Mi Vida en Venezuela
De Pablo González
Compared to the U.S., combining the salaries of my father, an insurance agent, and my mother, a hairdresser, with similar annual costs, the family income would amount to 60% more in Venezuelan Bolivars.
City and Neighborhood
In Venezuela, we would live the neighborhood of Baruta in the city of Caracas.
Caracas Skyline at Night
In Caracas, we would live in a small, affordable two-bedroom apartment. The monthly rent would cost about $700 USD, which in Venezuelan economics amounts to about a little over 1/6 of the annual income.
In Venezuela, we would own 2 cars, sedans such as a RAV4 and a Honda Accord. I do not have a license so either my parents drive for me or I'd ride transit systems such as Caracas Metro.
At the university, I would study architecture and urban planning, philosophy, political science, art, and social communication.
For extracurricular activities, I would participate as manager of UCV's Club de Beisbol. I would continue to make music as usual as well.
For daily meals, breakfast would consist of reina pepeada and arepas. For lunch I would have pabellón criollo with mandoca for dessert. For dinner I would have empendadas.
For clothes I would shop at stores in the Millenium Mall in stores such as Levis for jeans, Moose for shirts, etc. I would wear jeans, t-shirts, and hoodies to school.
One musician I would listen to is Cheo Hurtado.
Places I would go on vacation in Venezuela are Margarita Island with its beaches, Coche Island, and Maracaibo.