Whether you're living in Uruguay or planning to move there, it is very important to know the cost of living and the prices of things. Here we list the average spending for the three main population groups.

All-inclusive

26,000 UYU

average per month

6,600 UYU

Range

56,000 UYU

50,000 UYU

average per month

9,900 UYU

Range

79,000 UYU

79,000 UYU

average per month

23,000 UYU

Range

120,000 UYU

20,000 UYU

average per month

3,300 UYU

Range

43,000 UYU

The figures displayed here are inclusive of everything: housing, travel, groceries, healthcare, etc.

The average monthly expenses for a single person living in Uruguay is 26,000 UYU. Expenses can range from 6,600 UYU at the minimum level to 56,000 UYU at the highest end.

The average monthly spending of couples in Uruguay is 50,000 UYU. Expenditure can range from 9,900 UYU to 79,000 UYU per month.

The average cost of living for families in Uruguay is 79,000 UYU per month. Families spend anywhere from 23,000 UYU to 120,000 UYU.

The average monthly expenditure for students in Uruguay is 20,000 UYU. Students spend from 3,300 UYU to 43,000 UYU per month.

Spending behavior can change drastically from one person to another. It is best to consider the minimum, average, and maximum spending together.

of water

6.6 UYU

6.6 UYU

6.6 UYU

combo meal

66 UYU

47 UYU

110 UYU

meal for one

220 UYU

170 UYU

280 UYU

meal for one

550 UYU

370 UYU

660 UYU

Soft Drink

5.5 UYU

5.5 UYU

5.5 UYU

or latte

44 UYU

28 UYU

66 UYU

large bottle

33 UYU

28 UYU

37 UYU

bread

4.7 UYU

4.1 UYU

5.5 UYU

eggs

33 UYU

28 UYU

41 UYU

chicken

77 UYU

60 UYU

95 UYU

1 kg or 1 lb

87 UYU

74 UYU

110 UYU

1 kg or 1 lb

47 UYU

41 UYU

55 UYU

1 kg or 1 lb

22 UYU

18 UYU

28 UYU

1 kg or 1 lb

24 UYU

21 UYU

25 UYU

1 kg or 1 lb

23 UYU

20 UYU

25 UYU

taxi ride

33 UYU

28 UYU

66 UYU

full tank

220 UYU

170 UYU

440 UYU

1-day rental

220 UYU

170 UYU

330 UYU

price

170,000 UYU

83,000 UYU

220,000 UYU

one way

8.3 UYU

5.5 UYU

17 UYU

Service

330 UYU

220 UYU

660 UYU

and water bill

1,600 UYU

400 UYU

3,400 UYU

and water bill

2,000 UYU

500 UYU

4,000 UYU

and water bill

3,200 UYU

690 UYU

3,600 UYU

and cable

330 UYU

170 UYU

440 UYU

charges

220 UYU

130 UYU

660 UYU

ticket

110 UYU

83 UYU

170 UYU

membership

330 UYU

260 UYU

660 UYU

or pants

280 UYU

190 UYU

410 UYU

dress

250 UYU

180 UYU

830 UYU

shoes

240 UYU

170 UYU

550 UYU

shoes

180 UYU

150 UYU

370 UYU

suit

210 UYU

170 UYU

1,100 UYU

t-shirt

110 UYU

83 UYU

330 UYU

apartment

4,100 UYU

2,800 UYU

11,000 UYU

apartment

6,600 UYU

4,100 UYU

17,000 UYU

apartment

8,300 UYU

5,500 UYU

22,000 UYU

apartment

830,000 UYU

550,000 UYU

1,700,000 UYU

apartment

1,100,000 UYU

660,000 UYU

4,100,000 UYU

apartment

3,300,000 UYU

1,100,000 UYU

6,600,000 UYU

Bed

4,100 UYU

3,300 UYU

5,500 UYU

Bed

3,300 UYU

2,200 UYU

4,100 UYU

Bed

2,500 UYU

1,900 UYU

3,300 UYU

Room

4,700 UYU

3,700 UYU

17,000 UYU

Table

2,200 UYU

1,700 UYU

4,100 UYU

or Couch

3,000 UYU

2,200 UYU

6,600 UYU

Set

3,300 UYU

2,200 UYU

6,600 UYU

or Freezer

