Cost of Living in Asuncion

Summary about cost of living in Asuncion:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25,000.00 Gs 15,000.00-30,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120,000.00 Gs 75,000.00-180,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 28,000.00 Gs 25,000.00-30,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5,000.00 Gs 5,000.00-8,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10,000.00 Gs 7,000.00-12,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 10,500.00 Gs 7,000.00-15,000.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4,653.85 Gs 4,000.00-7,000.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3,030.77 Gs 2,500.00-5,000.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 17,393.97 Gs 15,141.65-20,441.23
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2,571.42 Gs 1,587.58-3,628.74
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1,854.61 Gs 1,360.78-2,267.96
Eggs (regular) (12) 9,375.00 Gs 8,000.00-12,000.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 18,219.32 Gs 13,607.79-20,411.68
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 8,719.06 Gs 5,443.11-11,339.82
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 13,182.69 Gs 9,071.86-18,597.31
Apples (1 lb) 4,076.40 Gs 3,175.15-5,443.11
Banana (1 lb) 2,041.17 Gs 1,496.14-2,685.71
Oranges (1 lb) 2,719.52 Gs 2,041.17-3,628.74
Tomato (1 lb) 4,147.14 Gs 2,721.56-5,443.11
Potato (1 lb) 2,578.31 Gs 1,723.65-4,082.34
Onion (1 lb) 2,980.18 Gs 1,043.26-4,717.37
Lettuce (1 head) 2,100.00 Gs 1,200.00-3,500.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 3,588.89 Gs 2,300.00-5,000.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 32,500.00 Gs 25,000.00-40,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5,131.65 Gs 3,289.47-7,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9,250.00 Gs 6,500.00-12,000.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10,500.00 Gs 7,000.00-12,000.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3,300.00 Gs 2,000.00-3,500.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 136,000.00 Gs 80,600.00-144,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5,000.00 Gs 5,000.00-6,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 21,726.15 Gs 9,656.07-24,140.17
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50,000.00 Gs 50,000.00-80,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 21,908.08 Gs 20,819.77-22,882.82
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 73,600,000.00 Gs 60,000,000.00-96,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 100,000,020.00 Gs 85,000,000.00-110,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 256,590.53 Gs 127,500.00-330,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 866.67 Gs 150.00-1,500.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 223,214.29 Gs 159,000.00-400,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 153,333.33 Gs 120,000.00-200,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 64,000.00 Gs 40,000.00-100,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 35,000.00 Gs 25,000.00-40,000.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 627,500.00 Gs 300,000.00-1,124,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,550,330.00 Gs 4,200,000.00-13,201,320.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 322,857.14 Gs 200,000.00-500,003.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 296,666.67 Gs 250,000.00-350,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 468,888.89 Gs 300,000.00-600,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 313,333.33 Gs 220,000.00-450,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,336,374.55 Gs 950,000.00-1,850,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,070,909.09 Gs 700,000.00-2,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,418,181.82 Gs 2,500,000.00-5,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,116,666.67 Gs 2,000,000.00-6,000,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 495,478.76 Gs 92,902.27-743,218.13
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 340,641.64 Gs 83,612.04-557,413.60
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,088,312.00 Gs
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 15.75 12.00-23.00

Prices in Asuncion

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Last update: November 2018
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6 Comments so far

#Admin on Sep 05, 2016 :
We updated the prices from local supermarket for better data accuracy.
#bpy on Sep 02, 2016 :
Food prices are wrong, also there is no such thing as a monthly pass for buses here. unless this website gets translated people won't fill it with accurate data.
#Petra on Aug 31, 2015 :
Hi! Thanks for the helpful price information! I will be living in Paraguay for the next half year and my salary will only be around 500€ so now I feel I will definitely have to be very economical! I thought it would be cheaper than Europe.. :( Will be fun to explore Paraguay though
#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.