Cost of living in La Paz, Bolivia

Summary of cost of living in La Paz

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $b14,926
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $b6,674
  • Cost of living in La Paz is more expensive than in 60% of cities in Latin America (15 out of 35)
  • Cost of living in La Paz is cheaper than in 80% of cities in the World (159 out of 200)

List of prices in La Paz, Bolivia. Current as of Jan 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $b83
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $b44
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $b14
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $b6
12 eggs, large $b11
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $b8
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $b29
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $b15
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $b10
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $b12
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $b74
2 liters of coca-cola $b10
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $b2.97
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $b4,690
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $b3,124
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $b322
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $b3,574
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $b2,129
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $b269
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $b210
40” flat screen tv $b2,791
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $b1,435
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $b53
Hourly rate for cleaning help $b41
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $b377
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $b430
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $b606
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $b466
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $b83,826
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $b3.78
Monthly ticket public transport $b204
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $b94
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $b41
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $b43
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $b223
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $b34
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $b25
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $b29
4 rolls of toilet paper $b12
Tube of toothpaste $b15
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $b66
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $b48
2 tickets to the movies $b82
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $b160
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $b181
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $b47
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $b25
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $b21
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $b3,617
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $b1.46
1 month of gym membership in business district $b376
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $b18
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 554 prices entered by 42 different people.
Latest price update: January 16, 2021

La Paz position in our World Ranking

the world
159th
out of 200
latin america
15th
out of 35

Cheapest and most expensive products in La Paz compared to other cities:

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