Cost of living in Bolivia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $b25
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $b42
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $b16
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $b6
12 eggs, large $b11
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $b7
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $b20
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $b11
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $b7
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $b11
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $b54
2 liters of Coca-Cola $b10
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $b3.93
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $b4,213
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $b3,051
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $b438
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $b2,787
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $b2,296
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $b335
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $b331
40” flat screen TV $b3,103
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $b1,016
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $b40
Hourly rate for cleaning help $b47
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $b358
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $b438
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $b595
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $b550
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $b140,519
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $b3.81
Monthly ticket public transport $b120
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $b39
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $b32
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $b177
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $b35
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $b21
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $b26
4 rolls of toilet paper $b10
Tube of toothpaste $b14
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $b33
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $b102
2 tickets to the movies $b78
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $b85
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $b208
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $b34
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $b16
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $b21
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $b4,400
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $b1.20
1 month of gym membership in business district $b300
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $b16

Map of Cost of Living in Bolivia

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This map shows only the top cities in Bolivia. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of each marker corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Cost of Living Ranking in Bolivia

(top cities by data quality)

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Santa Cruz de la Sierra 91
2nd Potosí 90
3rd La Paz 83
4th Cochabamba 73

Price Index:

To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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Recent Prices Added

  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Cochabamba costs $b2,415 (4 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Cochabamba costs $b3,015 (4 days ago)
  • 250 ml domestic beer in the supermarket in Cochabamba costs $b16 (4 days ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Cochabamba costs $b35 (4 days ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Cochabamba costs $b25 (4 days ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in La Paz costs $b300 (5 days ago)
  • Hourly rate for domestic cleaning help in La Paz costs $b70 (5 days ago)
  • Laundry detergent, 3 liters in La Paz costs $b20 (5 days ago)
  • Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) in La Paz costs $b700 (5 days ago)
  • 40′ flat screen tv in La Paz costs $b3,000 (5 days ago)