Cost of living in Paraguay

Summary of cost of living in Paraguay

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 11,384,865 Gs
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 5,247,231 Gs
  • Paraguay is the cheapest country in Latin America (20 out of 20)
  • Paraguay is the 3rd cheapest country in the World (92 out of 94)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 31,983 Gs
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 28,278 Gs
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 8,492 Gs
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4,912 Gs
12 eggs, large 10,929 Gs
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 8,934 Gs
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 18,233 Gs
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 10,078 Gs
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 6,134 Gs
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 5,091 Gs
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 37,191 Gs
2 liters of coca-cola 10,034 Gs
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2,832 Gs
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 3,848,170 Gs
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 2,578,830 Gs
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 351,017 Gs
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 2,314,020 Gs
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,470,600 Gs
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 266,641 Gs
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 167,117 Gs
40” flat screen tv 2,030,480 Gs
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 713,846 Gs
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 19,037 Gs
Hourly rate for cleaning help 16,206 Gs
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 301,970 Gs
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 236,044 Gs
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 479,435 Gs
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 343,760 Gs
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 88,284,400 Gs
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 6,091 Gs
Monthly ticket public transport 148,195 Gs
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 30,364 Gs
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 39,592 Gs
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 115,553 Gs
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 22,638 Gs
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 18,773 Gs
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 23,733 Gs
4 rolls of toilet paper 5,446 Gs
Tube of toothpaste 8,420 Gs
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 41,582 Gs
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 80,214 Gs
2 tickets to the movies 70,579 Gs
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 199,342 Gs
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 145,855 Gs
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 29,184 Gs
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 13,231 Gs
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 6,668 Gs
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 3,043,170 Gs
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 833 Gs
1 month of gym membership in business district 196,363 Gs
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 11,249 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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