Cost of Living Comparison

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Virginia is 65.8% more expensive than Portugal.

If you lived in Virginia instead of Portugal, you would:
local_dining

pay 32.2% more for restaurants

  Portugal help_outline Virginia help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $9.35
€8.20
$14.79 +58.1%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$7.48
€6.56
$7.46 -0.3%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.55
€1.36
$1.97 +26.8%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $1.13
€0.99
$1.63 +44.1%
Average +32.2%

Portugal vs. Virginia - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 2.1 times more for groceries

  Portugal help_outline Virginia help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$1.27
€1.12
$2.91 +128.6%
Local cheese (8 oz) $4.24
€3.72
$5.88 +38.7%
Milk (1 gallon) $2.85
€2.50
$3.25 +13.7%
Eggs
1 dozen
$1.99
€1.75
$2.12 +6.5%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $2.81
€2.46
$4.40 +56.6%
Apples (1 lb) $0.81
€0.71
$2.22 +174.3%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.60
€0.53
$0.69 +15.2%
Oranges (1 lb) $0.65
€0.57
$1.99 +203.8%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $0.76
€0.66
$2.27 +200.1%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.49
€0.43
$1.32 +168.4%
Onions (1 lb) $0.56
€0.49
$1.41 +152.8%
Average +105.3%

Portugal vs. Virginia - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 21.1% more for transportation

  Portugal help_outline Virginia help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $6.85
€6.01
$2.34 -65.8%
Monthly public transit pass $41.30
€36.22
$98.84 +139.3%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $28,767.32
€25,226.09
$22,780.20 -20.8%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $11.05
€9.69
$14.56 +31.7%
Average +21.1%

Portugal vs. Virginia - Cost of transportation
home

pay 81.1% more for housing

  Portugal help_outline Virginia help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$41.47
€36.37
$72.65 +75.2%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $627.98
€550.68
$1,314.50 +109.3%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $500.38
€438.79
$1,100.97 +120.0%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$97.00
€85.06
$116.37 +20.0%
Average +81.1%

Portugal vs. Virginia - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 2.5 times more for childcare

  Portugal help_outline Virginia help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $395.49
€346.81
$1,073.96 +171.6%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $7,841.67
€6,876.37
$18,077.65 +130.5%
Average +151.1%

Portugal vs. Virginia - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 79.2% more for entertainment and sports

  Portugal help_outline Virginia help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $2.12
€1.86
$5.08 +140.2%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $1.55
€1.36
$4.30 +176.8%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$6.01
€5.27
$6.61 +10.0%
Monthly membership at local gym $41.36
€36.27
$45.82 +10.8%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $7.96
€6.98
$12.60 +58.4%
Average +79.2%

Portugal vs. Virginia - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 9.7% less for clothing

  Portugal help_outline Virginia help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$82.06
€71.96
$42.76 -47.9%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$34.14
€29.94
$35.80 +4.9%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$78.30
€68.66
$77.25 -1.3%
Men's business shoes (leather) $90.69
€79.53
$95.57 +5.4%
Average -9.7%

Portugal vs. Virginia - Cost of clothing
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