Cost of living in Barquisimeto, Venezuela

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Bs 457,000
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Bs 350,000
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Bs 408,000
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Bs 197,120
12 eggs, large Bs 207,680
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Bs 105,600
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Bs 362,000
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Bs 500,000
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Bs 300,000
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Bs 60,000
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Bs 250
2 liters of Coca-Cola Bs 460,000
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Bs 141,000
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Bs 15,000,000
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Bs 10,000,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Bs 2,000,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Bs 150,000,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Bs 50,000,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Bs 3,000,000
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Bs 712,000
40” flat screen TV Bs 90,000,000
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Bs 50,000,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Bs 3,000,000
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) -
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Bs 10,000,000
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Bs 10,000,000
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Bs 20,000,000
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Bs 300,000,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Bs 4.50
Monthly ticket public transport -
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Bs 200,000
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Bs 1,488,000
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Bs 82
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Bs 375,000
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Bs 1,200,000
4 rolls of toilet paper Bs 800,000
Tube of toothpaste Bs 250,000
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city -
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Bs 600,000
2 tickets to the movies Bs 250,000
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Bs 1,200,000
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Bs 107
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Bs 200,000
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Bs 15
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Bs 1.33
1 month of gym membership in business district Bs 1,502
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Bs 50
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 197 prices entered by 15 different people.
Latest price update: April 19, 2018.

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