La Paz travel budget

La Paz: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to La Paz

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 25 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 6.7 per person
  • $ 1.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 572* (3598 BOB)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 49 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 9.7 per person
  • $ 6.9 per person

Total budget:

$ 1607* (10122 BOB)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 105 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 26 per person
  • $ 25 per person
  • $ 14 per person

Total budget:

$ 3273* (20594 BOB)

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


Cost of living in La Paz compared to Bolivia in 2020

On average, the cost of living in La Paz in 2020 is 43% 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 La Paz in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):


Bolivia: get the best price!


Finding flights. Thank you for waiting.

Find a flight to Bolivia:


Local prices in La Paz by expense type

Restaurant budget in La Paz

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in La Paz is 45% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 2.7/person
($ 2.2 to $ 5.4)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 16/person
($ 10.5 to $ 40)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.2/person
($ 5.4 to $ 6.9)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.3 for 500ml
($ 2.2 to $ 4.7)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.8 for 330ml
($ 2.9 to $ 5.4)

16% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.6/cup
($ 1.8 to $ 3.2)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1/can
($ 0.7 to $ 1.6)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7/bottle
($ 0.7 to $ 0.7)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

Hotel and accommodation budget in La Paz

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in La Paz is 60% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 32/night
($ 24 to $ 40)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 33/night
($ 22 to $ 45)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 65/night
($ 42 to $ 88)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 185
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 145/night
($ 120 to $ 169)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 263
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 85/night
( $ 85)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 512
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 30/month
($ 20 to $ 46)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 73/month
($ 34 to $ 110)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 173
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 122/month
($ 78 to $ 157)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 45/month
($ 23 to $ 73)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 138/month
($ 84 to $ 200)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177

Supermarket food budget in La Paz

On average, the price of supermarket food in La Paz is 44% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.1/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.3)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.6/500g
($ 0.8 to $ 2.3)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Rice
Rice
$ 1.6/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.8)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.4/12 eggs
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Cheese
Cheese
$ 4.2/kg
($ 2 to $ 6.1)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.7/kg
($ 3.6 to $ 6.3)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 3.2/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 4.7)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.3/kg
($ 2.3 to $ 2.3)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 3.5)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.3)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Salad
Salad
$ 0.7/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 1.1)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3
($ 1 to $ 1.6)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 8.8/kg
($ 4.7 to $ 10.2)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14

Public and private transport budget in La Paz

On average, the price of transport in La Paz is 43% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.4/ticket
($ 0.4 to $ 0.5)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 47/month
($ 40 to $ 48)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.6/km
($ 1.6 to $ 2.3)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.6/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 0.7)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.8
($ 1.6 to $ 2.3)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 23/24hrs
($ 3.6 to $ 97)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Budget for living and housing in La Paz

On average, the cost of housing in La Paz is 52% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 42/month
($ 27 to $ 78)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

25% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 47/month
($ 32 to $ 78)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 73
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 367/month
($ 308 to $ 461)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1501
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 304/month
($ 216 to $ 538)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1204
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 686/month
($ 461 to $ 1281)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2433
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 637/month
($ 431 to $ 1054)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1912
Gym
Gym
$ 53/month
($ 35 to $ 70)

22% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 44
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 206/month
($ 124 to $ 323)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1054
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 2837/yr
($ 1841 to $ 3865)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18546

Leisure activity budget in La Paz

On average, budget for leisure activities in La Paz is 39% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6.9/ticket
($ 6.1 to $ 8.5)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 12/hr
($ 9.2 to $ 16)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in La Paz

On average, shopping budget in La Paz is 21% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.3/pack
($ 2.3 to $ 2.5)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 51
($ 24 to $ 78)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 51
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 47
($ 32 to $ 63)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
Trainers
Trainers
$ 75
($ 47 to $ 107)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 73
($ 47 to $ 108)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108

Plane ticket budget

London → La Paz
London → La Paz
London → La Paz
$ 1216
(fair price: $ 1072)
New York City → La Paz
New York City → La Paz
New York City → La Paz
$ 958
(fair price: $ 829)
Los Angeles → La Paz
Los Angeles  → La Paz
Los Angeles  → La Paz
$ 986
(fair price: $ 887)
Montreal → La Paz
Montreal → La Paz
Montreal → La Paz
$ 1262
(fair price: $ 1088)
Toronto (Ontario) → La Paz
Toronto (Ontario) → La Paz
Toronto (Ontario) → La Paz
$ 1137
(fair price: $ 967)
Dublin → La Paz
Dublin → La Paz
Dublin → La Paz
$ 1427
(fair price: $ 1248)
Manchester → La Paz
Manchester → La Paz
Manchester → La Paz
$ 1491
(fair price: $ 1334)

Tours and organised trips in Bolivia


Recommended for you:


About this information on the cost of living in La Paz

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

The information about the cost of living in La Paz was updated on 02-04-2020.

Change currency