Cost of living in Venezuela

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 650 Bs.S.
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 778 Bs.S.
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 300 Bs.S.
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 162 Bs.S.
12 eggs, large 236 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 613 Bs.S.
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 254 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 450 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 229 Bs.S.
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 242 Bs.S.
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,260 Bs.S.
2 liters of Coca-Cola 345 Bs.S.
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 143 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 628,456 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 269,383 Bs.S.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 6,092 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 50,462 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 237,541 Bs.S.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 3,289 Bs.S.
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 9,137 Bs.S.
40” flat screen TV 70,000 Bs.S.
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 17,500 Bs.S.
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 970 Bs.S.
Hourly rate for cleaning help 7,942 Bs.S.
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 5,750 Bs.S.
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 1,699 Bs.S.
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 7,000 Bs.S.
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 3,679 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 50 Bs.S.
Monthly ticket public transport 6,114 Bs.S.
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 800 Bs.S.
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 495 Bs.S.
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 6,963 Bs.S.
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 400 Bs.S.
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 315 Bs.S.
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 380 Bs.S.
4 rolls of toilet paper 166 Bs.S.
Tube of toothpaste 201 Bs.S.
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 838 Bs.S.
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 785 Bs.S.
2 tickets to the movies 789 Bs.S.
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 17,471 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 356 Bs.S.
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 30 Bs.S.
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 400 Bs.S.
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 159,273 Bs.S.
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 11 Bs.S.
1 month of gym membership in business district 15,793 Bs.S.
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 185 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.

Prices recently added

  • Internet 8 mbps, 1 month in Caracas costs 1,600 Bs.S. (5 days ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Caracas costs 140,000 Bs.S. (5 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Caracas costs 300,000 Bs.S. (5 days ago)
  • 1 kg of bread in Caracas costs 138 Bs.S. (5 days ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Caracas costs 900 Bs.S. (5 days ago)
  • 1 kg of tomatoes in Caracas costs 650 Bs.S. (5 days ago)
  • 12 eggs, large in Caracas costs 550 Bs.S. (5 days ago)
  • Ipad wi-fi 128gb in Caracas costs 192,000 Bs.S. (5 days ago)