Cost of living in Managua, Nicaragua

Summary of cost of living in Managua

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 67,262 C$
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 32,045 C$
  • Cost of living in Managua is cheaper than in 91% of cities in Latin America (43 out of 47)
  • Cost of living in Managua is cheaper than in 93% of cities in the World (265 out of 285)

List of prices in Managua, Nicaragua. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 263 C$
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 183 C$
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 63 C$
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 29 C$
12 eggs, large 74 C$
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 37 C$
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 63 C$
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 133 C$
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 42 C$
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 36 C$
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 340 C$
2 liters of coca-cola 41 C$
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 30 C$
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 26,999 C$
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 14,091 C$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,381 C$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 10,350 C$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 6,171 C$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,950 C$
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 1,826 C$
40” flat screen tv 14,539 C$
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 3,665 C$
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 210 C$
Hourly rate for cleaning help 120 C$
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 1,711 C$
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 975 C$
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,391 C$
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,244 C$
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 470,643 C$
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 32 C$
Monthly ticket public transport 426 C$
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 279 C$
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 81 C$
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 108 C$
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 701 C$
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 68 C$
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 66 C$
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 83 C$
4 rolls of toilet paper 64 C$
Tube of toothpaste 49 C$
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 105 C$
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 440 C$
2 tickets to the movies 316 C$
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 810 C$
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 999 C$
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 113 C$
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 71 C$
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 37 C$
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 10,631 C$
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 6 C$
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,126 C$
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 53 C$
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 361 prices entered by 31 different people.
Latest price update: January 21, 2020

Managua position in our World Ranking

the world
265th
out of 285
latin america
43rd
out of 47

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