Cost of living in Caracas, Venezuela

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Latest price update: October 24, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district Bs 190
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Bs 172
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Bs 88
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Bs 26
12 eggs, large Bs 58
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Bs 50
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Bs 117
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Bs 118
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes Bs 47
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Bs 26
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Bs 313
2 liters of Coca-Cola Bs 38
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Bs 14
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Bs 29,169
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Bs 427
Internet 8MB (1 month) Bs 488
40” flat screen TV Bs 34,136
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt Bs 5,067
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Bs 104
Hourly rate for cleaning help Bs 100
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Bs 2,517
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) Bs 1,460
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) Bs 3,375
1 pair of leather business shoes Bs 2,813
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new Bs 630,892
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Bs 1.51
Monthly ticket public transport Bs 201
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) Bs 198
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) Bs 78
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Bs 90
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Bs 31
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Bs 45
4 rolls of toilet paper Bs 24
Tube of toothpaste Bs 22
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Bs 148
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Bs 810
2 tickets to the movies Bs 183
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Bs 674
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert Bs 1,526
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Bs 150
Capuccino in expat area of the city Bs 38
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Bs 42
iPod nano 16GB Bs 5,172
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Bs 2.23
1 month of gym membership in business district Bs 1,116
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes Bs 46

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