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 7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Bs 13
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Bs 2.87
12 eggs, large Bs 6
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Bs 1.70
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Bs 30
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Bs 1.50
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Bs 1.99
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Bs 2.49
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Bs 102
2 liters of Coca-Cola Bs 4.86
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Bs 3.65
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Bs 34,498
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Bs 26,310
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Bs 2,999
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Bs 18,663
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Bs 17,690
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Bs 2,789
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Bs 973
40” flat screen TV Bs 1,042
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 320
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) -
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 60
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes -
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Bs 32,656
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Bs 6
Monthly ticket public transport Bs 129
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Bs 49
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Bs 393
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 3.00
Tube of toothpaste Bs 110
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Bs 711
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Bs 1,500
2 tickets to the movies Bs 900
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Bs 2,121
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Bs 50
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city -
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
iPad Air 2, 64GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Bs 5.52
1 month of gym membership in business district Bs 2,351
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.

Cost of Living Ranking in Venezuela

(top cities by data quality)

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Caracas 331
2nd Maracaibo 220
3rd Valencia 212

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

  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in Caracas costs Bs 8 (about 17 hours ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Caracas costs Bs 9 (about 17 hours ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Caracas costs Bs 30,000 (about 17 hours ago)
  • 250 ml domestic beer in the supermarket in Caracas costs Bs 7 (about 17 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of local cheese in Caracas costs Bs 25,000 (about 17 hours ago)
  • 10 eggs, large in Caracas costs Bs 12 (about 17 hours ago)
  • 1 liter of whole fat milk in Caracas costs Bs 8 (about 17 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of boneless chicken breast in Caracas costs Bs 12,000 (about 17 hours ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Caracas costs Bs 40,000 (about 17 hours ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Caracas costs Bs 50,000 (about 17 hours ago)