Cost of living in Caracas, Venezuela

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district Bs 609
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Bs 494
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Bs 247
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Bs 70
12 eggs, large Bs 96
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Bs 116
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Bs 367
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Bs 117
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes Bs 103
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Bs 49
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Bs 350
2 liters of Coca-Cola Bs 118
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Bs 48
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Bs 53,997
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Bs 1,006
Internet 8MB (1 month) Bs 687
40” flat screen TV Bs 51,342
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt Bs 6,528
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Bs 263
Hourly rate for cleaning help Bs 232
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Bs 5,061
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) Bs 776
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) Bs 4,400
1 pair of leather business shoes Bs 5,162
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new Bs 998,146
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Bs 2.41
Monthly ticket public transport Bs 396
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) Bs 213
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Bs 117
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Bs 172
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Bs 221
4 rolls of toilet paper Bs 64
Tube of toothpaste Bs 42
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Bs 484
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Bs 1,716
2 tickets to the movies Bs 602
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Bs 1,922
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert Bs 3,428
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Bs 377
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Bs 84
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Bs 165
iPod nano 16GB Bs 9,793
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Bs 6
1 month of gym membership in business district Bs 2,786
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Bs 187
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 4,702 prices entered by 339 different people.
Latest price update: September 02, 2015.

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