Bolivia vs Laos - Cost of Living Comparison

Bolivia Laos
🚶 Cost of living one person
$703
$894
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1661
$2330
🏠 One person rent
$285
$447
🏘️ Family rent
$416
$1016
🍽️ Food expenses
$234
$296
🚐 Transport expenses
$99.2
$53.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$472
$311
💸 GDP per capita
$3133
$2630
😃 Human freedom index
6.94
5.85
❤️ Life expectancy
71.8
68.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
30
30
🌐 English speaking %
4%
6%
🎓 Higher education
46
27
😀 Quality of life
45
26
🏙️ Population
11.1M
6.86M

The average cost of living in Bolivia ($703) is 21% less expensive than in Laos ($894). Bolivia ranked 120th vs 79th for Laos in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.7 months in Bolivia compared to 0.3 months in Laos. Ranked 110th and 168th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Bolivia vs Laos

We calculate prices for Bolivia and Laos as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 4 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Bolivia Laos
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.77
$2.94
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.2
$26.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.46
$4.99
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.46
$1.12
 Cappuccino
$3.22
$2.16
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$1.05
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$302
$468
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$205
$243
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$464
$1109
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$309
$755
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$27.3
$58.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.1
$89
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$33.5
$101
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.82%
10.05%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1104
$2429
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$872
$481
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.55
$0.69
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$30.4
$5.92
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13
$10.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.59
$1.07
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.97
$3.01
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.78
$1.78
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.51
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.54
$2.05
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.71
$20.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.87
$4.24
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.05
$11.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.99
$4.74
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
$1.18
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.5
$2.74
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$2.97
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
$2.42
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.04
$2.25
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.7
$0.36
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.59
$1.24
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.18
$14.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.73
$1.01
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.36
$2.01
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.12
$3.55
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.05
$2.92
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.55
$1.46
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.94
$1.17
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$40.4
$33.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.6
$5.02
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$31.1
$20.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.69
$4.37
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.2
$93.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$83.2
$125
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$209
$124
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3672
$4427

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Bolivia

City Cost of living Population
Santa Cruz de la Sierra
$748
3.15M
La Paz
$728
2.87M
Cochabamba
$582
632K
El Alto
$709
842K
Oruro
$656
265K
Potosi
$588
190K
Sacaba
$590
172K
Tarija
$536
180K
Sucre
$547
300K
Trinidad
$555
101K

In Laos

City Cost of living Population
Vientiane
$905
948K
Thakhek
$846
85K
Luang Prabang
$801
53.8K
Vang Vieng
$833
25K