Cost of living in La Paz, Bolivia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $b28
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $b37
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $b23
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $b6
12 eggs, large $b10
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $b7
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $b27
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $b14
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $b9
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $b14
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $b66
2 liters of Coca-Cola $b10
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $b4.12
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $b4,652
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $b2,811
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $b412
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $b2,622
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $b1,711
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $b230
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $b452
40” flat screen TV $b4,233
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $b1,249
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $b76
Hourly rate for cleaning help $b20
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $b497
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $b575
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $b593
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $b568
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $b141,777
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $b3.77
Monthly ticket public transport $b201
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $b45
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $b36
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $b44
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $b196
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $b26
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $b25
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $b30
4 rolls of toilet paper $b17
Tube of toothpaste $b15
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $b38
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $b127
2 tickets to the movies $b81
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $b173
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $b221
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $b36
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $b19
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $b24
iPod nano 16GB $b890
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $b1.51
1 month of gym membership in business district $b365
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $b16
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 367 prices entered by 21 different people.
Latest price update: June 24, 2017.

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