Venezuela Country Profile

Passport Ranking
79/198
Passport Score
121.6
Visa-free Countries
115
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Region
North and South America
Capital City
Caracas

Largest City
Caracas
Currency
Venezuelan bolívar

Languages
Spanish
Population
29.3 million

Life Expectancy
73.3 years
GDP (nominal)
$82.1 billion

GDP/Capita
$2,807
Cost of Living
Climate
Safety
Pollution
English Proficiency
Very cheap (2/7)
Very comfortable (1/5)
Extremely Dangerous (7/7)
Polluted (4/5)
Low (4/5)

Taxation Type: Residence-based

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Articles featuring Venezuela

Plan B

On the ground in Venezuela: this country is being cut off from the rest of the world.

The first thing to understand about Venezuela today is that it’s becoming exceedingly difficult to even get here. Or get out. Nearly every major regional and international carrier has discontinued service to/from Caracas. Due to safety concerns amid all the chaos and violence here, Lan Airlines in Chile (now merged with TAM in Brazil as […]

Trends & News

Mexico is starting to look like Venezuela

Mexico is in the midst of a crisis again. And no, it doesn’t have anything to do with the border wall that caused the US government to be hopelessly deadlocked for more than a month. Or the economy. Or murders and violence. Or drug trafficking. Or bird flu. Nope. Mexico is battling an enormous problem […]

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This is what $100 buys you in Venezuela

The gunfire on the streets near my hotel started around 9pm last night. The sound is unmistakable, especially at night on an otherwise quiet city street. I had recently returned to the hotel after a few evening meetings. And coming back after dark it was as if they had rolled the sidewalks up — restaurants […]

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Venezuela wants every woman to have six children…

Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, your finances, and your prosperity… and on occasion, poetic justice. Solved: why is Mississippi is so fat? Jail time for diet advice Mississippi is officially the fattest state in […]

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