to $ 2.4)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1/bottle
($ 0.7 to $ 1.6)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Uruguay

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Uruguay costs 27% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 64/night
($ 49 to $ 78)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 109/night
($ 88 to $ 151)

9% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 121
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 126/night
($ 100 to $ 175)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 149/night
($ 115 to $ 214)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 278/night
($ 234 to $ 320)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 501
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 55/month
($ 41 to $ 75)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 139/month
($ 103 to $ 228)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 146/month
($ 114 to $ 204)

12% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 144/month
($ 106 to $ 192)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 212
Family room
Family room
$ 181/month
($ 121 to $ 339)

4% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Uruguay

On average, the price of supermarket food in Uruguay costs 35% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1)

8% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.8/500g
($ 1.1 to $ 3.6)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.2/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.3)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.4/12 eggs
($ 1.6 to $ 3)

1% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 9.3/kg
($ 7.5 to $ 10.6)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7.8/kg
($ 6.1 to $ 9.1)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.6)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 2)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 3.6)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1 to $ 2)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 1.1/salad
($ 0.8 to $ 1.3)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3
($ 1.1 to $ 1.6)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 8.4/kg
($ 6.1 to $ 10.6)

31% 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 15% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.1/ticket
($ 1 to $ 1.2)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 47/month
($ 40 to $ 60)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.7/km
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 1.7)

113% 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 $ 1.6)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 45/24hrs
($ 24 to $ 121)

13% 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 32% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 121/month
($ 77 to $ 212)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
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
$ 34/month
($ 26 to $ 47)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 507/month
($ 395 to $ 606)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1352
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 383/month
($ 274 to $ 547)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1066
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 854/month
($ 697 to $ 1060)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2210
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 664/month
($ 456 to $ 910)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1725
Gym
Gym
$ 52/month
($ 32 to $ 85)

33% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 347/month
($ 213 to $ 536)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 7106/yr
($ 4361 to $ 9992)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18299

Leisure activity budget in Uruguay

On average, budget for leisure activities in Uruguay costs 10% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 9.1/ticket
($ 7.5 to $ 10.6)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 18/hr
($ 9.1 to $ 33)

9% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Uruguay

On average, shopping budget in Uruguay is 18% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 4.1/pack
($ 3.8 to $ 4.5)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 82
($ 47 to $ 108)

74% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 44
($ 26 to $ 71)

14% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 103
($ 77 to $ 138)

30% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 119
($ 93 to $ 152)

17% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

London → Montevideo
London → Montevideo
London → Montevideo
$ 1150
(fair price: $ 862)
New York City → Montevideo
New York City → Montevideo
New York City → Montevideo
$ 1064
(fair price: $ 862)

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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 18-05-2019.

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