Cost of Living in Barranquilla

Summary about cost of living in Barranquilla, Colombia:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10,000.00 Col$ 8,000.00-20,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70,000.00 Col$ 48,000.00-80,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 17,000.00 Col$ 14,000.00-20,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4,000.00 Col$ 2,500.00-5,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5,000.00 Col$ 4,000.00-6,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4,428.57 Col$ 2,500.00-8,000.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2,787.50 Col$ 2,000.00-4,000.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2,142.86 Col$ 1,500.00-3,000.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10,788.43 Col$ 9,463.53-11,356.24
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2,825.48 Col$ 1,995.81-4,535.93
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1,393.18 Col$ 816.47-1,814.37
Eggs (regular) (12) 4,205.81 Col$ 3,000.00-4,800.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5,790.87 Col$ 4,082.34-7,257.49
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5,722.83 Col$ 3,401.95-6,803.89
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8,845.06 Col$ 4,535.93-12,247.01
Apples (1 lb) 3,000.49 Col$ 635.03-4,535.93
Banana (1 lb) 1,474.18 Col$ 680.39-2,267.96
Oranges (1 lb) 1,632.93 Col$ 907.19-3,617.24
Tomato (1 lb) 1,767.50 Col$ 907.19-2,267.96
Potato (1 lb) 934.40 Col$ 725.75-1,247.38
Onion (1 lb) 1,372.12 Col$ 907.19-3,628.74
Lettuce (1 head) 3,029.31 Col$ 1,500.00-5,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 3,019.54 Col$ 1,500.00-5,000.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 35,000.00 Col$ 12,000.00-60,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3,654.18 Col$ 2,500.00-5,167.49
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4,500.00 Col$ 3,617.24-9,000.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6,250.00 Col$ 4,000.00-8,000.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2,300.00 Col$ 2,200.00-2,400.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 85,521.74 Col$ 50,000.00-150,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6,000.00 Col$ 6,000.00-7,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 11,265.41 Col$ 8,046.72-12,874.76
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20,000.00 Col$ 10,000.00-30,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 9,300.00 Col$ 8,500.00-10,000.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 83,490,000.00 Col$ 45,000,000.00-83,490,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 71,514,285.71 Col$ 65,000,000.00-76,400,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 358,323.93 Col$ 297,500.00-554,736.84
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 207.72 Col$ 100.00-300.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 108,363.64 Col$ 80,000.00-200,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 74,318.18 Col$ 60,000.00-120,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22,666.67 Col$ 16,000.00-30,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12,000.00 Col$ 10,000.00-15,000.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 887,500.00 Col$ 400,000.00-1,400,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,983,964.93 Col$ 9,420,000.00-28,000,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 192,222.22 Col$ 100,000.00-250,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 100,000.00 Col$ 60,000.00-130,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 251,538.46 Col$ 150,000.00-300,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 198,888.89 Col$ 120,000.00-400,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 687,500.00 Col$ 500,000.00-1,200,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 825,000.00 Col$ 650,000.00-1,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,468,750.00 Col$ 1,000,000.00-2,100,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,527,777.78 Col$ 1,200,000.00-1,800,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 263,009.50 Col$ 185,804.53-336,049.78
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 335,609.44 Col$ 260,126.35-371,609.07
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,172,811.60 Col$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 12.83 11.00-16.00

Prices in Barranquilla

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Last update: December 2020
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1 Comments so far
Heather on Dec 20, 2017:
Inflation has hit Barranquilla if an apartment 3 years ago was only 750,000/mo! Wow! I live in the north, a very nice area around Buena Vista, but my apartment is actually old. A 3 bedroom is 1.500.000/mo. I am grandfathered in with a mid-estrato 4/5 due to the age of the apartment but I pay around 200.000 for electricity, 175.000 for internet, 80.000 for water/trash/garbage, and 40.000 for gas. I pay even more for electricity in the hot months, as much as 320.000 due to running my AC. But as an American I can't live in a lot of the less expensive areas as I stand out too much and would just be a target. However if you are a person who can blend then it's a better option to live more central because it's still nice but the utilities and rents are much less. The problem is also the co-signer (fiador) here. As a foreigner you probably won't have one and so you are forced to go to the richer areas where the gringos go and can find people who will let you pay extra and not need the fiador. Renting is a little difficult here unless you come with a business/school who will act as your fiador.