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Cost of Living in Asuncion, Paraguay

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 37.52
Rent Index: 8.72
Groceries Index: 31.42
Restaurants Index: 31.40
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 22.85
Local Purchasing Power: 54.99

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 22,000.00 Gs
15,000.00
30,000.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 105,000.00 Gs
70,000.00
150,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 25,000.00 Gs
22,000.00
25,742.40
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6,000.00 Gs
4,000.00
8,000.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 8,000.00 Gs
5,000.00
10,296.96
Cappuccino (regular) 9,162.73 Gs
5,000.00
12,000.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 4,018.77 Gs
3,000.00
5,150.20
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2,812.50 Gs
2,000.00
4,000.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 16,458.81 Gs
15,520.19
17,034.36
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2,608.16 Gs
2,267.96
2,721.56
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1,880.23 Gs
1,360.78
2,985.01
Eggs (12) 6,862.00 Gs
6,000.00
7,725.29
Local Cheese (1 lb) 13,418.94 Gs
10,886.23
15,573.95
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 10,393.69 Gs
8,164.67
11,676.57
Apples (1 lb) 4,191.61 Gs
3,502.97
4,535.93
Oranges (1 lb) 1,345.27 Gs
1,038.26
1,814.37
Tomato (1 lb) 4,041.23 Gs
3,175.15
4,535.93
Potato (1 lb) 1,927.77 Gs
1,587.58
2,267.96
Lettuce (1 head) 1,609.90 Gs
1,029.70
2,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4,197.96 Gs
3,500.00
5,000.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 37,167.32 Gs
25,742.40
40,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6,031.56 Gs
5,000.00
6,800.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6,766.80 Gs
5,000.00
10,300.39
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7,500.00 Gs
6,178.18
10,296.96
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2,300.00 Gs
2,288.98
2,500.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65,000.00 Gs
30,000.00
100,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5,000.00 Gs
5,000.00
5,722.44
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5,954.57 Gs
4,828.03
14,735.01
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50,000.00 Gs
40,000.00
51,484.80
Gasoline (1 gallon) 22,712.48 Gs
20,819.77
24,605.18
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 80,000,000.00 Gs
75,000,000.00
92,672,638.20
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 294,568.61 Gs
200,000.00
371,958.65
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 975.29 Gs
600.00
1,500.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 316,469.89 Gs
200,000.00
429,183.05
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 171,515.74 Gs
100,000.00
250,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 37,167.32 Gs
34,334.64
40,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 35,000.00 Gs
25,000.00
40,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 266,666.67 Gs
150,000.00
450,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 195,374.01 Gs
120,000.00
286,122.04
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 412,500.00 Gs
300,000.00
500,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 298,336.61 Gs
250,000.00
343,346.44
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,360,960.91 Gs
800,000.00
2,000,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 764,025.06 Gs
500,000.00
1,100,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,739,177.14 Gs
2,500,000.00
3,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,840,000.00 Gs
1,500,000.00
2,000,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 418,060.20 Gs
325,157.93
464,511.33
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 316,474.25 Gs
278,706.80
345,558.01
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,112,149.53 Gs
1,800,000.00
3,000,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 9.83
6.00
15.00

These data are based on 362 entries in the past 18 months from 29 different contributors.

Last update: June, 2015

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9 Comments so far

#Brian on May 14, 2015 :
Can not find info on rentals in the Asuncion area or areas around there which might be for less rent. Also pet friendly. Will be in Paraguay in July 2015. Thanks.
#Caro on Apr 01, 2015 :
I've been to Asuncion in 2013 and everything was way more expensive than what's listed here. I'm sure it's even more expensive now in 2015. I am from Asuncion, but have been living in the US for the past 10 years, and I am really shocked to see the rise in inflation rates compared to the US. I don't know how people make it to the end of the month on such low salaries. I would have to make at least GS.20,000,000+ a month to have a comparable lifestyle in Asuncion. Labor is cheap in Asuncion and Paraguay in general, but housing, groceries, utilities, clothing, and good schools are expensive.
#Rocío on Jan 26, 2015 :
Born and raced in Asunción, still living here, and I think the prices are very accurate.

I would like to add that even though rent seems very cheap, those that cost starting at 800.000 p/month are quite ugly places to live in. Nice and simple appartments are really hard to find, most of the time the previously mentioned number reffers to a single bedroom and bathroom in the back of some house in Asunción. There's also no "roommate" culture around here. Still: you can absolutely find something that will be higenic and spacy, it just takes a lot of searching.

And also, as you can see, minimug wage is not nearly enough! Other than this...Asunción offers a nice quality of living with the propper money and organizing.
#Bon Garraga on Jan 27, 2014 :
Pretty Accurate! And, as you can see, not as cheap as people might think for many of these items!
#John on May 19, 2013 :
@#Mindis

Feel free to add your own finding of prices. I live in Asuncion and have changed any prices which I know and feel are inaccurate. I pay Gs100,000 for my gym in the centre which is good. My last one cost Gs75,000 (not so good). The max in the range listed is Gs208,000 which I have not seen anywhere. It probably depends on the area. Villa Mora might be much more expensive, which is typical for almost anything in the "new town" of Villa Mora, compared to the "old downtown."

The cappuccino price is also accurate, IMHO.

One price is miss is beef steak. Gs30,000 /kg for frying steak, ranging upto Gs60,000 /kg for fillet, which I see as incredibly cheap.

As with all 3rd world countries, they is a tremendous range in pricing. If you try to live like you are accustomed from a 1st world country, then you will pay more for almost everything.
#Mladen on Feb 08, 2013 :
Mindis, please update the prices thanks.
#Mindis on Feb 07, 2013 :
This info does not seem up to date or accurate for asuncion... Double the rent, the cappuccino , the meal, and about 10 dollars more for a decent gym membership.
#Mladen on Mar 26, 2012 :
parker, every city page has "Last update" after the prices.
#parker on Mar 24, 2012 :
Enjoy the site. Is it possible to date the information. It would be helpful to know how current the data is.

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