Cost of living in Caracas, Venezuela

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Food VEF USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Bs 580 ($58)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Bs 313 ($31)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Bs 142 ($14)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Bs 15 ($1.45)
12 eggs, large Bs 22 ($2.25)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Bs 94 ($9)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Bs 293 ($29)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Bs 96 ($10)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Bs 63 ($6)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Bs 35 ($3.53)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Bs 211 ($21)
2 liters of Coca-Cola Bs 7 ($0.65)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Bs 33 ($3.27)
Housing VEF USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Bs 33,633 ($3,372)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Bs 37,000 ($3,709)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Bs 3,171 ($318)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Bs 25,339 ($2,540)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Bs 23,323 ($2,338)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Bs 2,631 ($264)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Bs 877 ($88)
40” flat screen TV Bs 33,778 ($3,386)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Bs 5,142 ($516)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Bs 196 ($20)
Hourly rate for cleaning help Bs 574 ($58)
Clothes VEF USD
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Bs 3,067 ($307)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Bs 727 ($73)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Bs 2,472 ($248)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Bs 3,012 ($302)
Transportation VEF USD
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Bs 770,892 ($77,286)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Bs 9 ($0.91)
Monthly ticket public transport Bs 390 ($39)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Bs 34 ($3.37)
Personal Care VEF USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Bs 182 ($18)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Bs 290 ($29)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Bs 1,766 ($177)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Bs 115 ($12)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Bs 85 ($9)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Bs 111 ($11)
4 rolls of toilet paper Bs 43 ($4.26)
Tube of toothpaste Bs 61 ($6)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Bs 546 ($55)
Entertainment VEF USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Bs 1,337 ($134)
2 tickets to the movies Bs 727 ($73)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Bs 1,859 ($186)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Bs 2,806 ($281)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Bs 309 ($31)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Bs 77 ($8)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Bs 123 ($12)
iPod nano 16GB Bs 4,629 ($464)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Bs 2.27 ($0.23)
1 month of gym membership in business district Bs 1,662 ($167)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Bs 208 ($21)
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Latest price update: March 27, 2017.

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