Monday, May 11, 2015

What The World Costs- Venezuela (2014)

3 Bolivares (official $.25/blackmarket $.025): 1 metro ticket
5 Bolivares ($.42/$.042): A full tank of gas
9 Bolivares ($.75/$.075): small espresso at local cafe
25 Bolivares ($2.08/ $.21): cafe con leche
30 Bolivares ($2.59/ $.26): bottle of sparkling water; double espresso
40 Bolivares ($3.33/$.33): 500ml bottle of agua de coco; cafe marron oscuro to go
54 Bolivares ($4.50/$.45): Batido de melon (melon shake)
70 Bolivares ($5.83/$.58): hamburger with grilled egg on the sife of the road
78 Bolivares ($6.50/ $.65): Arepa Reina Pepeida
84 Bolivares ($7/$.70): Turkey ham and cheese sandwich
95 Bolivares ($7.92/ $.79): 100 Grand candy bar
118 Bolivares ($9.83/ $.98): Cachapa de Carne Mechada
125 Bolivares ($10.42/ $1.04): glass of Chilean red wine
150 Bolivares ($12.50/ $1.25): 15 min taxi ride in Caracas; shot of flaming sambuca
180 Bolivares ($15/ $1.50): full breakfast criollo
200 Bolivares ($16.67/ $1.66): plate of carne salomo and rice
240 Bolivares ($20/ $2.00): Ceviche at a beach restaurant
265 Bolivares ($22.08/ $2.20): charge for 40 kilos (88 pounds) extra luggage; small bottle of diplomatico rum
450 Bolivares ($37.50/ $3.75): 15 min taxi from airport to hotel
500 Bolivares ($41.67/ $4.16): glass of chivas whiskey on the rocks
580 ($48.33/ $4.83): Cazuela de Corvina [shark stew]
1400 Bolivares ($116.67/ $11.66): per person meal at Monte Grill for way too much grilled meat, appetizers wine, whiskey and dessert
2,000 Bolivares ($166.67/ $16.66): per person meal at Leal Resturante- Venezuelan fusion restaurant for apps, dinner, dessert and drinks
3,710 ($309.16/ $30.91): 2 extra suitcases on return trip
4,400 ($366.67/ $36.67): Bottle of Diplomatico Reserve for a good friend

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