Cost of living in Caracas, Venezuela

Summary of cost of living in Caracas

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 36,040,242 Bs.S.
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 20,431,282 Bs.S.
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List of prices in Caracas, Venezuela. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 97,516 Bs.S.
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 84,579 Bs.S.
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 26,031 Bs.S.
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 13,546 Bs.S.
12 eggs, large 28,471 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 19,310 Bs.S.
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 24,947 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 43,586 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 19,851 Bs.S.
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 15,975 Bs.S.
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 126,034 Bs.S.
2 liters of coca-cola 30,807 Bs.S.
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 11,597 Bs.S.
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 21,412,900 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 7,479,910 Bs.S.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 345,117 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 11,379,200 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 6,047,250 Bs.S.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,483,500 Bs.S.
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 442,802 Bs.S.
40” flat screen tv 5,446,040 Bs.S.
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,090,980 Bs.S.
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 103,732 Bs.S.
Hourly rate for cleaning help 390,396 Bs.S.
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 604,439 Bs.S.
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 918,152 Bs.S.
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 988,987 Bs.S.
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,131,900 Bs.S.
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 118,102,000 Bs.S.
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 7,574 Bs.S.
Monthly ticket public transport 157,695 Bs.S.
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 245,845 Bs.S.
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 122,283 Bs.S.
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 101,600 Bs.S.
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 268,120 Bs.S.
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 47,784 Bs.S.
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 58,011 Bs.S.
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 93,624 Bs.S.
4 rolls of toilet paper 44,959 Bs.S.
Tube of toothpaste 35,642 Bs.S.
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 46,369 Bs.S.
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 353,363 Bs.S.
2 tickets to the movies 134,769 Bs.S.
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 361,991 Bs.S.
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 810,990 Bs.S.
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 118,834 Bs.S.
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 69,784 Bs.S.
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 39,792 Bs.S.
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 3,302,430 Bs.S.
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 3,114 Bs.S.
1 month of gym membership in business district 476,277 Bs.S.
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 52,739 Bs.S.
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 2,295 prices entered by 245 different people.
Latest price update: February 26, 2020

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