Bolivia vs Uruguay - Cost of Living Comparison

Bolivia Uruguay
🚶 Cost of living one person
$703
$1090
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1661
$2606
🏠 One person rent
$285
$479
🏘️ Family rent
$416
$792
🍽️ Food expenses
$234
$400
🚐 Transport expenses
$99.2
$103
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$472
$670
💸 GDP per capita
$3133
$15438
😃 Human freedom index
6.94
8.36
❤️ Life expectancy
71.8
78.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
30
73
🌐 English speaking %
4%
24%
🎓 Higher education
46
65
😀 Quality of life
45
63
🏙️ Population
11.1M
3.46M

The average cost of living in Bolivia ($703) is 36% less expensive than in Uruguay ($1090). Bolivia ranked 120th vs 50th for Uruguay 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 0.6 months in Uruguay. Ranked 110th and 52nd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Bolivia vs Uruguay

We calculate prices for Bolivia and Uruguay as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 15 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 Uruguay
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.77
$11.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.2
$35.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.46
$9.3
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.46
$3.39
 Cappuccino
$3.22
$3.57
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$1.78
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$302
$457
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$205
$350
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$464
$757
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$309
$621
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$27.3
$69.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.1
$106
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$33.5
$38.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.82%
9.95%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1104
$2931
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$872
$1973
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.55
$1.07
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$30.4
$48.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13
$14.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.59
$1.72
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.97
$0.94
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.78
$1.66
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.34
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.54
$3
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.71
$10.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.87
$8.76
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.05
$10.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.99
$1.82
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
$2.2
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.5
$1.26
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$2.53
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
$1.43
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.04
$1.36
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.7
$0.92
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.59
$2.85
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.18
$6.82
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.73
$1.98
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.36
$4.34
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.12
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.05
$7.63
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.55
$2.01
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.94
$3.28
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$40.4
$40.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.6
$7.93
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$31.1
$36.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.69
$10
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.2
$81
👟 Brand Sneakers
$83.2
$103
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$209
$290
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3672
$5283

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Cities Comparison in Bolivia vs Uruguay

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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 Uruguay

City Cost of living Population
Montevideo
$1244
1.32M
Ciudad de la Costa
$882
112K
Salto
$824
125K
Maldonado
$913
86.8K
Paysandu
$763
76.4K
Rivera
$634
64.5K
Melo
$832
51.8K
Tacuarembo
$633
54.8K
Mercedes
$962
42K
Artigas
$779
40.7K
Minas
$960
38.4K
Durazno
$1057
34.4K
Florida
$876
33.6K
Barros Blancos
$877
31.7K
Punta del Este
$1088
9.28K