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Cost of Living in La Paz | Bolivia

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$803
$1964
🛋️ Without rent
$461
$1362
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$342
$602
🍽️ Food
$244
$641
🚐 Transport
$132
$360
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$516
🏙️ Population
2.87M

The average cost of living in La Paz is $803, which is in the top 36% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 5880th out of 9294 in our global list and 2nd out of 10 in Bolivia.

The median after-tax salary is $516, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months. Ranked 5675th (TOP 62%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 3rd best city to live in Bolivia. With an estimated population of 2.87M, La Paz is the 2nd largest city in Bolivia.

✈️ Closest airport5 kmEl Alto International Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate12.6 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank3695Bolivian Catholic University
Cost of living in La Paz infographic

Prices in La Paz

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.05
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$19.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.12
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.56
☕ Cappuccino
$2.83
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.97

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.97
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.82
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.81
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.63
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.18
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.26
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.63
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.21
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.57
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.74
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.44
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.44
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.18
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.31
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.72
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.75
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.79
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.13

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.36
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$35.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$15.7
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.55

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$393
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$243
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$614
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$494
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$43
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$41
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.14%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1149
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$925

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.56
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$34.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.57
👖 Brand Jeans
$57.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$78.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$210
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3660

La Paz Cost of Living comparison