Punta del Este travel budget

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Sample budgets for a trip to Punta del Este

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Punta del Este for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 49 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 5.7 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1173* (49812 UYU)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 103 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 27 per person
  • $ 7.8 per person
  • $ 7.9 per person

Total budget:

$ 2617* (111132 UYU)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 159 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 40 per person
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 16 per person

Total budget:

$ 4127* (175280 UYU)

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


Cost of living in Punta del Este compared to Uruguay in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Punta del Este in 2020 is 20% 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 Punta del Este in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):



Local prices in Punta del Este by expense type

Restaurant budget in Punta del Este

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Punta del Este is 29% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 14/person
($ 6.2 to $ 15)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 18/person
($ 9.9 to $ 26)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.3/person
($ 6.2 to $ 8.6)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.5 for 500ml
($ 1.2 to $ 3.7)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.2 for 330ml
($ 1.4 to $ 2.7)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.6/cup
($ 1.4 to $ 3)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.4/can
($ 0.8 to $ 2.3)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1/bottle
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Punta del Este

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Punta del Este is 15% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 81/night
($ 55 to $ 107)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 85/night
($ 41 to $ 161)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 120/night
($ 75 to $ 185)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 199/night
($ 149 to $ 265)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 389/night
($ 267 to $ 510)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 64/month
($ 35 to $ 96)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 198/month
($ 136 to $ 286)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 171/month
($ 90 to $ 311)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 152/month
($ 60 to $ 299)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 265/month
($ 151 to $ 439)

52% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Punta del Este

On average, the price of supermarket food in Punta del Este is 39% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.6/500g
($ 0.7 to $ 1.9)

43% 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 $ 1.2)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2/12 eggs
($ 1.2 to $ 2.6)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 7.9/kg
($ 6.2 to $ 9.9)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7.4/kg
($ 3.5 to $ 8.8)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 1.8/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.2)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.7/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 2)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3.6)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.8)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 1/salad
($ 1 to $ 1)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1
($ 0.8 to $ 1.2)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 7.8/kg
($ 4.7 to $ 9.9)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Punta del Este

On average, the price of transport in Punta del Este is 15% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.4/ticket
($ 1.4 to $ 2.3)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 46/month
($ 23 to $ 49)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 72
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.6/km
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.3/litre
($ 0.8 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
($ 0.8 to $ 3)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 45/24hrs
($ 22 to $ 125)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Punta del Este

On average, the cost of housing in Punta del Este is 35% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 125/month
($ 63 to $ 211)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.4)

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 $ 44)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 396/month
($ 298 to $ 446)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1367
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 314/month
($ 248 to $ 372)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1095
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 907/month
($ 743 to $ 990)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2195
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 825/month
($ 618 to $ 1113)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1739
Gym
Gym
$ 70/month
($ 30 to $ 108)

80% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 305/month
($ 174 to $ 446)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 953
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 6223/yr
($ 2670 to $ 8896)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16399

Leisure activity budget in Punta del Este

On average, budget for leisure activities in Punta del Este is 10% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 7.9/ticket
($ 6.9 to $ 10.4)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 20/hr
($ 13 to $ 26)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Punta del Este

On average, shopping budget in Punta del Este is 4% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3.7/pack
($ 3 to $ 3.9)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 75
($ 30 to $ 108)

61% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 39
($ 39 to $ 63)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 88
($ 58 to $ 113)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 97
($ 63 to $ 136)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 98

Plane ticket budget

London → Montevideo
London → Montevideo
London → Montevideo
$ 1093
(fair price: $ 873)
New York City → Montevideo
New York City → Montevideo
New York City → Montevideo
$ 972
(fair price: $ 783)
Sydney → Montevideo
Sydney → Montevideo
Sydney → Montevideo
$ 1789
(fair price: $ 1475)
Toronto (Ontario) → Montevideo
Toronto (Ontario) → Montevideo
Toronto (Ontario) → Montevideo
$ 1409
(fair price: $ 1209)
Dublin → Montevideo
Dublin → Montevideo
Dublin → Montevideo
$ 1383
(fair price: $ 1106)
Los Angeles → Montevideo
Los Angeles  → Montevideo
Los Angeles  → Montevideo
$ 1324
(fair price: $ 1105)
Auckland → Montevideo
Auckland → Montevideo
Auckland → Montevideo
$ 1344
(fair price: $ 1143)
Montreal → Montevideo
Montreal → Montevideo
Montreal → Montevideo
$ 1414
(fair price: $ 1229)
Manchester → Montevideo
Manchester → Montevideo
Manchester → Montevideo
$ 1361
(fair price: $ 1027)

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About this information on the cost of living in Punta del Este

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

The information about the cost of living in Punta del Este was updated on 17-10-2020.

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