Cost of living in Caracas, Venezuela

List of prices in Caracas
Current as of Nov 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 73,792 Bs.S.
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 70,796 Bs.S.
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 19,625 Bs.S.
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 13,097 Bs.S.
12 eggs, large 21,067 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 15,475 Bs.S.
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 21,148 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 41,978 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 13,738 Bs.S.
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 11,922 Bs.S.
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 101,406 Bs.S.
2 liters of Coca-Cola 27,955 Bs.S.
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 9,115 Bs.S.
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Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 8,707,700 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 3,026,860 Bs.S.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 320,076 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 5,586,800 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 6,959,920 Bs.S.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 229,974 Bs.S.
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 217,506 Bs.S.
40” flat screen TV 4,256,820 Bs.S.
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,404,260 Bs.S.
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 85,286 Bs.S.
Hourly rate for cleaning help 170,961 Bs.S.
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 372,035 Bs.S.
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 377,419 Bs.S.
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 985,254 Bs.S.
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 504,980 Bs.S.
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 53,220,500 Bs.S.
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 6,371 Bs.S.
Monthly ticket public transport 87,020 Bs.S.
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 175,770 Bs.S.
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 59,552 Bs.S.
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 93,333 Bs.S.
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 201,206 Bs.S.
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 29,438 Bs.S.
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 29,824 Bs.S.
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 47,134 Bs.S.
4 rolls of toilet paper 28,978 Bs.S.
Tube of toothpaste 20,066 Bs.S.
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 39,359 Bs.S.
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 128,477 Bs.S.
2 tickets to the movies 74,939 Bs.S.
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 453,912 Bs.S.
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 365,548 Bs.S.
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 86,355 Bs.S.
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 20,006 Bs.S.
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 19,606 Bs.S.
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 3,345,390 Bs.S.
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 2,823 Bs.S.
1 month of gym membership in business district 279,447 Bs.S.
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 32,119 Bs.S.
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,080 prices entered by 210 different people.
Latest price update: November 22, 2019

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