Santa Cruz (Bolivia) travel budget

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Sample budgets for a trip to Santa Cruz (Bolivia)

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Santa Cruz (Bolivia) for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 29 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.1 per person
  • $ 1.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 641* (4046 BOB)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 54 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 8 per person

Total budget:

$ 1888* (11886 BOB)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 103 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 25 per person
  • $ 42 per person
  • $ 17 per person

Total budget:

$ 3736* (23506 BOB)

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


Cost of living in Santa Cruz (Bolivia) compared to Bolivia in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Santa Cruz (Bolivia) in 2020 is 28% 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 Santa Cruz (Bolivia) in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):


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Local prices in Santa Cruz (Bolivia) by expense type

Restaurant budget in Santa Cruz (Bolivia)

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Santa Cruz (Bolivia) is 47% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3.5/person
($ 1.6 to $ 6.7)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 15/person
($ 8.8 to $ 21)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.2/person
($ 5.6 to $ 8)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.9 for 500ml
($ 1.4 to $ 2.5)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.6 for 330ml
($ 2.4 to $ 3.2)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.7/cup
($ 2.4 to $ 3.3)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1/can
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8/bottle
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

Hotel and accommodation budget in Santa Cruz (Bolivia)

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Santa Cruz (Bolivia) is 56% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 39/night
($ 39 to $ 39)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 39/night
($ 23 to $ 54)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 70/night
($ 49 to $ 96)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 185
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 137/night
($ 93 to $ 174)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 263
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 161/night
($ 161 to $ 161)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 512
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 35/month
($ 23 to $ 47)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 70/month
($ 49 to $ 95)

59% 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
$ 82/month
($ 49 to $ 119)

51% 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
$ 113/month
($ 109 to $ 115)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 147/month
($ 85 to $ 245)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177

Supermarket food budget in Santa Cruz (Bolivia)

On average, the price of supermarket food in Santa Cruz (Bolivia) is 44% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.2/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.4)

30% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.8/500g
($ 0.6 to $ 2.6)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Rice
Rice
$ 1.8/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.5)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.9/12 eggs
($ 1.6 to $ 3.8)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Cheese
Cheese
$ 4.7/kg
($ 3.7 to $ 13)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.1/kg
($ 3.1 to $ 5.5)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 3/kg
($ 2.5 to $ 3.2)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2/kg
($ 1 to $ 3.2)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.3/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.6)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1/kg
( $ 1)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Salad
Salad
$ 1.1/salad
($ 0.6 to $ 1.6)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.2
($ 0.5 to $ 1.3)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 6.8/kg
($ 5.1 to $ 8)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14

Public and private transport budget in Santa Cruz (Bolivia)

On average, the price of transport in Santa Cruz (Bolivia) is 28% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.4/ticket
($ 0.4 to $ 0.4)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 40/month
($ 40 to $ 40)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.6/km
($ 1.6 to $ 3.2)

39% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

13% 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 $ 2.4)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 38/24hrs
($ 11 to $ 88)

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

Budget for living and housing in Santa Cruz (Bolivia)

On average, the cost of housing in Santa Cruz (Bolivia) is 40% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 53/month
($ 33 to $ 161)

70% 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
$ 114/month
($ 65 to $ 161)

55% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 73
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 474/month
($ 400 to $ 605)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1501
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 326/month
($ 193 to $ 560)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1204
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 783/month
($ 671 to $ 1118)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2433
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 645/month
($ 607 to $ 671)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1912
Gym
Gym
$ 52/month
($ 33 to $ 57)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 44
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 269/month
($ 161 to $ 400)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1054
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 2807/yr
($ 1087 to $ 6590)

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

Leisure activity budget in Santa Cruz (Bolivia)

On average, budget for leisure activities in Santa Cruz (Bolivia) is 4% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 8/ticket
($ 7.6 to $ 9.6)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 27/hr
($ 17 to $ 46)

48% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Santa Cruz (Bolivia)

On average, shopping budget in Santa Cruz (Bolivia) is 19% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.7/pack
($ 2.4 to $ 3.2)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 73
($ 49 to $ 89)

46% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 51
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 85
($ 41 to $ 161)

107% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
Trainers
Trainers
$ 107
($ 65 to $ 128)

26% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 89
($ 65 to $ 128)

18% 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)

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About this information on the cost of living in Santa Cruz (Bolivia)

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

The information about the cost of living in Santa Cruz (Bolivia) was updated on 02-04-2020.

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