Cost of living in La Paz, Bolivia

List of prices in La Paz, Bolivia. Current as of Mar 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $b38
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $b44
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $b22
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $b6
12 eggs, large $b13
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $b8
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $b29
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $b11
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 $b56
2 liters of Coca-Cola $b9
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $b3.82
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $b4,588
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $b3,127
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $b419
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $b4,041
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $b1,956
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $b292
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $b364
40” flat screen TV $b2,789
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $b1,109
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $b44
Hourly rate for cleaning help $b42
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $b360
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $b514
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $b600
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $b535
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $b116,889
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $b3.64
Monthly ticket public transport $b166
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $b68
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $b31
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $b43
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $b202
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $b24
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $b21
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $b26
4 rolls of toilet paper $b12
Tube of toothpaste $b17
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $b37
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $b114
2 tickets to the movies $b86
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $b169
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $b194
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $b40
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $b20
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $b22
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $b4,433
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $b1.61
1 month of gym membership in business district $b327
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $b16
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 458 prices entered by 24 different people.
Latest price update: March 18, 2019

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