Cost of living in Venezuela

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Bs 17
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Bs 31
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Bs 186
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Bs 4.94
12 eggs, large Bs 10
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Bs 2.00
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Bs 30
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Bs 1.90
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Bs 3.03
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Bs 1.13
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Bs 105
2 liters of Coca-Cola Bs 1.84
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Bs 1.66
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Bs 35,734
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Bs 31,891
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Bs 1,269
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Bs 16,004
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Bs 14,490
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Bs 2,348
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Bs 1,011
40” flat screen TV Bs 2,450
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Bs 1,523
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Bs 8
Hourly rate for cleaning help Bs 324
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Bs 80
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Bs 111
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Bs 90
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Bs 100
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Bs 64,795
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Bs 7
Monthly ticket public transport Bs 140
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Bs 80
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Bs 364
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Bs 60
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) -
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) -
4 rolls of toilet paper -
Tube of toothpaste Bs 110
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Bs 532
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Bs 299
2 tickets to the movies Bs 78
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Bs 2,119
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Bs 52
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Bs 15
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Bs 1.80
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Bs 3.00
iPod nano 16GB Bs 179
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Bs 4.45
1 month of gym membership in business district Bs 2,362
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Bs 180

Map of Cost of Living in Venezuela

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This map shows only the top cities in Venezuela. 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.

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Recent Prices Added

  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in Caracas costs Bs 1,200 (about 15 hours ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Caracas costs Bs 45,000 (about 15 hours ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Caracas costs Bs 45,000 (about 15 hours ago)
  • Public transport in Caracas costs Bs 150 (about 15 hours ago)
  • Sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) in Caracas costs Bs 120,000 (about 15 hours ago)
  • Jeans (levis 501 or similar) in Caracas costs Bs 30,000 (about 15 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Caracas costs Bs 80,000 (about 15 hours ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Caracas costs Bs 9,500 (about 15 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of tomatoes in Caracas costs Bs 1,200 (about 15 hours ago)
  • 6 eggs, large in Caracas costs Bs 7,600 (about 15 hours ago)