Cost of living in Caracas, Venezuela

Summary of cost of living in Caracas

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 232,384,796 Bs.S.
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 147,108,920 Bs.S.
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Caracas, Venezuela. Current as of Mar 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 918,336 Bs.S.
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 399,291 Bs.S.
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 279,408 Bs.S.
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 22,251 Bs.S.
12 eggs, large 231,813 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 487,712 Bs.S.
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 344,996 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 104,555 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 75,943 Bs.S.
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 308,238 Bs.S.
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,136,710 Bs.S.
2 liters of coca-cola 90,878 Bs.S.
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 201,723 Bs.S.
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 162,494,000 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 69,236,700 Bs.S.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 4,973,240 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 77,699,600 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 45,914,700 Bs.S.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 2,809,780 Bs.S.
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 2,149,520 Bs.S.
40” flat screen tv 17,066,400 Bs.S.
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,481,280 Bs.S.
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 779,079 Bs.S.
Hourly rate for cleaning help 505,594 Bs.S.
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 1,620,110 Bs.S.
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 2,387,920 Bs.S.
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 3,482,340 Bs.S.
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 3,448,710 Bs.S.
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 551,969,000 Bs.S.
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 12,355 Bs.S.
Monthly ticket public transport 1,791,680 Bs.S.
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 656,837 Bs.S.
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 254,391 Bs.S.
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 576,688 Bs.S.
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 8,953,290 Bs.S.
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 243,669 Bs.S.
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 137,253 Bs.S.
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 200,295 Bs.S.
4 rolls of toilet paper 158,183 Bs.S.
Tube of toothpaste 46,016 Bs.S.
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 1,431,010 Bs.S.
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,750,420 Bs.S.
2 tickets to the movies 701,858 Bs.S.
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 3,838,620 Bs.S.
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 4,847,410 Bs.S.
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 192,880 Bs.S.
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 90,895 Bs.S.
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 329,314 Bs.S.
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 12,920,200 Bs.S.
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 10,137 Bs.S.
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,249,800 Bs.S.
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 443,448 Bs.S.
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 1,692 prices entered by 158 different people.
Latest price update: March 06, 2021

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