Cost of living in Maracaibo, Venezuela

Summary of cost of living in Maracaibo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 259,378,774 Bs.S.
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 195,928,699 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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List of prices in Maracaibo, Venezuela. Current as of Apr 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 164,270 Bs.S.
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 208,058 Bs.S.
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 131,005 Bs.S.
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 11,205 Bs.S.
12 eggs, large 75,502 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 92,210 Bs.S.
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 116,381 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 40,000 Bs.S.
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 27,541 Bs.S.
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 52,739 Bs.S.
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of coca-cola 49,598 Bs.S.
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 87,638 Bs.S.
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 196,723,000 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 129,002,000 Bs.S.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 250,000,000 Bs.S.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 28,725,000 Bs.S.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio -
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 1,743,300 Bs.S.
40” flat screen tv 3,000,000 Bs.S.
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,000,000 Bs.S.
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 238,436 Bs.S.
Hourly rate for cleaning help 2,841,260 Bs.S.
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) -
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) -
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 3,000,000 Bs.S.
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 3,500,000 Bs.S.
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,717,820,000 Bs.S.
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 12,863 Bs.S.
Monthly ticket public transport 989,600 Bs.S.
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 1,543,170 Bs.S.
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) -
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 30,000 Bs.S.
4 rolls of toilet paper 25,000 Bs.S.
Tube of toothpaste 36,000 Bs.S.
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 474,842 Bs.S.
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,890,000 Bs.S.
2 tickets to the movies 235,517 Bs.S.
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert -
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 100,000 Bs.S.
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 90,000 Bs.S.
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 50,000 Bs.S.
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,185,660 Bs.S.
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 77,688 Bs.S.
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 145 prices entered by 12 different people.
Latest price update: April 20, 2021

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