Cost of living in Paraguay

Summary of cost of living in Paraguay

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 13,176,857 Gs
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 5,754,588 Gs
  • Paraguay is the 2nd cheapest country in Latin America (16 out of 17)
  • Cost of living in Paraguay is cheaper than in 94% of countries in the World (66 out of 70)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 43,279 Gs
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 32,127 Gs
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 11,993 Gs
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 6,501 Gs
12 eggs, large 13,263 Gs
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 10,412 Gs
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 17,453 Gs
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 13,417 Gs
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 8,504 Gs
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 7,524 Gs
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 47,613 Gs
2 liters of coca-cola 12,093 Gs
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2,980 Gs
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 4,135,140 Gs
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 2,271,790 Gs
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 282,662 Gs
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 3,421,720 Gs
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 2,284,550 Gs
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 336,072 Gs
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 107,915 Gs
40” flat screen tv 2,991,200 Gs
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 946,702 Gs
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 38,069 Gs
Hourly rate for cleaning help 27,426 Gs
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 289,345 Gs
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 268,839 Gs
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 600,078 Gs
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 361,731 Gs
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 59,868,300 Gs
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 8,696 Gs
Monthly ticket public transport 178,685 Gs
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 25,715 Gs
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 48,936 Gs
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 107,592 Gs
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 27,334 Gs
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 21,564 Gs
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 27,304 Gs
4 rolls of toilet paper 12,130 Gs
Tube of toothpaste 12,702 Gs
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 70,145 Gs
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 92,902 Gs
2 tickets to the movies 75,002 Gs
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 164,396 Gs
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 217,354 Gs
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 46,996 Gs
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 24,679 Gs
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 14,414 Gs
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 5,591,640 Gs
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1,626 Gs
1 month of gym membership in business district 247,790 Gs
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 11,250 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:
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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
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.

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Asunción Caaguazu Ciudad del Este
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  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Caaguazu costs 3,000,000 Gs (7 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Caaguazu costs 3,500,000 Gs (7 days ago)

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