3,000 UYU

1,900 UYU

4,100 UYU

Machine

3,700 UYU

2,500 UYU

6,600 UYU

or Cooker

3,000 UYU

2,400 UYU

4,100 UYU

Phone

3,300 UYU

2,800 UYU

4,700 UYU

or Computer

3,700 UYU

3,000 UYU

6,600 UYU

The percentage figures in this section are percentages of total spending not income. If you would like to see the percentage of expenses as related to income or salary, see additional sections below.

SingleSpending habits, consumption analysis, and expenditure patterns for a single person living in Uruguay

36% of total expenses on average (27% to 42%)

LOW | 2,400 UYU |

AVERAGE | 9,500 UYU |

HIGH | 20,000 UYU |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 400 UYU |

AVERAGE | 1,600 UYU |

HIGH | 3,400 UYU |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (3% to 11%)

LOW | 530 UYU |

AVERAGE | 2,100 UYU |

HIGH | 4,500 UYU |

Per Month |

16% of total expenses on average (9% to 22%)

LOW | 1,100 UYU |

AVERAGE | 4,200 UYU |

HIGH | 9,000 UYU |

Per Month |

9% of total expenses on average (5% to 14%)

LOW | 600 UYU |

AVERAGE | 2,400 UYU |

HIGH | 5,100 UYU |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 330 UYU |

AVERAGE | 1,300 UYU |

HIGH | 2,800 UYU |

Per Month |

2% of total expenses on average (1% to 4%)

LOW | 130 UYU |

AVERAGE | 530 UYU |

HIGH | 1,100 UYU |

Per Month |

18% of total expenses on average (15% to 21%)

LOW | 1,200 UYU |

AVERAGE | 4,800 UYU |

HIGH | 10,000 UYU |

Per Month |

CoupleAverage monthly living expenditure breaks and spending patterns for couples in Uruguay

33% of total expenses on average (30% to 43%)

LOW | 3,300 UYU |

AVERAGE | 16,000 UYU |

HIGH | 26,000 UYU |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 8%)

LOW | 500 UYU |

AVERAGE | 2,000 UYU |

HIGH | 4,000 UYU |

Per Month |

12% of total expenses on average (7% to 15%)

LOW | 1,200 UYU |

AVERAGE | 6,000 UYU |

HIGH | 9,500 UYU |

Per Month |

14% of total expenses on average (7% to 19%)

LOW | 1,400 UYU |

AVERAGE | 6,900 UYU |

HIGH | 11,000 UYU |

Per Month |

11% of total expenses on average (5% to 14%)

LOW | 1,100 UYU |

AVERAGE | 5,500 UYU |

HIGH | 8,700 UYU |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (3% to 10%)

LOW | 600 UYU |

AVERAGE | 3,000 UYU |

HIGH | 4,800 UYU |

Per Month |

2% of total expenses on average (1% to 4%)

LOW | 200 UYU |

AVERAGE | 990 UYU |

HIGH | 1,600 UYU |

Per Month |

17% of total expenses on average (14% to 20%)

LOW | 1,700 UYU |

AVERAGE | 8,400 UYU |

HIGH | 13,000 UYU |

Per Month |

FamilyAverage monthly expenses and break out of spending for families living in Uruguay

32% of total expenses on average (27% to 38%)

LOW | 7,400 UYU |

AVERAGE | 25,000 UYU |

HIGH | 38,000 UYU |

Per Month |

3% of total expenses on average (2% to 7%)

LOW | 690 UYU |

AVERAGE | 3,200 UYU |

HIGH | 3,600 UYU |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (5% to 10%)

LOW | 1,900 UYU |

AVERAGE | 6,400 UYU |

HIGH | 9,500 UYU |

Per Month |

18% of total expenses on average (12% to 23%)

LOW | 4,200 UYU |

AVERAGE | 14,000 UYU |

HIGH | 21,000 UYU |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (6% to 12%)

