Cost of living in Venezuela

Summary of cost of living in Venezuela

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 24,262,097 Bs.S.
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 11,474,265 Bs.S.
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 84,805 Bs.S.
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 88,520 Bs.S.
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 23,773 Bs.S.
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 13,141 Bs.S.
12 eggs, large 24,548 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 23,642 Bs.S.
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 28,662 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 43,709 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 18,592 Bs.S.
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 17,832 Bs.S.
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 137,214 Bs.S.
2 liters of coca-cola 30,987 Bs.S.
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 12,615 Bs.S.
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 10,113,300 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 3,588,900 Bs.S.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 285,684 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 4,594,520 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 3,600,500 Bs.S.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,263,000 Bs.S.
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 207,292 Bs.S.
40” flat screen tv 4,048,460 Bs.S.
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,228,400 Bs.S.
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 98,936 Bs.S.
Hourly rate for cleaning help 222,584 Bs.S.
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 423,733 Bs.S.
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 474,558 Bs.S.
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 897,777 Bs.S.
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,006,040 Bs.S.
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 162,614,000 Bs.S.
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 7,562 Bs.S.
Monthly ticket public transport 231,956 Bs.S.
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 76,132 Bs.S.
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 107,223 Bs.S.
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 400,000 Bs.S.
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 37,904 Bs.S.
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 52,625 Bs.S.
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 80,045 Bs.S.
4 rolls of toilet paper 35,485 Bs.S.
Tube of toothpaste 30,045 Bs.S.
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 68,391 Bs.S.
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 154,444 Bs.S.
2 tickets to the movies 87,963 Bs.S.
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 430,906 Bs.S.
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 309,014 Bs.S.
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 88,840 Bs.S.
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 24,831 Bs.S.
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 25,064 Bs.S.
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 3,614,960 Bs.S.
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1,533 Bs.S.
1 month of gym membership in business district 398,058 Bs.S.
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 39,597 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

  • 4 rolls of toilet paper in Caracas costs 110,000 Bs.S. (about 6 hours ago)
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in Caracas costs 100,000 Bs.S. (about 6 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Caracas costs 150,000 Bs.S. (about 6 hours ago)
  • 250 g of local cheese in Caracas costs 200,000 Bs.S. (about 6 hours ago)
  • 6 eggs, large in Caracas costs 104,000 Bs.S. (about 6 hours ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Caracas costs 100,000 Bs.S. (3 days ago)
  • 500 ml domestic beer in the supermarket in Caracas costs 55,000 Bs.S. (3 days ago)
  • 1 kg of local cheese in Caracas costs 135,000 Bs.S. (3 days ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Caracas costs 65,000 Bs.S. (6 days ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Caracas costs 60,000 Bs.S. (7 days ago)