Cost of living in Caracas, Venezuela

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Bs 580
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Bs 302
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Bs 135
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Bs 13
12 eggs, large Bs 22
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Bs 94
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Bs 285
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Bs 88
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Bs 62
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Bs 31
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Bs 207
2 liters of Coca-Cola Bs 8
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Bs 30
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Bs 36,739
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Bs 36,096
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Bs 3,171
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Bs 24,607
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Bs 19,969
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Bs 2,631
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Bs 899
40” flat screen TV Bs 33,779
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Bs 5,142
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Bs 196
Hourly rate for cleaning help Bs 549
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Bs 3,067
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Bs 726
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Bs 2,437
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Bs 3,011
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Bs 771,330
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Bs 9
Monthly ticket public transport Bs 469
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Bs 35
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Bs 182
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Bs 290
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Bs 1,601
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Bs 115
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Bs 85
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Bs 111
4 rolls of toilet paper Bs 43
Tube of toothpaste Bs 61
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Bs 547
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Bs 1,337
2 tickets to the movies Bs 727
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Bs 1,861
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Bs 2,387
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Bs 309
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Bs 77
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Bs 123
iPod nano 16GB Bs 4,629
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Bs 1.73
1 month of gym membership in business district Bs 1,679
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Bs 208
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 4,200 prices entered by 357 different people.
Latest price update: February 22, 2017.

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