Cost of living in Caracas, Venezuela

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district Bs 499
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Bs 476
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Bs 216
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 319
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 42
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Bs 350
2 liters of Coca-Cola Bs 112
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Bs 46
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Bs 47,474
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Bs 1,333
Internet 8MB (1 month) Bs 664
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 107
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 1.60
Monthly ticket public transport Bs 550
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) Bs 212
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) Bs 191
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Bs 117
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Bs 112
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Bs 200
4 rolls of toilet paper Bs 70
Tube of toothpaste Bs 56
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Bs 433
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Bs 1,716
2 tickets to the movies Bs 713
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Bs 1,472
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert Bs 3,704
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Bs 347
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Bs 79
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Bs 134
iPod nano 16GB Bs 9,793
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Bs 2.02
1 month of gym membership in business district Bs 3,035
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Bs 185
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 4,624 prices entered by 327 different people.
Latest price update: July 31, 2015.

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