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 312
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Bs 142
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Bs 21
12 eggs, large Bs 22
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Bs 94
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Bs 293
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Bs 96
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Bs 63
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Bs 35
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Bs 238
2 liters of Coca-Cola Bs 19
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Bs 33
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Bs 42,343
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Bs 33,076
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Bs 2,757
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Bs 27,301
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Bs 19,981
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Bs 2,140
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Bs 1,016
40” flat screen TV Bs 33,780
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 375
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 2,459
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 771,535
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Bs 9
Monthly ticket public transport Bs 348
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Bs 30
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Bs 175
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Bs 317
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Bs 1,766
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 2,022
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Bs 2,807
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 2.12
1 month of gym membership in business district Bs 1,663
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Bs 208
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 3,994 prices entered by 332 different people.
Latest price update: January 18, 2017.

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