How Much Does It Cost to Live In Curitiba?

Curitiba, Brazil is a place where a high quality of life is in a prefect balance with a reasonable cost of living.

Average living expenses in Curitiba are significantly lower compared to other Brazilian cities, especially in the housing market and clothes.

It is true that moving to Curitiba might decrease your daily costs of living, but only if you are currently living in a more developed city.

Curitiba has a lot to offer and that is why it is frequently among the top destinations for relocation.

Cost of Living Index:


Curitiba is famous for its urban lifestyle and restaurants and bars are crucial part of this.

People who love eating out might find Curitiba an expensive destination, being that meals can be paid only $5 per person.

However, the quality of the food paid $5 cannot be compared to the quality of the meals paid in more prominent restaurants.



A market shopping is a perfect solution if you are eager to save some money and at the same time provide yourself with more or less everything you need for the entire month.

Buying groceries at the supermarket at the regular prices might make a huge hole in your budget, due to the fact that the most money is spent on that.



All in all, either driving or taking public transport for commuting, it will take you about 17% of the monthly salary, which is not little as compared to 18% given for the rent.

Actually, gasoline price is high which affects the cost of monthly tickets.



Unlike Brasilia and Campinas, utilities are more expensive in Curitiba.

The difference in prices is not so high, but it still exists and can affect the monthly budget.

Again, around $100 per month would be enough to cover basic services if you do not exaggerate in spending.

Sports and leisure


People who are fond of sports would ask how much it costs to rent a tennis court or exercise in the gym in Curitiba.

Actually, Brazil is quite expensive when tennis courts are in question and the same situation is in Curitiba.

Other means of entertainment are not too expensive.

Clothing and shoes


Are you interested in buying designer clothes that are less expensive than in your country?

Curitiba is the right place for you, as most of the clothing items can be found at affordable prices, even though they are not discounted.

It is a heaven for shoppers, but still not much money is spent on that.

Rent per month


Finding a place to live and affording a well-furnished apartment is a difficult task.

In Curitiba, you can rent a one-bedroom apartment in the city center at the price of $300 or save $100 by renting the same size flat away from the center.

It all depends on your preferences.

Cost of Living Averages Table for Curitiba

Average Restaurant Prices
Meal (Inexpensive Restaurant) $5.06
Domestic Beer (0.5 Liter) $1.73
Water (0.33 Liter) $0.65
Average Market Prices
Milk (1 Liter) $3.13
Loaf Bread (500g) $1.36
Eggs (12) $1.31
Average Transport Prices
One Way Ticket $1.13
Monthly Pass $49.84
Gasoline $4.20
Average Utilities Prices
Basic (Water, Electricity, Garbage, Heating, Cooling) $72.35
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local $0.35
Internet (Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) $37.31
Average Leisure Prices
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult $26.45
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour) $24.32
Cinema, 1 Seat, International Release $6.66
Average Clothing Prices
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Comparable) $49.18
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, etc...) $39.16
1 Pair of Adidas Walking Shoes (Mid-Range) $81.06
Average Rent Prices
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Center $306.38
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Center $217.48
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Center $527.97

How Does the Average Person Spend Their Money in Curitiba?

Considering the fact that the majority of Curitiba citizens possess their own houses and apartments, not much of the monthly budget is given for the rent.

The rent is paid by those who cannot afford buying their own property.

As in every city, food is of utmost importance for life, so there has to be enough money for that.

It is interesting that more money is spent in restaurants than on utilities, probably due to the low prices of services in Curitiba.


Curitiba: Average Salary, Minimum Wage & Mortgages

There is a distinction between the minimum and average salary in Curitiba.

It is estimated that $288, the amount that workers get, is enough to cover the monthly expenses of one person.

But, in case you have to provide for the whole family, this is below minimum.

People with the average earnings have enough to pay all the bills and treat themselves with some entertainment or enjoyment.

Mortgage rates are also high which unable people purchase their places for living.

Average Salary$452.02
Minimum Wage$288.4
Mortgage Interest Rate10.28%

Cost of Living by City in Brazil

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City Cost of Living Index
Belo Horizonte 40.48
Brasilia 44.02
Campinas 44.45
Curitiba 38.34
Florianopolis 40.26
Porto Alegre 40.56
Recife 40.67
Rio de Janeiro 44.12
Sao Paulo 44.16

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