Cochabamba travel budget

Cochabamba: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Cochabamba

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Cochabamba for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 24 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 6.2 per person
  • $ 1.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 541* (3668 BOB)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 57 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 9.6 per person
  • $ 6.9 per person

Total budget:

$ 1642* (11144 BOB)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 67 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 25 per person
  • $ 14 per person

Total budget:

$ 2530* (17150 BOB)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Cochabamba compared to Bolivia in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Cochabamba in 2020 is 42% less than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Cochabamba in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):



Local prices in Cochabamba by expense type

Restaurant budget in Cochabamba

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Cochabamba is 47% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3.1/person
($ 1.6 to $ 4.7)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 8.5/person
($ 6.1 to $ 14)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.4/person
($ 3.8 to $ 7.6)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2 for 500ml
($ 1.2 to $ 2.3)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.5 for 330ml
($ 1.8 to $ 4.7)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.4/cup
($ 1.6 to $ 3.1)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.8/can
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7/bottle
($ 0.7 to $ 1)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Cochabamba

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Cochabamba is 60% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 27/night
($ 27 to $ 27)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 35/night
($ 20 to $ 52)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 79/night
($ 49 to $ 116)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 83/night
($ 79 to $ 85)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 29/month
($ 18 to $ 40)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 63/month
($ 48 to $ 79)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 87/month
($ 40 to $ 132)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 66/month
($ 51 to $ 81)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 150/month
($ 85 to $ 236)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Cochabamba

On average, the price of supermarket food in Cochabamba is 52% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.1)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.1/500g
($ 0.7 to $ 1.6)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.6/12 eggs
($ 1 to $ 2)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 4.3/kg
($ 3.7 to $ 4.7)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 2.9/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 3.1)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 1.8/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 3.1)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 1.1)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 1.8)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.2)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 1/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 1.6)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.2
($ 1.1 to $ 1.2)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 7.6/kg
($ 6.1 to $ 9.2)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Cochabamba

On average, the price of transport in Cochabamba is 44% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.4/ticket
($ 0.4 to $ 0.5)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 8/month
($ 8 to $ 17)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 72
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.6/km
($ 1.2 to $ 2.2)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.6/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 0.6)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.4
($ 1.1 to $ 2.3)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 38/24hrs
($ 11 to $ 112)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Cochabamba

On average, the cost of housing in Cochabamba is 47% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 33/month
($ 22 to $ 47)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

67% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 67/month
($ 38 to $ 93)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 330/month
($ 231 to $ 538)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1367
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 177/month
($ 155 to $ 216)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1095
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 618/month
($ 484 to $ 860)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2195
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 461/month
($ 308 to $ 691)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1739
Gym
Gym
$ 40/month
($ 32 to $ 47)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 168/month
($ 139 to $ 553)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 953
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 4152/yr
($ 1841 to $ 5367)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16399

Leisure activity budget in Cochabamba

On average, budget for leisure activities in Cochabamba is 31% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6.9/ticket
($ 5.4 to $ 9.2)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 14/hr
($ 7.6 to $ 13)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Cochabamba

On average, shopping budget in Cochabamba is 12% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.3/pack
($ 2.3 to $ 3.1)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 52
($ 24 to $ 75)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 45
($ 32 to $ 75)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 66
($ 63 to $ 70)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 91
($ 32 to $ 149)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 98

Plane ticket budget

London → La Paz
London → La Paz
London → La Paz
$ 1211
(fair price: $ 1064)
New York City → La Paz
New York City → La Paz
New York City → La Paz
$ 964
(fair price: $ 825)
Los Angeles → La Paz
Los Angeles  → La Paz
Los Angeles  → La Paz
$ 985
(fair price: $ 879)
Montreal → La Paz
Montreal → La Paz
Montreal → La Paz
$ 1261
(fair price: $ 1084)
Toronto (Ontario) → La Paz
Toronto (Ontario) → La Paz
Toronto (Ontario) → La Paz
$ 1128
(fair price: $ 959)
Dublin → La Paz
Dublin → La Paz
Dublin → La Paz
$ 1421
(fair price: $ 1238)
Manchester → La Paz
Manchester → La Paz
Manchester → La Paz
$ 1491
(fair price: $ 1301)

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About this information on the cost of living in Cochabamba

The information about the cost of living in Cochabamba shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including: Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

The information about the cost of living in Cochabamba was updated on 13-10-2020.

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