Montevideo travel budget

Montevideo: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Montevideo

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 35 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 3.8 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 902* (35504 UYU)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 65 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 23 per person
  • $ 6.4 per person
  • $ 7.8 per person

Total budget:

$ 1920* (75614 UYU)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 93 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 34 per person
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 16 per person

Total budget:

$ 2988* (117698 UYU)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Montevideo compared to Uruguay in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Montevideo in 2020 is 37% less than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Montevideo in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):


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Local prices in Montevideo by expense type

Restaurant budget in Montevideo

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Montevideo is 41% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 8.5/person
($ 6.1 to $ 14)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 18/person
($ 13 to $ 26)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.2/person
($ 6.1 to $ 8.5)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2 for 500ml
($ 1.2 to $ 4.4)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.9 for 330ml
($ 1.4 to $ 2.6)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.5/cup
($ 1.4 to $ 2.9)

47% 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 $ 2.2)

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
($ 0.8 to $ 1.9)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

Hotel and accommodation budget in Montevideo

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Montevideo is 52% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 48/night
($ 38 to $ 60)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 44/night
($ 29 to $ 61)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 87/night
($ 58 to $ 125)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 100/night
($ 73 to $ 139)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 187/night
($ 187 to $ 187)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 41/month
($ 28 to $ 57)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 116/month
($ 65 to $ 179)

31% 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
$ 102/month
($ 70 to $ 150)

38% 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
$ 79/month
($ 52 to $ 113)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 132/month
($ 88 to $ 194)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Montevideo

On average, the price of supermarket food in Montevideo is 47% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

24% 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 $ 2.9)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Rice
Rice
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.2)

77% 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 $ 2.6)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Cheese
Cheese
$ 7.8/kg
($ 6.1 to $ 9.8)

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)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 1.6/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.2)

69% 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 $ 1.7)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.9)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.7)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Salad
Salad
$ 1/salad
($ 0.7 to $ 1.2)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1
($ 0.8 to $ 1.2)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 7.6/kg
($ 4.9 to $ 11)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14

Public and private transport budget in Montevideo

On average, the price of transport in Montevideo is 33% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1/ticket
($ 0.8 to $ 1)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 38/month
($ 33 to $ 58)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.6/km
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 1.4)

69% 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
($ 0.8 to $ 1.4)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 35/24hrs
($ 2.4 to $ 189)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Montevideo

On average, the cost of housing in Montevideo is 47% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 124/month
($ 72 to $ 244)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177
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
$ 32/month
($ 26 to $ 42)

58% 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)
$ 463/month
($ 366 to $ 617)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1504
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 360/month
($ 244 to $ 439)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1203
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 772/month
($ 610 to $ 1091)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2437
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 623/month
($ 488 to $ 927)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1911
Gym
Gym
$ 46/month
($ 26 to $ 75)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 42
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 302/month
($ 195 to $ 439)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1048
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 6153/yr
($ 4091 to $ 8764)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18340

Leisure activity budget in Montevideo

On average, budget for leisure activities in Montevideo is 32% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 7.8/ticket
($ 6.8 to $ 8.7)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 14/hr
($ 7.3 to $ 23)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Montevideo

On average, shopping budget in Montevideo is 7% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3.7/pack
($ 3.5 to $ 3.9)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 73
($ 38 to $ 110)

44% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 51
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 35
($ 21 to $ 61)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Trainers
Trainers
$ 87
($ 57 to $ 110)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 96
($ 61 to $ 136)

11% 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
$ 1105
(fair price: $ 881)
New York City → Montevideo
New York City → Montevideo
New York City → Montevideo
$ 980
(fair price: $ 802)
Sydney → Montevideo
Sydney → Montevideo
Sydney → Montevideo
$ 1788
(fair price: $ 1479)
Toronto (Ontario) → Montevideo
Toronto (Ontario) → Montevideo
Toronto (Ontario) → Montevideo
$ 1425
(fair price: $ 1238)
Dublin → Montevideo
Dublin → Montevideo
Dublin → Montevideo
$ 1402
(fair price: $ 1139)
Los Angeles → Montevideo
Los Angeles  → Montevideo
Los Angeles  → Montevideo
$ 1342
(fair price: $ 1134)
Auckland → Montevideo
Auckland → Montevideo
Auckland → Montevideo
$ 1366
(fair price: $ 1163)
Montreal → Montevideo
Montreal → Montevideo
Montreal → Montevideo
$ 1432
(fair price: $ 1248)
Manchester → Montevideo
Manchester → Montevideo
Manchester → Montevideo
$ 1389
(fair price: $ 1051)

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About this information on the cost of living in Montevideo

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

The information about the cost of living in Montevideo was updated on 20-05-2020.

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