Cost of living in Venezuela

Summary of cost of living in Venezuela

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 142,029,158 Bs.S.
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 64,076,967 Bs.S.
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 688,755 Bs.S.
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 443,457 Bs.S.
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 219,608 Bs.S.
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk -
12 eggs, large 171,098 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 223,352 Bs.S.
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 286,652 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 178,571 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 83,425 Bs.S.
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 187,389 Bs.S.
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 737,567 Bs.S.
2 liters of coca-cola 82,044 Bs.S.
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 106,393 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 45,390,800 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 33,097,400 Bs.S.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 4,814,890 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 23,300,800 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 18,552,300 Bs.S.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,828,850 Bs.S.
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 1,200,830 Bs.S.
40” flat screen tv 20,919,000 Bs.S.
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 4,625,910 Bs.S.
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 776,325 Bs.S.
Hourly rate for cleaning help 257,328 Bs.S.
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 2,413,060 Bs.S.
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 2,341,030 Bs.S.
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 3,622,850 Bs.S.
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 4,158,680 Bs.S.
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 827,483,000 Bs.S.
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 14,910 Bs.S.
Monthly ticket public transport 2,830,860 Bs.S.
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 227,963 Bs.S.
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 755,235 Bs.S.
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 3,901,240 Bs.S.
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 215,104 Bs.S.
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 195,535 Bs.S.
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 211,230 Bs.S.
4 rolls of toilet paper 151,955 Bs.S.
Tube of toothpaste 71,609 Bs.S.
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 580,957 Bs.S.
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,322,820 Bs.S.
2 tickets to the movies 301,790 Bs.S.
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 3,316,580 Bs.S.
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 3,185,490 Bs.S.
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 365,441 Bs.S.
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 192,434 Bs.S.
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 124,146 Bs.S.
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 13,388,500 Bs.S.
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 16,986 Bs.S.
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,253,730 Bs.S.
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 241,625 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:
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.

Prices recently added

  • Public transport in Ciudad Guayana costs 15,000,000 Bs.S. (5 days ago)
  • 500 ml domestic beer in the supermarket in Caracas costs 900,000 Bs.S. (8 days ago)