Cost of living in Caracas, Venezuela

Summary of cost of living in Caracas

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $2,697
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $1,182
  • Cost of living in Caracas is more expensive than in 79% of cities in Latin America (10 out of 42)
  • Cost of living in Caracas is cheaper than in 66% of cities in the World (176 out of 268)
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List of prices in Caracas
Current as of May 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $15
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $10
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $2.90
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.92
12 eggs, large $2.88
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $1.61
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $2.81
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $5.44
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.76
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $1.43
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $8
2 liters of coca-cola $2.44
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.39
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $885
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $493
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $48
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $414
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $327
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $41
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $36
40” flat screen tv $356
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $167
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $4.55
Hourly rate for cleaning help $17
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $44
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $32
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $106
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $86
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $33,040
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.51
Monthly ticket public transport $28
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $22
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $5.46
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $7
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $36
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $5.32
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $4.37
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.14
4 rolls of toilet paper $1.79
Tube of toothpaste $2.72
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $16
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $23
2 tickets to the movies $10
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $76
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $46
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $12
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $3.28
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $1.59
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $688
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.06
1 month of gym membership in business district $42
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $4.12
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,187 prices entered by 119 different people.
Latest price update: May 26, 2022

Caracas position in our World Ranking

the world
176th
out of 268
latin america
10th
out of 42

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