Cost of living in Paraguay

Summary of cost of living in Paraguay

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 11,520,602 Gs
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 5,185,439 Gs
  • Paraguay is the cheapest country in Latin America (16 out of 16)
  • Paraguay is the 4th cheapest country in the World (80 out of 83)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 35,334 Gs
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 30,073 Gs
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 7,500 Gs
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 5,045 Gs
12 eggs, large 12,029 Gs
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 8,745 Gs
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 15,467 Gs
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 10,027 Gs
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 6,260 Gs
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 5,826 Gs
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 37,048 Gs
2 liters of coca-cola 10,905 Gs
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2,286 Gs
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 4,023,330 Gs
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 2,124,380 Gs
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 362,529 Gs
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 2,427,560 Gs
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,849,980 Gs
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 268,588 Gs
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 144,262 Gs
40” flat screen tv 2,015,670 Gs
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 704,774 Gs
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 18,875 Gs
Hourly rate for cleaning help 15,777 Gs
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 302,137 Gs
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 222,830 Gs
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 428,348 Gs
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 336,861 Gs
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 94,500,600 Gs
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 6,222 Gs
Monthly ticket public transport 161,679 Gs
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 32,222 Gs
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 44,530 Gs
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 119,691 Gs
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 21,580 Gs
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 19,210 Gs
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 22,122 Gs
4 rolls of toilet paper 5,770 Gs
Tube of toothpaste 8,540 Gs
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 43,332 Gs
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 84,438 Gs
2 tickets to the movies 74,923 Gs
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 112,096 Gs
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 145,605 Gs
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 28,300 Gs
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 20,533 Gs
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 6,668 Gs
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 3,754,190 Gs
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 764 Gs
1 month of gym membership in business district 232,877 Gs
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 11,349 Gs

Map of Cost of Living in Paraguay

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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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