Cost of Living in Caracas

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$894
$2196
🛋️ Without rent
$552
$1616
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$342
$580
🍽️ Food
$334
$886
🚐 Transport
$131
$366
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$239
😀 Quality of life
45
🏙️ Population
1.94M

The average cost of living in Caracas is $894, which is in the top 38% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 5784th out of 9294 in our global list and 3rd out of 77 in Venezuela.

The median after-tax salary is $239, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.3 months. Ranked 6577th (TOP 71%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1st best city to live in Venezuela. With an estimated population of 1.94M, Caracas is the 1st largest city in Venezuela.

Why living in Caracas costs 3.7 times more than the average salary? Because we have a developed country lifestyle as a reference and in some least developed countries maintaining such a standard of living is hard and expensive. Thus, living costs in Caracas for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport 10 km Generalissimo Francisco de Miranda Air Base
😷 Air quality Excellent 7.1 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 1036 Central University of Venezuela
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Prices in Caracas

Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$10.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$36.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.16
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.61
 Cappuccino
$2.41
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.19
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$332
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$267
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$661
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$470
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$19.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$29.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$42.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
23.46%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$892
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$959
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$29.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.51
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.79
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.72
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.3
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.25
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.42
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.09
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.75
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.95
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.17
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.39
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.51
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.69
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.43
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.96
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.35
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.25
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.15
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.8
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.7
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$36.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.49
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$36.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$12.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$41.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$85.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$77.8
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6345

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