Portugal Cost of living

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Cost of living

44% less expensive than United States

You would need around $840.00 (€720.07) 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).


Source: Numbeo

Restaurants

29% 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 $24.84 less in Portugal ($50.16) than in United States ($75.00).

United States
Portugal
Difference
Meal (inexpensive restaurant)
$12.50
(€10.71)
€7.00
($8.16)
-35%
Meal (2 people, mid-range, three-course)
$50.00
(€42.86)
€30.00
($34.99)
-30%
McMeal at McDonalds
$7.00
(€6.00)
€5.50
($6.41)
-8%

Groceries

42% less expensive than in United States

For monthly supply of groceries worth $250.00 in United States you will pay $105.00 less in Portugal ($145.00). If you are an average smoker (1 pack per day), you'll spend $30.52 less on cigarettes each month than in United States.

United States
Portugal
Difference
Milk (1 gallon)
$3.36
(€2.88)
€2.19
($2.55)
-24%
Bread loaf (1 pound)
$2.31
(€1.98)
€0.91
($1.06)
-54%
Rice (1 pound)
$1.69
(€1.44)
€0.36
($0.41)
-75%
Eggs (12-pack)
$2.67
(€2.28)
€1.62
($1.88)
-29%
Cheese (1 pound)
$4.84
(€4.14)
€3.26
($3.80)
-21%
Chicken breasts (1 pound)
$3.94
(€3.37)
€2.37
($2.76)
-30%
Beef round (1 pound)
$5.29
(€4.53)
€3.82
($4.45)
-16%
Apples (1 pound)
$1.91
(€1.63)
€0.59
($0.68)
-63%
Banana (1 pound)
$0.70
(€0.60)
€0.48
($0.55)
-20%
Oranges (1 pound)
$1.77
(€1.51)
€0.46
($0.53)
-69%
Tomato (1 pound)
$1.79
(€1.53)
€0.55
($0.64)
-64%
Potato (1 pound)
$1.16
(€0.99)
€0.30
($0.34)
-69%
Onion (1 pound)
$1.15
(€0.98)
€0.35
($0.40)
-64%
Lettuce (1 head)
$1.55
(€1.32)
€0.83
($0.96)
-37%
Drinks
Cappuccino
$3.86
(€3.30)
€1.16
($1.35)
-65%
Coca-Cola/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle)
$1.72
(€1.47)
€1.15
($1.34)
-22%
Water bottle (1.5 liter bottle)
$1.76
(€1.50)
€0.52
($0.60)
-65%
Wine (bottle, mid-range)
$12.00
(€10.28)
€4.00
($4.66)
-61%
Beer (0.5 liter bottle)
$2.06
(€1.76)
€0.90
($1.04)
-49%
Other
Cigarettes (pack, Marlboro)
$6.50
(€5.57)
€4.70
($5.48)
-16%

Transportation

37% less expensive than in United States

While using public transportation in Portugal using the monthly pass you'll end up paying $28.45 less than in United States. However, if you will be driving a car 20 mi on average each work-day, each month you'll spend $53.41 more on gasoline than in United States.

United States
Portugal
Difference
One-way ticket (local transportation)
$2.25
(€1.92)
€1.50
($1.74)
-22%
Monthly pass (local transportation)
$70.00
(€60.00)
€35.62
($41.55)
-41%
Taxi (start)
$3.00
(€2.57)
€3.40
($3.96)
+32%
Taxi (1 mile)
$2.60
(€2.22)
€0.80
($0.93)
-64%
Taxi (1 hour wait)
$29.25
(€25.07)
€14.80
($17.26)
-41%
Gasoline (1 gallon)
$2.23
(€1.91)
€5.29
($6.17)
+180%

Entertainment & shopping

18% more expensive than in United States
United States
Portugal
Difference
Gym membership (monthly)
$37.29
(€31.96)
€36.61
($42.70)
+15%
Cinema ticket
$11.00
(€9.42)
€6.00
($6.99)
-36%
Shopping
Jeans
$41.70
(€35.74)
€77.17
($90.02)
+116%
Summer dress (chain store)
$34.97
(€29.97)
€28.08
($32.75)
-6%
Nike running shoes
$73.69
(€63.16)
€69.55
($81.13)
+10%
Men leather business shoes
$91.83
(€78.71)
€77.64
($90.57)
-1%

Accommodation

55% lower rent than in United States

To buy an 915ft2 apartment in Portugal city centre you will need $164,067.65 which is $26,821.10 less than in United States ($190,888.75), however to buy one outside of the city centre you will need $110,691.60 which is $21,666.15 less than in United States ($132,357.75).

Rent (per month)
United States
Portugal
Difference
Apartment (1 bedroom) in city centre
$1,196.61
(€1,025.76)
€453.94
($529.54)
-56%
Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre
$911.66
(€781.50)
€320.97
($374.42)
-59%
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centre
$1,963.44
(€1,683.11)
€828.05
($965.96)
-51%
Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside of centre
$1,485.74
(€1,273.61)
€562.78
($656.51)
-56%
Buy
Apartment in city centre (price per ft2)
$208.63
(€178.84)
€153.72
($179.32)
-14%
Apartment outside of centre (price per ft2)
$144.66
(€124.00)
€103.71
($120.98)
-16%

Utilities

43% less expensive than in United States
United States
Portugal
Difference
Mobile call per minute (prepaid)
$0.11
(€0.090)
€0.16
($0.18)
+78%
Internet (monthly)
$52.00
(€44.57)
€25.32
($29.53)
-43%

Salary

68% lower than in United States
United States
Portugal
Difference
Salary (net after tax)
$2,900.77
(€2,486.62)
€799.92
($933.14)
-68%
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Restless migrant
2 months ago
I strongly suggest to avoid restaurants and ice cream shops located in very city center, especially those belonging to most famous places, like Piazzale Michelangelo, Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio: poor quality but very expensive. If you want to try something good and typical, i suggest to go to the upper floor restaurants in Mercati Generali in San Lorenzo: adequate price and good quality.
Source: visitflorence.com