Cost of living in Caracas, Venezuela

Summary of cost of living in Caracas

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 68,527,639 Bs.S.
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 42,276,580 Bs.S.
  • 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 Caracas, Venezuela. Current as of Jul 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 126,625 Bs.S.
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 114,245 Bs.S.
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 40,896 Bs.S.
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 16,697 Bs.S.
12 eggs, large 31,998 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 34,327 Bs.S.
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 60,629 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 51,715 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 28,294 Bs.S.
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 27,688 Bs.S.
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 159,191 Bs.S.
2 liters of coca-cola 38,849 Bs.S.
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 23,145 Bs.S.
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 39,756,600 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 24,532,000 Bs.S.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 3,392,000 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 33,055,100 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 18,031,700 Bs.S.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,772,120 Bs.S.
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 666,263 Bs.S.
40” flat screen tv 5,446,040 Bs.S.
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,638,700 Bs.S.
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 242,051 Bs.S.
Hourly rate for cleaning help 425,403 Bs.S.
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 871,583 Bs.S.
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 1,064,240 Bs.S.
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,595,820 Bs.S.
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,684,310 Bs.S.
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 271,660,000 Bs.S.
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 8,837 Bs.S.
Monthly ticket public transport 544,037 Bs.S.
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 361,139 Bs.S.
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 167,019 Bs.S.
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 316,887 Bs.S.
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 1,403,540 Bs.S.
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 105,755 Bs.S.
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 83,538 Bs.S.
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 149,134 Bs.S.
4 rolls of toilet paper 142,953 Bs.S.
Tube of toothpaste 46,016 Bs.S.
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 76,721 Bs.S.
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 464,871 Bs.S.
2 tickets to the movies 208,298 Bs.S.
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,534,940 Bs.S.
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,390,860 Bs.S.
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 137,786 Bs.S.
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 60,520 Bs.S.
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 52,254 Bs.S.
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 5,646,100 Bs.S.
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 3,835 Bs.S.
1 month of gym membership in business district 692,312 Bs.S.
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 123,522 Bs.S.
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 2,351 prices entered by 263 different people.
Latest price update: July 14, 2020

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