Cost of living in Venezuela

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 11,782 Bs.S.
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 11,119 Bs.S.
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 4,059 Bs.S.
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2,236 Bs.S.
12 eggs, large 4,107 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2,392 Bs.S.
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 10,552 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 15,500 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 3,650 Bs.S.
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3,393 Bs.S.
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 19,382 Bs.S.
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2,853 Bs.S.
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2,368 Bs.S.
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,400,000 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 620,000 Bs.S.
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 1,006,770 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 550,000 Bs.S.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 82,958 Bs.S.
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 50,000 Bs.S.
40” flat screen TV 522,719 Bs.S.
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 331,443 Bs.S.
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 7,032 Bs.S.
Hourly rate for cleaning help 14,490 Bs.S.
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 25,690 Bs.S.
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 24,693 Bs.S.
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 131,230 Bs.S.
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 65,339 Bs.S.
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 52,226,700 Bs.S.
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas -
Monthly ticket public transport 50,000 Bs.S.
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,000 Bs.S.
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 10,925 Bs.S.
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 41,411 Bs.S.
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 6,448 Bs.S.
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 2,349 Bs.S.
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 3,063 Bs.S.
4 rolls of toilet paper 6,410 Bs.S.
Tube of toothpaste 680 Bs.S.
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 9,988 Bs.S.
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 19,174 Bs.S.
2 tickets to the movies -
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 200,000 Bs.S.
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 78,905 Bs.S.
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 7,573 Bs.S.
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 4,828 Bs.S.
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2,907 Bs.S.
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 360,914 Bs.S.
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district 39,193 Bs.S.
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 3,052 Bs.S.

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:
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

  • 40′ flat screen tv in Caracas costs 350,000 Bs.S. (4 days ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Caracas costs 5,000 Bs.S. (4 days ago)
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in Caracas costs 3,000 Bs.S. (4 days ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Caracas costs 7,800 Bs.S. (4 days ago)
  • 250 ml domestic beer in the supermarket in Caracas costs 3,600 Bs.S. (4 days ago)
  • 1 kg of potatoes in Caracas costs 6,000 Bs.S. (4 days ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Caracas costs 30,000 Bs.S. (4 days ago)
  • 1 kg of local cheese in Caracas costs 6,000 Bs.S. (4 days ago)
  • 1 kg of tomatoes in Caracas costs 4,000 Bs.S. (4 days ago)
  • 12 eggs, large in Caracas costs 6,000 Bs.S. (4 days ago)