Cost of living in Cochabamba, Bolivia

Summary of cost of living in Cochabamba

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $b12,982
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $b5,636
  • Cost of living in Cochabamba is more expensive than in 55% of cities in Latin America (20 out of 42)
  • Cost of living in Cochabamba is cheaper than in 82% of cities in the World (195 out of 237)
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List of prices in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Current as of Aug 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $b34
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $b35
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $b11
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $b6
12 eggs, large $b10
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $b7
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $b16
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $b17
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $b8
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $b11
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $b40
2 liters of coca-cola $b9
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $b3.50
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $b3,663
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $b2,461
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $b270
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $b5,243
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $b1,481
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $b283
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $b202
40” flat screen tv $b2,613
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $b1,053
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $b46
Hourly rate for cleaning help $b32
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $b407
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $b514
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $b561
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $b493
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $b116,149
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $b4.28
Monthly ticket public transport $b156
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $b60
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $b28
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $b51
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $b172
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $b27
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $b23
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $b30
4 rolls of toilet paper $b11
Tube of toothpaste $b14
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $b36
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $b70
2 tickets to the movies $b73
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $b161
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $b149
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $b31
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $b17
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $b17
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $b3,515
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $b1.38
1 month of gym membership in business district $b258
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $b14
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 436 prices entered by 28 different people.
Latest price update: August 08, 2020

Cochabamba position in our World Ranking

the world
195th
out of 237
latin america
20th
out of 42

Cheapest and most expensive products in Cochabamba compared to other cities:

the world
3rd
the world
5th
the world
5th
latin america
1st
latin america
2nd
latin america
3rd

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