Cost of living in Paraguay

Summary of cost of living in Paraguay

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 13,268,989 Gs
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 6,504,399 Gs
  • Paraguay is the 3rd cheapest country in Latin America (14 out of 16)
  • Cost of living in Paraguay is cheaper than in 90% of countries in the World (64 out of 71)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 42,729 Gs
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 32,354 Gs
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 8,982 Gs
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 5,349 Gs
12 eggs, large 11,609 Gs
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 9,236 Gs
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 14,194 Gs
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 11,274 Gs
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 6,147 Gs
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 5,358 Gs
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 50,221 Gs
2 liters of coca-cola 10,671 Gs
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2,832 Gs
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 6,070,660 Gs
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 2,297,840 Gs
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 265,776 Gs
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 3,130,580 Gs
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,926,780 Gs
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 312,896 Gs
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 99,226 Gs
40” flat screen tv 2,105,680 Gs
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,189,400 Gs
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 20,331 Gs
Hourly rate for cleaning help 29,622 Gs
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 236,948 Gs
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 221,274 Gs
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 598,784 Gs
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 305,508 Gs
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 77,338,100 Gs
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 6,273 Gs
Monthly ticket public transport 158,003 Gs
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 28,073 Gs
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 63,820 Gs
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 122,492 Gs
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 43,983 Gs
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 19,259 Gs
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 23,595 Gs
4 rolls of toilet paper 13,015 Gs
Tube of toothpaste 9,882 Gs
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 61,658 Gs
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 63,252 Gs
2 tickets to the movies 61,907 Gs
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 100,000 Gs
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 150,261 Gs
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 29,926 Gs
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 20,665 Gs
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 8,645 Gs
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 4,546,030 Gs
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 2,165 Gs
1 month of gym membership in business district 210,309 Gs
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 9,004 Gs

Map of Cost of Living in Paraguay

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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
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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.

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