Cost of living in Tarija, Bolivia

Summary of cost of living in Tarija

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $b10,890
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $b4,302
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Tarija, Bolivia. Current as of Dec 2020.

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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) $b29
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $b13
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $b5.19
12 eggs, large $b10
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $b6
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $b17
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $b8
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $b8
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $b14
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $b37
2 liters of coca-cola $b11
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $b4.48
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $b2,576
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $b1,753
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $b245
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $b1,956
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $b1,328
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $b179
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $b216
40” flat screen tv $b2,914
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $b1,888
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $b50
Hourly rate for cleaning help $b13
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $b325
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $b273
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $b515
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $b377
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $b101,880
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $b3.73
Monthly ticket public transport $b111
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $b18
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $b45
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $b12
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $b121
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $b34
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $b26
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $b33
4 rolls of toilet paper $b11
Tube of toothpaste $b15
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $b29
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $b61
2 tickets to the movies $b68
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 $b142
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $b29
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $b15
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $b24
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $b2,243
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $b1.18
1 month of gym membership in business district $b310
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $b17
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 103 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: December 04, 2020

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