Cost of living in Potosí, Bolivia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $b18
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $b60
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $b20
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $b3.50
12 eggs, large $b12
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $b12
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $b20
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $b14
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $b25
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $b18
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $b25
2 liters of Coca-Cola $b12
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $b5.00
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $b2,000
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $b1,500
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio -
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $b500
40” flat screen TV $b1,500
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $b500
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $b45
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $b450
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $b400
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $b450
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $b400
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $b3.78
Monthly ticket public transport $b100
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $b75
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $b28
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $b25
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $b150
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $b31
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $b45
4 rolls of toilet paper $b12
Tube of toothpaste $b12
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $b12
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub -
2 tickets to the movies $b60
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $b150
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $b45
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $b20
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $b1.60
1 month of gym membership in business district $b205
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $b21
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 40 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: November 22, 2017.

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