Cost of living in Caracas, Venezuela

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Bs 591
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Bs 338
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Bs 33
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Bs 3.92
12 eggs, large Bs 3.85
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Bs 32
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Bs 291
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Bs 28
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Bs 17
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Bs 10
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Bs 50
2 liters of Coca-Cola Bs 75
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Bs 12
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Bs 37,811
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Bs 22,290
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Bs 949
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Bs 20,854
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Bs 15,670
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Bs 819
Internet 8MB (1 month) Bs 964
40” flat screen TV Bs 34,000
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Bs 4,793
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Bs 174
Hourly rate for cleaning help Bs 165
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Bs 3,100
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Bs 788
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Bs 2,733
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Bs 3,049
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Bs 690,122
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Bs 3.00
Monthly ticket public transport Bs 1,214
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Bs 173
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Bs 153
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Bs 447
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Bs 2,029
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Bs 191
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Bs 107
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Bs 111
4 rolls of toilet paper Bs 48
Tube of toothpaste Bs 68
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Bs 536
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Bs 1,511
2 tickets to the movies Bs 622
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Bs 1,641
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Bs 2,521
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Bs 397
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Bs 100
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Bs 115
iPod nano 16GB Bs 4,654
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Bs 2.84
1 month of gym membership in business district Bs 2,043
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Bs 233
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 5,106 prices entered by 374 different people.
Latest price update: February 12, 2016.

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