Cost of living in Caracas, Venezuela

List of prices in Caracas, Venezuela. Current as of Apr 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 13,290 Bs.S.
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 13,499 Bs.S.
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 4,055 Bs.S.
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 5,613 Bs.S.
12 eggs, large 3,685 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2,818 Bs.S.
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 12,439 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 19,237 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 3,482 Bs.S.
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 4,386 Bs.S.
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 22,233 Bs.S.
2 liters of Coca-Cola 3,093 Bs.S.
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2,063 Bs.S.
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,609,970 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,529,310 Bs.S.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 60,000 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,053,830 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 608,126 Bs.S.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 77,546 Bs.S.
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 62,181 Bs.S.
40” flat screen TV 893,658 Bs.S.
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 331,443 Bs.S.
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 6,667 Bs.S.
Hourly rate for cleaning help 14,351 Bs.S.
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 80,000 Bs.S.
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 88,795 Bs.S.
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 150,000 Bs.S.
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 162,995 Bs.S.
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 50,893,200 Bs.S.
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 343 Bs.S.
Monthly ticket public transport 50,000 Bs.S.
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) 4,000 Bs.S.
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 40,000 Bs.S.
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 41,284 Bs.S.
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 12,799 Bs.S.
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 3,270 Bs.S.
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 5,114 Bs.S.
4 rolls of toilet paper 7,910 Bs.S.
Tube of toothpaste 1,523 Bs.S.
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 11,258 Bs.S.
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 22,411 Bs.S.
2 tickets to the movies 14,394 Bs.S.
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 124,355 Bs.S.
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 78,905 Bs.S.
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 15,000 Bs.S.
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 4,828 Bs.S.
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 3,436 Bs.S.
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 360,914 Bs.S.
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 100 Bs.S.
1 month of gym membership in business district 44,270 Bs.S.
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 5,575 Bs.S.
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 742 prices entered by 100 different people.
Latest price update: April 10, 2019

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