Cost of living in Cochabamba, Bolivia

Summary of cost of living in Cochabamba

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $b12,413
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $b5,160
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List of prices in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Current as of Mar 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $b39
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $b37
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $b11
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $b6
12 eggs, large $b10
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $b7
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $b18
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $b13
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $b8
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $b11
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $b43
2 liters of coca-cola $b11
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $b4.05
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $b3,198
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $b2,043
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $b233
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $b5,619
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $b1,508
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $b188
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $b188
40” flat screen tv $b2,218
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $b1,005
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $b45
Hourly rate for cleaning help $b37
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $b414
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $b416
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $b484
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $b439
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $b106,999
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $b3.98
Monthly ticket public transport $b184
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $b58
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $b28
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $b46
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $b180
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $b30
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $b24
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $b24
4 rolls of toilet paper $b11
Tube of toothpaste $b11
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $b40
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $b67
2 tickets to the movies $b79
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $b161
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $b145
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $b34
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $b21
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $b17
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $b3,359
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $b1.47
1 month of gym membership in business district $b296
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $b14
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 607 prices entered by 33 different people.
Latest price update: March 09, 2021

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