Cost of living in Paraguay

Summary of cost of living in Paraguay

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 11,472,802 Gs
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 5,244,098 Gs
  • Paraguay is the cheapest country in Latin America (19 out of 19)
  • Paraguay is the 3rd cheapest country in the World (94 out of 96)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 31,649 Gs
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 28,349 Gs
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 8,638 Gs
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4,897 Gs
12 eggs, large 11,253 Gs
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 8,950 Gs
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 17,994 Gs
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 10,063 Gs
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 6,234 Gs
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 5,117 Gs
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 35,928 Gs
2 liters of coca-cola 9,907 Gs
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2,924 Gs
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 3,781,510 Gs
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 2,587,900 Gs
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 356,477 Gs
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 2,200,790 Gs
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,428,080 Gs
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 285,613 Gs
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 174,693 Gs
40” flat screen tv 2,088,100 Gs
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 731,863 Gs
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 19,037 Gs
Hourly rate for cleaning help 17,203 Gs
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 309,680 Gs
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 244,062 Gs
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 475,665 Gs
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 359,139 Gs
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 90,109,700 Gs
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 6,070 Gs
Monthly ticket public transport 146,630 Gs
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 27,802 Gs
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 35,633 Gs
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 104,801 Gs
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 27,025 Gs
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 18,018 Gs
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 19,031 Gs
4 rolls of toilet paper 5,544 Gs
Tube of toothpaste 8,185 Gs
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 46,362 Gs
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 91,264 Gs
2 tickets to the movies 71,689 Gs
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 300,000 Gs
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 145,321 Gs
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 27,743 Gs
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 13,243 Gs
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 6,895 Gs
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 3,294,910 Gs
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 833 Gs
1 month of gym membership in business district 200,413 Gs
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 10,988 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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Asunción Caaguazu Ciudad del Este
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Prices recently added

  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Asunción costs 3,000,000 Gs (2 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Asunción costs 4,500,000 Gs (2 days ago)