Caracas vs Rio de Janeiro - Cost of Living Comparison

Caracas Rio de Janeiro
🚶 Cost of living one person
$916
$903
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2170
$2226
🏠 One person rent
$358
$413
🏘️ Family rent
$557
$699
🍽️ Food expenses
$340
$250
🚐 Transport expenses
$130
$153
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$215
$380
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
10 km
3 km
🎓 Higher education
55
94
😀 Quality of life
42
65
🏙️ Population
1.94M
6.75M

The cost of living in Caracas is 1% more expensive than in Rio de Janeiro. Cities ranked 5665th and 5706th ($916 vs $903) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 3rd and 3rd in Venezuela and Brazil, respectively. Check Venezuela vs Brazil comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.2 months in Caracas compared to 0.4 months in Rio de Janeiro. Caracas ranked 1st best city to live in Venezuela vs Rio de Janeiro ranked 2nd in Brazil, while ranked 6863rd and 4114th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Caracas vs Rio de Janeiro

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Caracas Rio de Janeiro
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$10.9
$6.19
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$37
$25.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.1
$6.41
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.28
$1.99
 Cappuccino
$2.59
$2.39
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.08
$1.15
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$327
$451
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$290
$279
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$667
$736
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$443
$511
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$16.3
$78.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.1
$121
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$44.3
$21.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
21.92%
9.71%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$865
$2121
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$987
$1292
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.38
$0.98
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$28.6
$48.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.1
$8.26
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.5
$1.41
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2
$1.01
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.83
$1.11
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.17
$0.97
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.41
$1.91
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.34
$8.09
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.5
$4.36
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.7
$8.78
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.59
$1.62
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.01
$1.19
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$1
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
$1.64
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
$1.08
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.51
$1.02
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.81
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.26
$1.69
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.71
$10.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.36
$1.14
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.47
$1.92
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.68
$5.55
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.22
$3.04
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.79
$1.19
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.23
$0.76
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41
$25.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.21
$6.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$35.2
$53.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$12.1
$8.01
👖 Brand Jeans
$39.8
$43.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$68.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$63.3
$479
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6329
$6195

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Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.9 mi La Guaira
$700
12 km or 7.3 mi Maiquetia
$678
16 km or 9.7 mi Catia La Mar
$774
21 km or 13 mi Los Teques
$771
30 km or 18 mi Charallave
$681
37 km or 23 mi Cua
$702
40 km or 25 mi Santa Lucia
$679
43 km or 27 mi Santa Teresa del Tuy
$756
43 km or 27 mi Guatire
$760
43 km or 27 mi Guarenas
$762
46 km or 29 mi Ocumare del Tuy
$751
53 km or 33 mi La Victoria
$702
67 km or 41 mi Turmero
$614
67 km or 41 mi Cagua
$682
75 km or 47 mi Santa Rita
$690
78 km or 48 mi Maracay
$557
78 km or 49 mi Palo Negro
$636
80 km or 50 mi El Limon
$681
82 km or 51 mi San Juan de los Morros
$680
93 km or 58 mi Altagracia de Orituco
$708
108 km or 67 mi Guacara
$672
115 km or 71 mi Los Guayos
$680
119 km or 74 mi Puerto Cabello
$670
122 km or 76 mi Valencia
$869
135 km or 84 mi Tocuyito
$698
163 km or 101 mi Tinaquillo
$680
176 km or 109 mi Valle de la Pascua
$731
184 km or 114 mi Calabozo
$697
199 km or 124 mi San Felipe
$704
204 km or 127 mi San Carlos
$679
219 km or 136 mi Zaraza
$683
235 km or 146 mi Kralendijk
$1524
245 km or 152 mi Yaritagua
$685
247 km or 154 mi Lecheria
$688
249 km or 155 mi Barcelona
$701
255 km or 159 mi Puerto la Cruz
$749
260 km or 162 mi Cabudare
$628
268 km or 167 mi Barquisimeto
$798
270 km or 167 mi Acarigua
$703
271 km or 168 mi Araure
$696

Cities near Rio de Janeiro

Distance City Cost of living
9.9 km or 6.2 mi Niteroi
$733
18 km or 11 mi Duque de Caxias
$547
21 km or 13 mi Sao Joao de Meriti
$889
26 km or 16 mi Belford Roxo
$1198
31 km or 19 mi Nova Iguacu
$586
45 km or 28 mi Petropolis
$561
60 km or 37 mi Teresopolis
$532
70 km or 44 mi Saquarema
$551
98 km or 61 mi Nova Friburgo
$626
102 km or 64 mi Volta Redonda
$490
108 km or 67 mi Barra Mansa
$561
112 km or 70 mi Sao Pedro da Aldeia
$546
115 km or 72 mi Angra dos Reis
$630
121 km or 75 mi Cabo Frio
$632
130 km or 81 mi Juiz de Fora
$479
135 km or 84 mi Rio das Ostras
$620
137 km or 85 mi Resende
$573
157 km or 97 mi Macae
$544
184 km or 115 mi Cruzeiro
$553
196 km or 122 mi Barbacena
$576
199 km or 123 mi Lorena
$554
200 km or 124 mi Ubatuba
$513
201 km or 125 mi Uba
$554
208 km or 129 mi Guaratingueta
$556
215 km or 134 mi Muriae
$555
226 km or 140 mi Sao Joao del-Rei
$479
231 km or 144 mi Campos dos Goytacazes
$559
232 km or 144 mi Pindamonhangaba
$602
238 km or 148 mi Itajuba
$590
240 km or 149 mi Caraguatatuba
$554
241 km or 150 mi Taubate
$586
242 km or 150 mi Vicosa
$524
245 km or 152 mi Sao Sebastiao
$555
251 km or 156 mi Tres Coracoes
$554
257 km or 160 mi Conselheiro Lafaiete
$522
258 km or 160 mi Cacapava
$554
264 km or 164 mi Lavras
$544
275 km or 171 mi Varginha
$523
277 km or 172 mi Sao Jose dos Campos
$621
279 km or 173 mi Ponte Nova
$555