Cost of living in Paraguay

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 27,015 Gs
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 26,542 Gs
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 12,087 Gs
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4,575 Gs
12 eggs, large 10,215 Gs
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 10,216 Gs
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 19,544 Gs
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 11,001 Gs
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 6,207 Gs
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 7,220 Gs
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 47,201 Gs
2 liters of Coca-Cola 10,152 Gs
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 4,138 Gs
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 7,079,440 Gs
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 3,322,090 Gs
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 537,668 Gs
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 6,081,660 Gs
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 2,697,280 Gs
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 479,087 Gs
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 276,256 Gs
40” flat screen TV 3,419,990 Gs
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 543,265 Gs
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 33,413 Gs
Hourly rate for cleaning help 12,760 Gs
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 329,541 Gs
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 272,218 Gs
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 493,370 Gs
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 365,806 Gs
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 86,364,500 Gs
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5,886 Gs
Monthly ticket public transport 159,288 Gs
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 20,466 Gs
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 28,234 Gs
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 113,497 Gs
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 28,989 Gs
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 17,171 Gs
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 24,323 Gs
4 rolls of toilet paper 12,089 Gs
Tube of toothpaste 9,673 Gs
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 47,485 Gs
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 92,108 Gs
2 tickets to the movies 69,949 Gs
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 129,519 Gs
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 171,170 Gs
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 27,971 Gs
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 17,387 Gs
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 12,349 Gs
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 3,500,000 Gs
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1,198 Gs
1 month of gym membership in business district 171,256 Gs
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 11,993 Gs

Map of Cost of Living in Paraguay

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This map shows only the top cities in Paraguay. 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.

Are you moving to Paraguay? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?

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