Cost of living in La Paz, Bolivia

Summary of cost of living in La Paz

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $b14,381
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $b6,359
  • Cost of living in La Paz is cheaper than in 74% of cities in Latin America (35 out of 47)
  • Cost of living in La Paz is cheaper than in 85% of cities in the World (240 out of 283)

List of prices in La Paz, Bolivia. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $b37
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $b40
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $b17
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $b7
12 eggs, large $b12
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $b7
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $b26
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $b12
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $b8
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $b13
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $b53
2 liters of coca-cola $b10
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $b3.31
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $b4,353
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $b2,922
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $b312
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $b3,940
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $b1,879
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $b300
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $b244
40” flat screen tv $b2,771
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $b1,071
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $b52
Hourly rate for cleaning help $b24
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $b448
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $b493
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $b565
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $b520
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $b97,683
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $b3.76
Monthly ticket public transport $b196
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $b102
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $b30
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $b42
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $b224
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $b27
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $b21
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $b25
4 rolls of toilet paper $b12
Tube of toothpaste $b16
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $b35
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $b94
2 tickets to the movies $b87
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 $b183
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $b42
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $b20
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $b20
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $b4,197
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $b1.61
1 month of gym membership in business district $b302
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $b15
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 525 prices entered by 43 different people.
Latest price update: January 28, 2020

La Paz position in our World Ranking

the world
240th
out of 283
latin america
35th
out of 47

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

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5th
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5th
latin america
1st
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1st
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1st
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