Cost of living in Caracas, Venezuela

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,926 prices entered by 253 different people.
Latest price update: July 29, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district Bs 181
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Bs 160
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Bs 82
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Bs 20
12 eggs, large Bs 56
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Bs 40
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Bs 108
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Bs 123
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes Bs 50
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Bs 22
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Bs 313
2 liters of Coca-Cola Bs 37
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Bs 13
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Bs 30,295
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Bs 398
Internet 8MB (1 month) Bs 471
40” flat screen TV Bs 29,798
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt Bs 4,333
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Bs 75
Hourly rate for cleaning help Bs 112
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Bs 2,218
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 2,679
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new Bs 549,414
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Bs 1.51
Monthly ticket public transport Bs 253
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) Bs 194
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) Bs 75
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Bs 79
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Bs 28
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Bs 41
4 rolls of toilet paper Bs 25
Tube of toothpaste Bs 22
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Bs 170
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Bs 740
2 tickets to the movies Bs 178
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Bs 552
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert Bs 1,423
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Bs 158
Capuccino in expat area of the city Bs 38
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Bs 36
iPod nano 16GB Bs 4,198
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Bs 2.32
1 month of gym membership in business district Bs 1,010
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes Bs 45

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