Cost of living in La Paz, Bolivia

Summary of cost of living in La Paz

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $b14,771
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $b6,931
  • Cost of living in La Paz is more expensive than in 79% of cities in Latin America (10 out of 42)
  • Cost of living in La Paz is cheaper than in 74% of cities in the World (176 out of 237)
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List of prices in La Paz, Bolivia. Current as of Aug 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $b45
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $b41
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $b12
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $b7
12 eggs, large $b12
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $b9
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $b26
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $b13
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $b9
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $b12
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $b64
2 liters of coca-cola $b10
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $b2.93
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $b4,978
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $b3,127
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $b287
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $b4,681
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $b2,332
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $b697
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $b248
40” flat screen tv $b2,691
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $b1,206
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $b56
Hourly rate for cleaning help $b32
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $b414
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $b447
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $b611
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $b541
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $b91,562
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $b3.83
Monthly ticket public transport $b168
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $b121
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $b42
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $b46
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $b237
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $b29
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $b22
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $b26
4 rolls of toilet paper $b12
Tube of toothpaste $b15
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $b49
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $b99
2 tickets to the movies $b89
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $b160
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $b183
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $b53
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $b22
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $b22
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $b3,664
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $b1.46
1 month of gym membership in business district $b370
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $b19
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 343 prices entered by 37 different people.
Latest price update: August 09, 2020

La Paz position in our World Ranking

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176th
out of 237
latin america
10th
out of 42

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