Global Property Guide

Financial Information for the Residential Property Buyer


Currency +/- Value - Venezuela Compared to Latin America

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Uruguay $ 0.77
Costa Rica $ 0.69
Argentina $ 0.68
Brazil $ 0.65
Panama $ 0.59
Chile $ 0.58
Guyana $ 0.56
Venezuela $ 0.55
Ecuador $ 0.52
Guatemala $ 0.51
Honduras $ 0.50
Peru $ 0.49
El Salvador $ 0.48
Mexico $ 0.47
Suriname $ 0.46
Bolivia $ 0.45
Colombia $ 0.43
Paraguay $ 0.42
Nicaragua $ 0.38
Fr. Guiana $ 0.00

Venezuela: Currency +/- valuation index

This is a cost of living indicator. The figure shows how much how much a bundle of goods and services costing US$1 in the US would cost in other countries (similar to The Economist's Big Mac Index).

To arrive at the figure, the Global Property Guide takes the difference between the IMF's nominal GDP figures, and their purchasing power parity GDP figures for the latest year available.

Note that currency undervaluation (as measured by PPP) is not a good predictor of future currency movements.

These cost of living indicators refer to data collected annually (for date of collection, see Data FAQ )

Source: calculated using figures from the IMF World Economic Outlook Database


Venezuela has no house price statistics, but there are construction cost time-series at the Banco Central de Venezuela site, which also has general statistics. There are also statistics at the Instituto Nacional de Estadist'ca under the Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Planificaci'n y Desarrollo.