Cost of living in Caracas, Venezuela

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Food [Edit]
VEF USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Bs 578 ($58)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Bs 295 ($30)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Bs 101 ($10)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Bs 7 ($0.69)
12 eggs, large Bs 17 ($1.75)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Bs 94 ($9)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Bs 291 ($29)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Bs 96 ($10)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Bs 35 ($3.51)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Bs 23 ($2.28)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Bs 238 ($24)
2 liters of Coca-Cola Bs 5.44 ($0.55)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Bs 13 ($1.29)
Housing [Edit]
VEF USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Bs 31,996 ($3,208)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Bs 34,235 ($3,432)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Bs 4,148 ($416)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Bs 26,376 ($2,644)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Bs 19,896 ($1,995)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Bs 3,566 ($357)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Bs 667 ($67)
40” flat screen TV Bs 33,750 ($3,383)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Bs 5,136 ($515)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Bs 196 ($20)
Hourly rate for cleaning help Bs 528 ($53)
Clothes [Edit]
VEF USD
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Bs 3,063 ($307)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Bs 734 ($74)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Bs 2,481 ($249)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Bs 3,018 ($303)
Transportation [Edit]
VEF USD
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Bs 797,116 ($79,912)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Bs 7 ($0.65)
Monthly ticket public transport Bs 185 ($19)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Bs 141 ($14)
Personal Care [Edit]
VEF USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Bs 182 ($18)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Bs 289 ($29)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Bs 1,766 ($177)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Bs 125 ($13)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Bs 84 ($8)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Bs 111 ($11)
4 rolls of toilet paper Bs 46 ($4.61)
Tube of toothpaste Bs 61 ($6)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Bs 541 ($54)
Entertainment [Edit]
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 1,858 ($186)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Bs 2,805 ($281)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Bs 308 ($31)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Bs 77 ($8)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Bs 123 ($12)
iPad Air 2, 64GB - -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Bs 4.49 ($0.45)
1 month of gym membership in business district Bs 1,653 ($166)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Bs 208 ($21)
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 3,671 prices entered by 299 different people.
Latest price update: October 20, 2017.

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