Cost of Living in Colombia

Cost of living in Colombia is 57.24% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account).

Rent in Colombia is, on average, 76.34% lower than in United States.

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 3.45 $ 2.01-5.75
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 20.11 $ 14.36-35.02
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4.88 $ 4.02-5.75
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.01 $ 0.57-2.30
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.01 $ 1.29-3.45
Cappuccino (regular) 1.20 $ 0.57-2.15
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.71 $ 0.57-1.15
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.59 $ 0.43-0.86
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.86 $ 2.07-3.81
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.79 $ 0.52-1.30
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.43 $ 0.23-0.65
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.48 $ 0.92-2.76
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1.51 $ 0.65-3.13
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1.53 $ 0.78-2.61
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2.13 $ 1.04-3.26
Apples (1 lb) 0.92 $ 0.33-1.30
Banana (1 lb) 0.36 $ 0.18-0.78
Oranges (1 lb) 0.47 $ 0.16-1.30
Tomato (1 lb) 0.47 $ 0.20-0.91
Potato (1 lb) 0.32 $ 0.11-0.77
Onion (1 lb) 0.38 $ 0.20-0.59
Lettuce (1 head) 0.70 $ 0.29-1.06
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.77 $ 0.43-1.29
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.62 $ 4.31-12.93
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.88 $ 0.57-1.44
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.58 $ 0.95-2.59
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2.24 $ 1.72-2.87
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.69 $ 0.60-0.76
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 34.47 $ 17.24-48.26
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.44 $ 1.15-2.01
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.54 $ 1.37-3.70
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5.75 $ 3.45-10.05
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.70 $ 2.34-3.10
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,673.20 $ 11,491.20-23,985.01
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,959.27 $ 19,391.40-21,948.19
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 72.87 $ 43.09-143.64
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.05 $ 0.03-0.09
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 29.87 $ 20.11-49.41
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 23.03 $ 14.36-43.09
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.49 $ 5.66-14.36
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3.73 $ 2.73-5.75
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 182.99 $ 86.18-430.92
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 5,230.43 $ 2,413.15-10,342.08
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 49.62 $ 22.98-71.82
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 31.35 $ 17.24-54.30
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 71.13 $ 43.09-100.55
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 62.28 $ 34.47-100.55
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 317.54 $ 172.37-587.53
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 233.29 $ 129.28-430.92
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 528.15 $ 287.28-1,149.12
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 416.21 $ 258.55-804.38
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 119.49 $ 66.72-240.20
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 102.79 $ 66.72-160.13
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 326.17 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.57 8.00-18.00

Prices in Colombia

This country had 6490 entries in the past 12 months by 460 different contributors.
Last update: January 2021
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
Sources and References
  

By City in Colombia

Rank
City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Bogota 32.63 13.73 23.57 27.35 23.43 22.25
Medellin 31.39 9.68 20.99 27.46 24.72 27.47
Barranquilla 31.31 8.55 20.41 26.48 19.66 27.24
Cali 28.83 7.29 18.51 23.94 20.23 31.35
Bucaramanga 28.12 6.92 17.96 20.62 18.50 28.46
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