Cost of living in Caracas, Venezuela

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Bs 414,507
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Bs 431,336
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Bs 371,207
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Bs 153,123
12 eggs, large Bs 264,351
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Bs 188,675
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Bs 446,195
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Bs 464,286
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Bs 133,183
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Bs 115,721
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Bs 1,788,430
2 liters of Coca-Cola Bs 197,251
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Bs 83,910
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Bs 92,506,700
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Bs 345,547,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Bs 1,000,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Bs 331,467,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Bs 253,798,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Bs 3,000,000
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Bs 599,896
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 2,429,140
Hourly rate for cleaning help Bs 420,000
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Bs 6,414,040
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Bs 5,683,000
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Bs 18,835,000
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Bs 13,317,900
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 60,000
Monthly ticket public transport Bs 797,116
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Bs 2,013,840
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Bs 786,803
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Bs 2,317,720
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Bs 3,520,000
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Bs 1,128,920
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Bs 475,805
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Bs 881,420
4 rolls of toilet paper Bs 564,552
Tube of toothpaste Bs 195,193
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Bs 306,660
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Bs 2,737,820
2 tickets to the movies Bs 594,819
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Bs 1,000,000
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Bs 3,366,710
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Bs 933,319
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 637,492
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Bs 190,655
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 3,157 prices entered by 243 different people.
Latest price update: May 24, 2018.

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