Campinas is not such a famous city in Brazil, but it is still crowded with tourists who after some time spent there decide to relocate and extend their amazement with this city.
Living here can be either wonderful or unbearable.
How you are going to feel depends mostly on how much income you have and whether it is enough to cover all the expenses.
Those who earn the average amount of money would definitely consider living in Campinas amazing and thrilling experience.
The city of Campinas is filled with bars and restaurants from all over the world, and there is something for everyone’s taste and budget.
They are less expensive than in Brasilia, but those more prominent ones are only affordable for people earning above the average salaries or getting their wages from other countries.
Even though you like visiting nice bars and restaurants to dine out, you will need to prepare something yourself and that is the moment you will need some groceries.
To save some money on this, it is suggested to buy foodstuff at local markets where they are fresh and more affordable.
How much you will be spending on transportation will vary largely, depending on what part of the city your job is located and whether it is far away from your place.
Monthly tickets for public transport can be found at reasonable prices of $50, or you can choose driving and paying above $4 for a gallon of gasoline.
If there are things are cheaper in Campinas than in the rest of the world, that would definitely be utilities.
Basic services which include the Internet access would not cost more than $100.
Again, all this depends on your lifestyle, size of the apartment and number of family members.
SPORTS & LEISURE
When it comes to entertainment, lots of interesting events are going on in Campinas and they are becoming more frequent and of better quality than they used to be.
Tennis lovers would find renting a tennis court far too expensive than in many other cities around the world.
CLOTHING & SHOES
Even though clothes are less expensive than in many cities around the world, people of Campinas do not spend too much money on it.
Nevertheless, people who come from other countries would find it very affordable.
Running shoes are the most expensive, while jeans and dresses can be found at reasonable prices.
RENT PER MONTH
Rent prices in Campinas are too expensive, no matter if you live alone or with your family.
What is always advisable to newcomers is to rent a house or apartment which is not in the city center so as to save some money.
The difference in prices is significant and can be used for some other expenses.
Cost of Living Averages Table for Campinas
|Average Restaurant Prices|
|Meal (Inexpensive Restaurant)||$ 6.66|
|Domestic Beer (0.5 Liter)||$ 2.13|
|Water (0.33 Liter)||$ 0.90||Average Market Prices|
|Milk (1 Liter)||$ 3.37|
|Loaf Bread (500g)||$ 1.60|
|Eggs (12)||$ 1.90||Average Transport Prices|
|One Way Ticket||$ 1.20|
|Monthly Pass||$ 56.24|
|Gasoline||$ 4.22||Average Utilities Prices|
|Basic (Water, Electricity, Garbage, Heating, Cooling)||$ 66.32|
|1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local||$ 0.44|
|Internet (Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)||$ 29.68||Average Leisure Prices|
|Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult||$ 31.39|
|Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour)||$ 22.21|
|Cinema, 1 Seat, International Release||$ 7.33||Average Clothing Prices|
|1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Comparable)||$ 57.25|
|1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, etc...)||$ 39.50|
|1 Pair of Adidas Walking Shoes (Mid-Range)||$ 88.41||Average Rent Prices|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Center||$ 326.97|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Center||$ 247.51|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Center||$ 698.36|
How Does the Average Person Spend Their Money in Campinas?
It is true that as a newcomer it would be difficult to adjust to new surrounding, culture, people and way of life even though you are earning enough.
However, if you get acquainted with the monthly spending of the citizens of the place you are coming to, you will be able to make plans in advance and distribute your income proportionally to all the categories.
First things that have to be paid are food and rent and most of the money is given for that.
Restaurants and transportation take the second place while sports and clothing are of the least importance to the consumers.
Campinas: Average Salary, Minimum Wage & Mortgages
It is important to note the difference between the average and minimum salary in Campinas.
This is not unusual for Brazil, as that is the case in most cities.
Unfortunately, it is very difficult to have normal living conditions if you are earning less money for the whole month work than the price you need to pay for the rent.
The high mortgage interest rates which exceed $11 do not allow many people to own a property in Campinas.
Only those who earn the average or above average would be able to have decent living there.
Cost of Living by City in Brazil
*Click the name of the city for more information.
|City||Cost of Living Index|
|Rio de Janeiro||44.12|