Cost of living in Venezuela

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 940 Bs.S.
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 100 Bs.S.
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 131 Bs.S.
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 80 Bs.S.
12 eggs, large 151 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 40 Bs.S.
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 102 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 450 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 167 Bs.S.
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 85 Bs.S.
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 150 Bs.S.
2 liters of Coca-Cola 119 Bs.S.
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 101 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 539,762 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 356,343 Bs.S.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 54,051 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 144,748 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 178,236 Bs.S.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 50,486 Bs.S.
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 11,346 Bs.S.
40” flat screen TV -
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) -
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 6,000 Bs.S.
Hourly rate for cleaning help 5,021 Bs.S.
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) -
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 700 Bs.S.
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) -
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,866 Bs.S.
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 4,888,870 Bs.S.
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 69 Bs.S.
Monthly ticket public transport 11,835 Bs.S.
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 4,000 Bs.S.
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 120 Bs.S.
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 30,245 Bs.S.
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 3,000 Bs.S.
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) -
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 80 Bs.S.
4 rolls of toilet paper 55 Bs.S.
Tube of toothpaste -
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 5,987 Bs.S.
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 400 Bs.S.
2 tickets to the movies 13,814 Bs.S.
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 32,087 Bs.S.
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 2,146 Bs.S.
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 706 Bs.S.
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 30 Bs.S.
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 3,100 Bs.S.
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 124,675 Bs.S.
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 11 Bs.S.
1 month of gym membership in business district 21,985 Bs.S.
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 50 Bs.S.

Map of Cost of Living in Venezuela


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

  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Maracaibo costs 380 Bs.S. (4 days ago)
  • 1 kg of local cheese in Maracaibo costs 225 Bs.S. (4 days ago)