Cost of living in Barquisimeto, Venezuela

Summary of cost of living in Barquisimeto

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 19,750,082 Bs.S.
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 6,981,673 Bs.S.
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 141,371 Bs.S.
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 77,979 Bs.S.
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 27,275 Bs.S.
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 15,793 Bs.S.
12 eggs, large 16,533 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 16,653 Bs.S.
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 44,349 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 53,485 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 16,170 Bs.S.
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 23,371 Bs.S.
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 150,223 Bs.S.
2 liters of coca-cola 19,438 Bs.S.
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 19,445 Bs.S.
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 4,000,000 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 2,000,000 Bs.S.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 2,000,000 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,000,000 Bs.S.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio -
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 51,950 Bs.S.
40” flat screen tv 3,954,400 Bs.S.
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,372,640 Bs.S.
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 75,063 Bs.S.
Hourly rate for cleaning help 30,000 Bs.S.
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 479,246 Bs.S.
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 310,377 Bs.S.
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,163,520 Bs.S.
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,402,510 Bs.S.
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas -
Monthly ticket public transport 100,000 Bs.S.
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 297,584 Bs.S.
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 70,000 Bs.S.
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 100,000 Bs.S.
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 188,050 Bs.S.
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 30,880 Bs.S.
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 32,272 Bs.S.
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 99,403 Bs.S.
4 rolls of toilet paper 29,349 Bs.S.
Tube of toothpaste 21,038 Bs.S.
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 55,189 Bs.S.
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 200,000 Bs.S.
2 tickets to the movies 40,880 Bs.S.
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 400,000 Bs.S.
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 459,749 Bs.S.
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 93,774 Bs.S.
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 15,440 Bs.S.
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 32,469 Bs.S.
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district 142,452 Bs.S.
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 25,000 Bs.S.
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 162 prices entered by 12 different people.
Latest price update: February 22, 2020

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