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:

  • $ 42 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 5.2 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1192* (46704 UYU)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 96 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 36 per person
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 11 per person

Total budget:

$ 2963* (116102 UYU)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 114 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 54 per person
  • $ 28 per person
  • $ 21 per person

Total budget:

$ 4438* (173908 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 2024

Cost of living: Uruguay VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Uruguay in 2024 is 13% 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
Punta del Este 24% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Punta del Este
Atlantida 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Atlantida
San Carlos 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in San Carlos
Montevideo 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Montevideo
Rocha 4% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Rocha
Minas 5% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Minas

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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 20% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 15/person
($ 7.7 to $ 26)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 21
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 26/person
($ 20 to $ 39)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 11/person
($ 8.8 to $ 13)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Local beer
Local beer
$ 3.9 for 500ml
($ 2.1 to $ 6.2)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 6
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3 for 330ml
($ 1.9 to $ 4.9)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4/cup
($ 2.1 to $ 5.6)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.2/can
($ 1.3 to $ 3.9)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.7/bottle
($ 1.1 to $ 3.1)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Uruguay: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Uruguay costs 47% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 58/night
($ 26 to $ 186)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 80/night
($ 60 to $ 119)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 142
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 112/night
($ 81 to $ 172)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 205
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 115/night
($ 67 to $ 226)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 293
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 167/night
($ 126 to $ 257)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 522
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 58/month
($ 28 to $ 142)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 141
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 123/month
($ 72 to $ 228)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 204
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 127/month
($ 88 to $ 218)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 188
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 90/month
($ 51 to $ 175)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 227
Family room
Family room
$ 174/month
($ 130 to $ 284)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 191

Uruguay: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Uruguay costs 28% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.1/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.5)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 2.8/500g
($ 1.4 to $ 4.4)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 1.5/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 1.8)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Eggs
Eggs
$ 4/12 eggs
($ 1.9 to $ 5.7)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Chicken
Chicken
$ 10/kg
($ 5.2 to $ 15)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Apples
Apples
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 3.6)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.9/kg
($ 1.5 to $ 4.9)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.6)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.6
($ 1.3 to $ 2.2)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2

Uruguay: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Uruguay is 22% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.3/ticket
($ 1.1 to $ 1.3)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.6/km
($ 1.6 to $ 3.4)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.9/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 2.3)

105% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.5
($ 1.2 to $ 2.6)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 68/24hrs
($ 37 to $ 167)

114% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32

Uruguay: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Uruguay costs 18% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 11/ticket
($ 7.7 to $ 13)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
Tennis
Tennis
$ 22/hr
($ 13 to $ 32)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 24

Uruguay: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Uruguay is 14% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 5.2/pack
($ 4.9 to $ 5.7)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 98
($ 65 to $ 129)

82% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 54
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 48
($ 24 to $ 78)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45

Plane ticket budget

London → Montevideo
London → Montevideo
London → Montevideo
$ 1114
(fair price: $ 896)
New York City → Montevideo
New York City → Montevideo
New York City → Montevideo
$ 917
(fair price: $ 759)
Montreal → Montevideo
Montreal → Montevideo
Montreal → Montevideo
$ 944
(fair price: $ 736)
Sydney → Montevideo
Sydney → Montevideo
Sydney → Montevideo
$ 2074
(fair price: $ 1671)
Los Angeles → Montevideo
Los Angeles  → Montevideo
Los Angeles  → Montevideo
$ 1107
(fair price: $ 929)
Toronto → Montevideo
Toronto → Montevideo
Toronto → Montevideo
$ 1117
(fair price: $ 918)

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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, Skyscanner and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Uruguay updated on 20-02-2024.

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