Cost of living in La Paz, Bolivia

Summary of cost of living in La Paz

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $b13,505
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $b5,870
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in La Paz
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $b56
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $b44
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $b18
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $b6
12 eggs, large $b11
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $b7
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $b31
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $b12
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $b9
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $b12
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $b50
2 liters of coca-cola $b10
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $b3.02
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $b3,847
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $b2,788
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $b231
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $b2,880
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $b2,071
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $b234
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $b198
40” flat screen tv $b2,464
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $b1,191
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $b44
Hourly rate for cleaning help $b26
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $b347
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $b225
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $b560
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $b348
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $b94,061
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $b3.76
Monthly ticket public transport $b213
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $b83
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $b41
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $b53
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $b205
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $b31
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $b25
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $b30
4 rolls of toilet paper $b11
Tube of toothpaste $b15
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $b69
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $b60
2 tickets to the movies $b85
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 $b175
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $b46
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $b26
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $b19
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $b3,737
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $b1.53
1 month of gym membership in business district $b362
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $b14
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 342 prices entered by 32 different people.
Latest price update: January 19, 2022

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