Cost of living in Venezuela

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Bs 15
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Bs 30
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Bs 13
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Bs 5.79
12 eggs, large Bs 8
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Bs 1.70
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Bs 11
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Bs 1.50
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Bs 4.31
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Bs 2.49
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Bs 4.00
2 liters of Coca-Cola Bs 11
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Bs 3.52
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Bs 37,491
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Bs 29,802
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Bs 3,331
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Bs 20,104
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Bs 18,620
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Bs 2,786
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Bs 802
40” flat screen TV Bs 1,500
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Bs 100
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) -
Hourly rate for cleaning help Bs 324
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) -
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Bs 28
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Bs 60
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes -
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Bs 18,625
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Bs 5.70
Monthly ticket public transport Bs 290
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Bs 8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Bs 255
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
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 Bs 38
Tube of toothpaste -
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Bs 800
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Bs 1,500
2 tickets to the movies -
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Bs 2,566
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert -
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city -
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Bs 7
1 month of gym membership in business district Bs 800
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes -

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.

Cost of Living Ranking in Venezuela

(top cities by data quality)

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Caracas 313
2nd Maracaibo 211
3rd Valencia 203

Price 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

  • 1 kg of potatoes in Caracas costs Bs 10,000 (5 days ago)
  • 1 kg of local cheese in Caracas costs Bs 34,750 (5 days ago)
  • 12 eggs, large in Caracas costs Bs 35,000 (5 days ago)
  • 500 g of boneless chicken breast in Caracas costs Bs 35,000 (5 days ago)
  • Ipad wi-fi 128gb in Maracaibo costs Bs 11,000,000 (9 days ago)
  • 1 kg of boneless chicken breast in Caracas costs Bs 40,000 (9 days ago)
  • Laundry detergent, 1 liter in Caracas costs Bs 36,000 (9 days ago)
  • Internet 8 mbps, 1 month in Caracas costs Bs 80,000 (9 days ago)
  • 75 ml tube of toothpaste in Caracas costs Bs 15,000 (9 days ago)
  • 4 rolls of toilet paper in Caracas costs Bs 6,000 (9 days ago)