Cost of living in Venezuela

Summary of cost of living in Venezuela

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 237,512,819 Bs.S.
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 109,048,827 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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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,124,320 Bs.S.
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 560,893 Bs.S.
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 276,762 Bs.S.
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk -
12 eggs, large 245,037 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 401,182 Bs.S.
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 387,696 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 250,000 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 81,024 Bs.S.
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 244,360 Bs.S.
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,667,850 Bs.S.
2 liters of coca-cola 74,000 Bs.S.
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 171,000 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 86,491,800 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 48,200,900 Bs.S.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 6,800,850 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 41,102,300 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 26,900,700 Bs.S.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 4,347,410 Bs.S.
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 1,889,210 Bs.S.
40” flat screen tv 23,585,800 Bs.S.
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 5,084,150 Bs.S.
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 939,431 Bs.S.
Hourly rate for cleaning help 731,153 Bs.S.
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 3,318,410 Bs.S.
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 3,237,070 Bs.S.
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 4,757,050 Bs.S.
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 5,926,600 Bs.S.
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 743,546,000 Bs.S.
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 10,911 Bs.S.
Monthly ticket public transport 5,389,840 Bs.S.
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 484,612 Bs.S.
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 1,323,340 Bs.S.
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 5,482,560 Bs.S.
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 277,651 Bs.S.
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 245,133 Bs.S.
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 240,933 Bs.S.
4 rolls of toilet paper 225,646 Bs.S.
Tube of toothpaste 80,271 Bs.S.
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 709,887 Bs.S.
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 3,262,590 Bs.S.
2 tickets to the movies 1,570,130 Bs.S.
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 7,949,540 Bs.S.
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 6,233,170 Bs.S.
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 700,680 Bs.S.
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 281,779 Bs.S.
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 583,086 Bs.S.
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 18,876,100 Bs.S.
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 49,530 Bs.S.
1 month of gym membership in business district 2,545,750 Bs.S.
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 888,576 Bs.S.

Map of Cost of Living in Venezuela


This map shows only the top cities in Venezuela. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
List of all the cities available in Expatistan

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.

Prices recently added

  • 1 kg of tomatoes in Caracas costs 600,000 Bs.S. (about 19 hours ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Ciudad Guayana costs 60,000,000 Bs.S. (8 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Ciudad Guayana costs 470,000,000 Bs.S. (8 days ago)