Cost of living in Paraguay

Summary of cost of living in Paraguay

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 13,828,215 Gs
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 6,039,053 Gs
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 46,866 Gs
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 32,962 Gs
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 11,678 Gs
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 6,723 Gs
12 eggs, large 13,581 Gs
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 14,369 Gs
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 20,460 Gs
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 15,561 Gs
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 9,322 Gs
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 7,616 Gs
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 46,973 Gs
2 liters of coca-cola 11,973 Gs
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2,800 Gs
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 4,365,820 Gs
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 2,518,300 Gs
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 328,816 Gs
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 3,289,850 Gs
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,976,380 Gs
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 246,035 Gs
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 97,756 Gs
40” flat screen tv 2,652,160 Gs
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 946,702 Gs
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 30,945 Gs
Hourly rate for cleaning help 20,297 Gs
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 388,682 Gs
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 301,974 Gs
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 644,237 Gs
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 356,592 Gs
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 77,238,600 Gs
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 8,642 Gs
Monthly ticket public transport 185,918 Gs
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 21,390 Gs
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 53,867 Gs
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 135,839 Gs
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 27,793 Gs
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 20,520 Gs
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 30,107 Gs
4 rolls of toilet paper 15,037 Gs
Tube of toothpaste 16,486 Gs
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 74,238 Gs
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 74,865 Gs
2 tickets to the movies 72,482 Gs
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 154,165 Gs
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 196,658 Gs
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 41,674 Gs
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 24,201 Gs
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 13,802 Gs
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 5,591,640 Gs
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1,626 Gs
1 month of gym membership in business district 241,786 Gs
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 9,861 Gs

Map of Cost of Living in Paraguay


This map shows only the top cities in Paraguay. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
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The color of each marker corresponds with the cost of living in the city red markers show more expensive cities green ones show cheaper cities
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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Asunción Caaguazu Ciudad del Este
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  • 1 liter of gasoline in Asunción costs 8,414 Gs (7 days ago)

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