Cost of living in Venezuela

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Bs 257,757
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Bs 241,004
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Bs 184,292
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Bs 80,494
12 eggs, large Bs 202,923
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Bs 60,538
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Bs 161,799
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Bs 350,000
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Bs 66,915
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Bs 94,511
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Bs 850,000
2 liters of Coca-Cola Bs 140,704
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Bs 44,383
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Bs 93,632,700
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Bs 47,020,400
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Bs 47,020,400
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Bs 29,693,900
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Bs 900,000
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Bs 250,000
40” flat screen TV Bs 54,671,100
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Bs 15,000,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Bs 1,559,180
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Bs 5,524,270
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Bs 4,606,800
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Bs 8,939,150
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Bs 7,776,320
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Bs 400,000,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas -
Monthly ticket public transport Bs 272,449
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Bs 219,184
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Bs 640,816
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Bs 665,306
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Bs 239,388
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Bs 428,653
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Bs 507,237
4 rolls of toilet paper Bs 460,395
Tube of toothpaste Bs 182,237
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Bs 177,323
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Bs 780,488
2 tickets to the movies Bs 194,301
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Bs 2,894,100
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Bs 1,287,910
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Bs 223,595
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Bs 50,000
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Bs 96,471
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Bs 6,300,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Bs 11
1 month of gym membership in business district Bs 231,974
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Bs 57,105

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.

Recent Prices Added

  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Barcelona costs Bs 60,000 (2 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Barcelona costs Bs 300,000 (2 days ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Barcelona costs Bs 90,000 (2 days ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Barcelona costs Bs 250,000 (2 days ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Barcelona costs Bs 1,500,000 (2 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) in Barcelona costs Bs 1,500,000 (2 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Barcelona costs Bs 320,000 (2 days ago)
  • 75 ml tube of toothpaste in Barcelona costs Bs 300,000 (2 days ago)
  • 4 rolls of toilet paper in Barcelona costs Bs 900,000 (2 days ago)
  • 400 ml hair shampoo 2-in-1 in Barcelona costs Bs 300,000 (2 days ago)