Cost of living in La Paz, Bolivia

Summary of cost of living in La Paz

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $b13,166
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $b5,538
  • Cost of living in La Paz is cheaper than in 81% of cities in Latin America (25 out of 31)
  • Cost of living in La Paz is cheaper than in 90% of cities in the World (201 out of 223)
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List of prices in La Paz
Current as of Dec 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $b58
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $b48
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $b17
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $b6
12 eggs, large $b11
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $b5.92
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $b31
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $b10
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 $b52
2 liters of coca-cola $b10
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $b2.75
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $b3,582
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $b2,536
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $b252
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $b2,284
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $b1,769
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $b172
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $b147
40” flat screen tv $b2,595
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $b982
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $b46
Hourly rate for cleaning help $b46
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $b334
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $b240
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $b517
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $b417
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $b100,777
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $b3.84
Monthly ticket public transport $b217
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $b78
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $b28
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $b62
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $b225
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $b38
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $b26
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $b28
4 rolls of toilet paper $b10
Tube of toothpaste $b15
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $b87
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $b79
2 tickets to the movies $b89
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $b155
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $b170
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $b41
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $b26
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $b20
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $b3,644
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $b1.09
1 month of gym membership in business district $b392
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $b15
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 552 prices entered by 32 different people.
Latest price update: December 06, 2022

La Paz position in our World Ranking

the world
201st
out of 223
latin america
25th
out of 31

Cheapest and most expensive products in La Paz compared to other cities:

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