Cost of living in Venezuela

Summary of cost of living in Venezuela

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 211,742,383 Bs.S.
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 97,624,121 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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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,124,320 Bs.S.
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 514,935 Bs.S.
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 274,332 Bs.S.
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk -
12 eggs, large 245,037 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 315,990 Bs.S.
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 360,278 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 250,000 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 81,024 Bs.S.
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 233,782 Bs.S.
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,436,440 Bs.S.
2 liters of coca-cola 74,000 Bs.S.
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 145,893 Bs.S.
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 76,866,000 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 43,682,500 Bs.S.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 6,390,520 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 40,533,600 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 26,618,900 Bs.S.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 4,060,870 Bs.S.
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 1,798,790 Bs.S.
40” flat screen tv 23,585,800 Bs.S.
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 5,084,150 Bs.S.
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 915,175 Bs.S.
Hourly rate for cleaning help 674,183 Bs.S.
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 3,318,410 Bs.S.
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 3,237,070 Bs.S.
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 4,757,050 Bs.S.
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 5,926,600 Bs.S.
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 533,850,000 Bs.S.
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 10,911 Bs.S.
Monthly ticket public transport 4,802,130 Bs.S.
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 402,751 Bs.S.
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 1,099,070 Bs.S.
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 5,189,220 Bs.S.
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 283,237 Bs.S.
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 232,390 Bs.S.
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 250,983 Bs.S.
4 rolls of toilet paper 214,928 Bs.S.
Tube of toothpaste 76,220 Bs.S.
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 709,887 Bs.S.
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 2,889,700 Bs.S.
2 tickets to the movies 1,387,820 Bs.S.
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 6,564,510 Bs.S.
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 5,636,910 Bs.S.
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 600,076 Bs.S.
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 248,899 Bs.S.
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 583,086 Bs.S.
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 16,655,000 Bs.S.
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 37,515 Bs.S.
1 month of gym membership in business district 2,139,770 Bs.S.
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 745,433 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

  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in normal area in Coro costs 150,000,000 Bs.S. (1 day ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Coro costs 300,000,000 Bs.S. (1 day ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Coro costs 450,000,000 Bs.S. (1 day ago)
  • 1 kg of bread in Coro costs 600,000 Bs.S. (1 day ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Coro costs 4,800,000 Bs.S. (1 day ago)
  • 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Caracas costs 100,000 Bs.S. (1 day ago)
  • 250 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Caracas costs 2,000,000 Bs.S. (1 day ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Caracas costs 4,500,000 Bs.S. (1 day ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Caracas costs 5,000,000 Bs.S. (1 day ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Caracas costs 300,000 Bs.S. (1 day ago)