Cost of living in Managua, Nicaragua

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 150 C$
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 170 C$
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 78 C$
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 29 C$
12 eggs, large 68 C$
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 39 C$
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 59 C$
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 156 C$
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 52 C$
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 29 C$
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 309 C$
2 liters of Coca-Cola 37 C$
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 18 C$
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 21,679 C$
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 14,595 C$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,951 C$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 11,452 C$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 6,528 C$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 2,697 C$
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 1,791 C$
40” flat screen TV 14,463 C$
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,917 C$
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 196 C$
Hourly rate for cleaning help 117 C$
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 1,855 C$
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 1,224 C$
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,608 C$
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,458 C$
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 466,632 C$
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 31 C$
Monthly ticket public transport 458 C$
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 224 C$
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 80 C$
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 109 C$
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 732 C$
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 71 C$
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 61 C$
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 84 C$
4 rolls of toilet paper 48 C$
Tube of toothpaste 45 C$
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 128 C$
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 530 C$
2 tickets to the movies 310 C$
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 986 C$
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,014 C$
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 100 C$
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 70 C$
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 35 C$
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 11,608 C$
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 7 C$
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,286 C$
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 43 C$
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 361 prices entered by 26 different people.
Latest price update: November 13, 2018.

Managua position in our World Ranking

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305th
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45th
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