Cost of living in La Paz, Bolivia

Summary of cost of living in La Paz

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $b12,959
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $b5,468
  • Cost of living in La Paz is cheaper than in 87% of cities in Latin America (26 out of 30)
  • Cost of living in La Paz is cheaper than in 91% of cities in the World (190 out of 209)
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List of prices in La Paz
Current as of Jan 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $b53
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $b44
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $b16
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $b6
12 eggs, large $b10
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $b5.31
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $b28
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $b10
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $b9
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $b10
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $b52
2 liters of coca-cola $b10
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $b2.89
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $b3,584
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $b2,493
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $b284
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $b2,288
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $b1,763
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $b172
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $b147
40” flat screen tv $b2,587
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $b1,077
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $b54
Hourly rate for cleaning help $b28
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) $b262
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $b546
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $b392
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $b97,290
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $b3.85
Monthly ticket public transport $b217
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $b77
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $b35
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $b62
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $b221
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $b38
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $b26
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $b26
4 rolls of toilet paper $b10
Tube of toothpaste $b16
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $b80
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $b87
2 tickets to the movies $b86
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $b149
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $b163
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $b40
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $b26
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $b19
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $b2,805
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $b1.33
1 month of gym membership in business district $b345
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $b16
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 605 prices entered by 37 different people.
Latest price update: January 29, 2023

La Paz position in our World Ranking

the world
190th
out of 209
latin america
26th
out of 30

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