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 362,626 ($6)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Bs 377,227 ($6)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Bs 359,269 ($6)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Bs 153,123 ($2.58)
12 eggs, large Bs 250,982 ($4.23)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Bs 160,734 ($2.71)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Bs 349,888 ($5.90)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Bs 353,448 ($5.96)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Bs 115,629 ($1.95)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Bs 93,111 ($1.57)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Bs 1,670,310 ($28)
2 liters of Coca-Cola Bs 197,251 ($3.32)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Bs 58,086 ($0.98)
Housing [Edit]
VEF USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Bs 200,299,000 ($3,375)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Bs 537,367,000 ($9,054)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Bs 1,000,000 ($17)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Bs 500,000,000 ($8,425)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Bs 391,667,000 ($6,599)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Bs 3,000,000 ($51)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Bs 599,896 ($10)
40” flat screen TV Bs 31,818,200 ($536)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Bs 19,057,000 ($321)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Bs 1,891,610 ($32)
Hourly rate for cleaning help Bs 297,273 ($5.01)
Clothes [Edit]
VEF USD
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Bs 8,100,440 ($136)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Bs 5,683,000 ($96)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Bs 18,835,000 ($317)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Bs 13,317,900 ($224)
Transportation [Edit]
VEF USD
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Bs 2,008,310,000 ($33,838)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Bs 100,000 ($1.68)
Monthly ticket public transport Bs 797,116 ($13)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Bs 1,758,580 ($30)
Personal Care [Edit]
VEF USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Bs 972,204 ($16)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Bs 2,613,490 ($44)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Bs 1,091,590 ($18)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Bs 1,128,920 ($19)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Bs 395,792 ($7)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Bs 693,973 ($12)
4 rolls of toilet paper Bs 524,838 ($9)
Tube of toothpaste Bs 229,760 ($3.87)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Bs 468,371 ($8)
Entertainment [Edit]
VEF USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Bs 2,737,820 ($46)
2 tickets to the movies Bs 701,844 ($12)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Bs 1,000,000 ($17)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Bs 3,366,710 ($57)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Bs 933,319 ($16)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Bs 242,547 ($4.09)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Bs 213,694 ($3.60)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Bs 107,224,000 ($1,807)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Bs 50,000 ($0.84)
1 month of gym membership in business district Bs 637,492 ($11)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Bs 190,655 ($3.21)
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 3,394 prices entered by 255 different people.
Latest price update: April 20, 2018.

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