Cost of living in Caracas, Venezuela

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Bs 715,312
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Bs 572,106
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Bs 417,556
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Bs 159,635
12 eggs, large Bs 335,137
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Bs 233,521
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Bs 496,645
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Bs 632,396
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Bs 166,628
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Bs 147,117
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Bs 2,094,820
2 liters of Coca-Cola Bs 201,256
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Bs 118,404
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Bs 137,489,000
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Bs 463,199,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Bs 15,000,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Bs 255,635,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Bs 317,832,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Bs 11,672,900
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Bs 1,000,000
40” flat screen TV Bs 44,936,700
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Bs 19,057,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Bs 1,715,390
Hourly rate for cleaning help Bs 6,210,000
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Bs 7,866,030
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Bs 6,494,330
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Bs 21,026,600
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Bs 22,521,300
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Bs 2,008,310,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Bs 100,000
Monthly ticket public transport Bs 2,000,000
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Bs 3,047,570
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Bs 773,654
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Bs 2,823,080
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Bs 3,181,230
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Bs 1,128,920
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Bs 453,795
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Bs 853,582
4 rolls of toilet paper Bs 583,857
Tube of toothpaste Bs 170,161
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Bs 332,327
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Bs 2,737,820
2 tickets to the movies Bs 2,219,060
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Bs 4,312,880
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Bs 943,456
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Bs 242,547
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Bs 213,694
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Bs 107,224,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Bs 50,000
1 month of gym membership in business district Bs 1,344,110
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Bs 232,359
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 2,638 prices entered by 203 different people.
Latest price update: August 16, 2018.

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