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 203,861 ($8)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Bs 182,670 ($7)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Bs 191,795 ($8)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Bs 112,296 ($4.50)
12 eggs, large Bs 209,600 ($8)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Bs 55,263 ($2.22)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Bs 170,202 ($7)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Bs 200,000 ($8)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Bs 151,176 ($6)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Bs 97,143 ($3.90)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Bs 300,000 ($12)
2 liters of Coca-Cola Bs 130,772 ($5.24)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Bs 40,000 ($1.60)
Housing [Edit]
VEF USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Bs 31,996 ($1.28)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Bs 34,356 ($1.38)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Bs 4,148 ($0.17)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Bs 26,376 ($1.06)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Bs 19,896 ($0.80)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Bs 3,566 ($0.14)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Bs 745 ($0.03)
40” flat screen TV Bs 33,750 ($1.35)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Bs 5,136 ($0.21)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Bs 196 ($0.01)
Hourly rate for cleaning help - -
Clothes [Edit]
VEF USD
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Bs 3,063 ($0.12)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Bs 734 ($0.03)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Bs 8,000,000 ($321)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Bs 3,018 ($0.12)
Transportation [Edit]
VEF USD
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Bs 797,116 ($32)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas - -
Monthly ticket public transport - -
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) - -
Personal Care [Edit]
VEF USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Bs 182 ($0.01)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Bs 289 ($0.01)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) - -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Bs 190,000 ($8)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Bs 162,500 ($7)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Bs 111 ($0.00)
4 rolls of toilet paper Bs 70,000 ($2.81)
Tube of toothpaste Bs 50,000 ($2.01)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Bs 81,842 ($3.28)
Entertainment [Edit]
VEF USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Bs 800,000 ($32)
2 tickets to the movies Bs 153,263 ($6)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Bs 1,377 ($0.06)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Bs 1,200,000 ($48)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Bs 80,000 ($3.21)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Bs 50,000 ($2.01)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Bs 68,180 ($2.73)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB - -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Bs 5.77 ($0.00)
1 month of gym membership in business district Bs 1,653 ($0.07)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Bs 208 ($0.01)
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 3,325 prices entered by 257 different people.
Latest price update: February 22, 2018.

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