Cost of living in Potosí, Bolivia

Summary of cost of living in Potosí

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $b10,534
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $b4,008
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Potosí
Current as of Mar 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $b42
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $b36
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $b17
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $b6
12 eggs, large $b12
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $b8
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $b20
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $b23
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $b25
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $b16
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $b29
2 liters of coca-cola $b11
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $b3.84
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $b2,370
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $b1,433
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $b284
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $b1,442
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $b903
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $b283
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $b198
40” flat screen tv $b1,700
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $b656
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $b49
Hourly rate for cleaning help $b32
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $b360
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $b368
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $b402
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $b416
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $b60,742
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $b3.75
Monthly ticket public transport $b68
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $b43
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $b33
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $b150
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $b24
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $b23
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $b45
4 rolls of toilet paper $b7
Tube of toothpaste $b12
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $b27
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $b53
2 tickets to the movies $b64
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 $b150
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $b37
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $b23
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $b12
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $b0.92
1 month of gym membership in business district $b221
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $b18
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 53 prices entered by 6 different people.
Latest price update: March 25, 2024

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