Cost of living in Asunción, Paraguay

Summary of cost of living in Asunción

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 11,889,754 Gs
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 5,395,144 Gs
  • Asunción is the 3rd cheapest city in Latin America (45 out of 47)
  • Cost of living in Asunción is cheaper than in 96% of cities in the World (271 out of 283)

List of prices in Asunción, Paraguay. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 31,982 Gs
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 28,438 Gs
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 8,760 Gs
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4,928 Gs
12 eggs, large 11,192 Gs
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 9,004 Gs
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 17,989 Gs
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 9,954 Gs
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 6,091 Gs
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 5,117 Gs
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 37,191 Gs
2 liters of coca-cola 10,129 Gs
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2,809 Gs
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 3,910,930 Gs
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 2,587,900 Gs
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 379,059 Gs
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 2,331,380 Gs
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,485,880 Gs
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 293,696 Gs
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 178,112 Gs
40” flat screen tv 2,030,480 Gs
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 667,098 Gs
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 29,487 Gs
Hourly rate for cleaning help 17,203 Gs
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 301,970 Gs
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 236,044 Gs
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 479,435 Gs
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 343,760 Gs
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 88,284,400 Gs
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 6,096 Gs
Monthly ticket public transport 142,961 Gs
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 109,667 Gs
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 28,870 Gs
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 44,052 Gs
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 115,691 Gs
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 30,787 Gs
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 18,412 Gs
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 23,279 Gs
4 rolls of toilet paper 7,261 Gs
Tube of toothpaste 8,386 Gs
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 49,135 Gs
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 89,425 Gs
2 tickets to the movies 72,041 Gs
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 174,354 Gs
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 141,697 Gs
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 27,480 Gs
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 13,162 Gs
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 6,895 Gs
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 3,189,440 Gs
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1,071 Gs
1 month of gym membership in business district 201,732 Gs
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 10,904 Gs
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 721 prices entered by 60 different people.
Latest price update: January 27, 2020

Asunción position in our World Ranking

the world
271st
out of 283
latin america
45th
out of 47

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

the world
1st
the world
4th
the world
4th
the world
5th
the world
5th
latin america
1st

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