Portugal Cost of living

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Cost of living

41% less expensive than United States

You would need around $885.01 (€719.69) in Portugal to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with $1,500.00 in United States (assuming you rent a place to live in both cities). This assumes net earnings (after income tax).


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Restaurants

25% less expensive than in United States

If you eat out 4x a week in an inexpensive, and 1x a week in a mid-range restaurant you will pay $22.13 less in Portugal ($52.87) than in United States ($75.00).

United States
Portugal
Difference
Meal (inexpensive restaurant)
$12.50
(€10.16)
$8.60
(€7.00)
-31%
Meal (2 people, mid-range, three-course)
$50.00
(€40.66)
$36.89
(€30.00)
-26%
McMeal at McDonalds
$7.00
(€5.69)
$6.76
(€5.50)
-3%

Groceries

39% less expensive than in United States

For monthly supply of groceries worth $250.00 in United States you will pay $97.50 less in Portugal ($152.50). If you are an average smoker (1 pack per day), you'll spend $21.62 less on cigarettes each month than in United States.

United States
Portugal
Difference
Milk (1 gallon)
$3.36
(€2.73)
$2.69
(€2.19)
-19%
Bread loaf (1 pound)
$2.31
(€1.87)
$1.11
(€0.91)
-51%
Rice (1 pound)
$1.69
(€1.37)
$0.44
(€0.36)
-73%
Eggs (12-pack)
$2.67
(€2.17)
$1.99
(€1.62)
-25%
Cheese (1 pound)
$4.84
(€3.93)
$4.00
(€3.26)
-17%
Chicken breasts (1 pound)
$3.94
(€3.20)
$2.91
(€2.37)
-26%
Beef round (1 pound)
$5.29
(€4.30)
$4.69
(€3.82)
-11%
Apples (1 pound)
$1.91
(€1.55)
$0.72
(€0.59)
-62%
Banana (1 pound)
$0.70
(€0.56)
$0.59
(€0.48)
-16%
Oranges (1 pound)
$1.77
(€1.43)
$0.56
(€0.46)
-68%
Tomato (1 pound)
$1.79
(€1.45)
$0.67
(€0.55)
-62%
Potato (1 pound)
$1.16
(€0.94)
$0.36
(€0.30)
-67%
Onion (1 pound)
$1.15
(€0.93)
$0.43
(€0.35)
-62%
Lettuce (1 head)
$1.55
(€1.26)
$1.02
(€0.83)
-34%
Drinks
Cappuccino
$3.86
(€3.13)
$1.42
(€1.16)
-63%
Coca-Cola/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle)
$1.72
(€1.39)
$1.41
(€1.15)
-17%
Water bottle (1.5 liter bottle)
$1.76
(€1.43)
$0.63
(€0.52)
-64%
Wine (bottle, mid-range)
$12.00
(€9.75)
$4.91
(€4.00)
-59%
Beer (0.5 liter bottle)
$2.06
(€1.67)
$1.10
(€0.90)
-46%
Other
Cigarettes (pack, Marlboro)
$6.50
(€5.28)
$5.77
(€4.70)
-11%

Transportation

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Entertainment & shopping

25% more expensive than in United States
United States
Portugal
Difference
Gym membership (monthly)
$37.29
(€30.32)
$45.01
(€36.61)
+21%
Cinema ticket
$11.00
(€8.94)
$7.37
(€6.00)
-33%
Shopping
Jeans
$41.70
(€33.91)
$94.89
(€77.17)
+128%
Summer dress (chain store)
$34.97
(€28.43)
$34.52
(€28.08)
-1%
Nike running shoes
$73.69
(€59.92)
$85.52
(€69.55)
+16%
Men leather business shoes
$91.83
(€74.67)
$95.47
(€77.64)
+4%

Accommodation

52% lower rent than in United States

To buy an 915ft2 apartment in Portugal city centre you will need $172,949.47 which is $17,939.28 less than in United States ($190,888.75), however to buy one outside of the city centre you will need $116,683.90 which is $15,673.85 less than in United States ($132,357.75).

Rent (per month)
United States
Portugal
Difference
Apartment (1 bedroom) in city centre
$1,196.61
(€973.09)
$558.21
(€453.94)
-53%
Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre
$911.66
(€741.36)
$394.69
(€320.97)
-57%
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centre
$1,963.44
(€1,596.68)
$1,018.25
(€828.05)
-48%
Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside of centre
$1,485.74
(€1,208.21)
$692.05
(€562.78)
-53%
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Apartment in city centre (price per ft2)
$208.63
(€169.65)
$189.02
(€153.72)
-9%
Apartment outside of centre (price per ft2)
$144.66
(€117.63)
$127.53
(€103.71)
-12%

Utilities

40% less expensive than in United States
United States
Portugal
Difference
Mobile call per minute (prepaid)
$0.11
(€0.080)
$0.19
(€0.16)
+100%
Internet (monthly)
$52.00
(€42.28)
$31.13
(€25.32)
-40%

Salary

66% lower than in United States
United States
Portugal
Difference
Salary (net after tax)
$2,900.77
(€2,358.92)
$983.66
(€799.92)
-66%
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