Cost of living in Asunción, Paraguay

Summary of cost of living in Asunción

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 11,573,603 Gs
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 5,391,177 Gs
  • Asunción is the cheapest city in Latin America (34 out of 34)
  • Cost of living in Asunción is cheaper than in 97% of cities in the World (194 out of 200)

List of prices in Asunción, Paraguay. Current as of Jan 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 43,810 Gs
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 30,796 Gs
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 9,859 Gs
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 5,167 Gs
12 eggs, large 11,066 Gs
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 9,531 Gs
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 14,852 Gs
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 9,672 Gs
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 6,611 Gs
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 6,100 Gs
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 35,138 Gs
2 liters of coca-cola 10,840 Gs
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2,220 Gs
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 4,450,240 Gs
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 2,094,690 Gs
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 352,035 Gs
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 3,213,990 Gs
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,908,190 Gs
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 288,233 Gs
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 81,978 Gs
40” flat screen tv 1,793,230 Gs
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 673,100 Gs
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 20,911 Gs
Hourly rate for cleaning help 14,349 Gs
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 273,432 Gs
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 146,100 Gs
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 374,912 Gs
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 290,834 Gs
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 84,121,400 Gs
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5,977 Gs
Monthly ticket public transport 154,652 Gs
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 102,251 Gs
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 30,526 Gs
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 39,244 Gs
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 111,610 Gs
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 26,882 Gs
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 16,399 Gs
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 23,753 Gs
4 rolls of toilet paper 5,863 Gs
Tube of toothpaste 8,915 Gs
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 44,782 Gs
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 78,661 Gs
2 tickets to the movies 70,469 Gs
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 147,771 Gs
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 135,359 Gs
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 25,231 Gs
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 21,301 Gs
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 8,800 Gs
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 3,293,990 Gs
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1,118 Gs
1 month of gym membership in business district 222,815 Gs
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 11,043 Gs
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 579 prices entered by 48 different people.
Latest price update: January 16, 2021

Asunción position in our World Ranking

the world
194th
out of 200
latin america
34th
out of 34

Cheapest and most expensive products in Asunción compared to other cities:

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2nd
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the world
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the world
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the world
3rd

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