Cost of living in Tarija, Bolivia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $b26
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $b39
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $b15
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $b5.00
12 eggs, large $b13
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $b9
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $b15
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $b10
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $b13
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $b15
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $b39
2 liters of Coca-Cola $b11
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $b6
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $b3,075
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $b2,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $b225
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $b2,050
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $b1,375
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $b228
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $b155
40” flat screen TV $b2,974
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $b1,600
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $b48
Hourly rate for cleaning help $b9
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $b350
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $b175
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $b575
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $b350
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $b113,898
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $b3.68
Monthly ticket public transport $b60
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $b123
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $b40
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $b31
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $b26
4 rolls of toilet paper $b13
Tube of toothpaste $b12
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $b23
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $b60
2 tickets to the movies $b70
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $b80
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $b140
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $b30
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $b13
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $b30
iPad Air 2, 64GB $b2,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $b1.00
1 month of gym membership in business district $b250
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $b15
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 113 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: September 21, 2017.

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