Cost of living in Paraguay

Summary of cost of living in Paraguay

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 11,480,998 Gs
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 5,410,112 Gs
  • Paraguay is the cheapest country in Latin America (16 out of 16)
  • Cost of living in Paraguay is cheaper than in 94% of countries in the World (72 out of 77)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 39,499 Gs
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 29,616 Gs
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 9,213 Gs
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 5,150 Gs
12 eggs, large 11,514 Gs
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 9,277 Gs
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 14,469 Gs
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 10,811 Gs
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 6,228 Gs
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 6,186 Gs
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 30,668 Gs
2 liters of coca-cola 10,944 Gs
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2,025 Gs
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 4,571,740 Gs
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 2,100,030 Gs
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 341,740 Gs
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 3,053,990 Gs
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,959,040 Gs
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 269,121 Gs
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 77,566 Gs
40” flat screen tv 1,756,270 Gs
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 609,226 Gs
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 21,567 Gs
Hourly rate for cleaning help 16,293 Gs
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 269,773 Gs
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 181,592 Gs
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 429,196 Gs
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 296,150 Gs
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 75,065,300 Gs
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5,695 Gs
Monthly ticket public transport 154,538 Gs
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 30,600 Gs
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 42,693 Gs
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 125,867 Gs
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 24,561 Gs
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 15,082 Gs
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 22,817 Gs
4 rolls of toilet paper 7,303 Gs
Tube of toothpaste 10,674 Gs
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 43,720 Gs
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 75,178 Gs
2 tickets to the movies 70,382 Gs
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 112,096 Gs
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 169,041 Gs
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 26,347 Gs
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 21,280 Gs
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 11,592 Gs
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 4,156,180 Gs
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1,181 Gs
1 month of gym membership in business district 233,073 Gs
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 11,398 Gs

Map of Cost of Living in Paraguay

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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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