LOW | 1,900 UYU |

AVERAGE | 6,400 UYU |

HIGH | 9,500 UYU |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 1,200 UYU |

AVERAGE | 4,000 UYU |

HIGH | 6,000 UYU |

Per Month |

14% of total expenses on average (11% to 18%)

LOW | 3,200 UYU |

AVERAGE | 11,000 UYU |

HIGH | 17,000 UYU |

Per Month |

12% of total expenses on average (8% to 15%)

LOW | 2,800 UYU |

AVERAGE | 9,500 UYU |

HIGH | 14,000 UYU |

Per Month |

StudentCost of living and expense breaks for students in Uruguay

24% of total expenses on average (18% to 31%)

LOW | 790 UYU |

AVERAGE | 4,800 UYU |

HIGH | 10,000 UYU |

Per Month |

4% of total expenses on average (3% to 7%)

LOW | 130 UYU |

AVERAGE | 790 UYU |

HIGH | 1,700 UYU |

Per Month |

7% of total expenses on average (5% to 9%)

LOW | 230 UYU |

AVERAGE | 1,400 UYU |

HIGH | 3,000 UYU |

Per Month |

20% of total expenses on average (16% to 24%)

LOW | 660 UYU |

AVERAGE | 4,000 UYU |

HIGH | 8,600 UYU |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (3% to 9%)

LOW | 200 UYU |

AVERAGE | 1,200 UYU |

HIGH | 2,600 UYU |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 170 UYU |

AVERAGE | 990 UYU |

HIGH | 2,200 UYU |

Per Month |

19% of total expenses on average (17% to 24%)

LOW | 630 UYU |

AVERAGE | 3,800 UYU |

HIGH | 8,200 UYU |

Per Month |

15% of total expenses on average (12% to 17%)

LOW | 500 UYU |

AVERAGE | 3,000 UYU |

HIGH | 6,500 UYU |

Per Month |

This section breaks down and compares expenses for all population groups: singles, couples, students, and families. If you want to see details for a specific group, please see the previous section. We asked thousands of people about their spending habits and expenditure breaks. Below are the results.

People living in Uruguay typically spend from 26% to 39% of their total monthly expenditure on housing with 31% being the average. The average spend on housing is 14,000 UYU with expenditure ranging from 3,500 UYU and 24,000 UYU. This cost mainly goes for rent but it also includes other accommodation-related expenses. Housing costs are highest for families and lowest for students as expected.

On average, utility expenditure like electricity, water, and gas in Uruguay ranges from 2% to 8% of total expenses with 5% being the the average. The average monthly cost of utilities is 1,900 UYU with 430 UYU and 3,200 UYU being the upper and lower limits.

Fuel consumption and cost of transport depend heavily on whether you live near your work or school, but roughly speaking you would expect to spend from 950 UYU to 6,600 UYU on commuting with 4,000 UYU being the norm for most people in one month. This means that money spent on transport constitutes about 9% of total spending on average but can go as low as 5% or as high as 11%.

The average outlay on groceries in a month in Uruguay is 7,400 UYU. The cost of groceries can range between 1,800 UYU to 13,000 UYU. People spend on average about 17% on food and groceries with upper and lower bounds of 11% and 17% respectively.

People in Uruguay allocate 5% to 12% of their total monthly expenditure to healthcare including health insurance and out-of-pocket medical expenses. The average spending is around 9%. The range of medical expenses range from 930 UYU to 6,500 UYU with 3,800 UYU being the norm.

This category mostly contains discretionary or non-essential expenses but also some non-discretionary spending like furniture for example. The monthly expenses range from 560 UYU to 3,900 UYU with 2,300 UYU being the average. Speaking of percentages, that equates to 2% to 9% of total expenses with an average of 5% for most residents.

Spending on education can vary drastically between different people. While working singles can spend 0% on education, families and students' expenditure can reach up to 22%. On average, education constitutes 9% of the monthly expenditure with 8% and 13% being the lower and upper bounds respectively. The average reported education cost is 4,100 UYU per month with 1,100 UYU being the minimum spent amount and 6,900 UYU being the maximum.