Cost of living in Caracas, Venezuela

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Latest price update: February 27, 2015.
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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district Bs 231
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Bs 197
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Bs 104
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Bs 37
12 eggs, large Bs 61
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Bs 73
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Bs 185
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Bs 117
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes Bs 58
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Bs 34
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Bs 350
2 liters of Coca-Cola Bs 49
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Bs 20
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Bs 31,984
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Bs 556
Internet 8MB (1 month) Bs 667
40” flat screen TV Bs 39,636
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt Bs 5,555
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Bs 194
Hourly rate for cleaning help Bs 100
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Bs 2,765
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) Bs 1,615
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) Bs 4,400
1 pair of leather business shoes Bs 3,136
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new Bs 703,918
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Bs 1.79
Monthly ticket public transport Bs 297
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) Bs 304
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) Bs 80
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Bs 108
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Bs 33
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Bs 65
4 rolls of toilet paper Bs 30
Tube of toothpaste Bs 39
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Bs 191
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Bs 1,042
2 tickets to the movies Bs 239
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Bs 817
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert Bs 1,955
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Bs 169
Capuccino in expat area of the city Bs 40
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Bs 65
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 1,414
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Bs 61

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