Cost of living in Cochabamba, Bolivia

Summary of cost of living in Cochabamba

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $b11,884
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $b4,413
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Cochabamba
Current as of Aug 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $b33
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $b37
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $b12
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $b7
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 $b11
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $b7
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $b10
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $b42
2 liters of coca-cola $b10
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $b3.69
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $b2,363
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $b1,654
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $b313
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $b2,179
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $b1,218
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $b209
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $b187
40” flat screen tv $b2,755
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $b971
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $b47
Hourly rate for cleaning help $b31
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $b284
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $b371
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $b440
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $b379
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $b112,792
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $b3.81
Monthly ticket public transport $b164
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $b64
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $b52
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $b74
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $b185
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $b37
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $b24
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $b27
4 rolls of toilet paper $b13
Tube of toothpaste $b13
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $b52
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $b78
2 tickets to the movies $b78
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $b119
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $b168
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $b32
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $b22
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $b15
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $b2,965
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $b2.17
1 month of gym membership in business district $b241
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 317 prices entered by 23 different people.
Latest price update: August 09, 2022

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