Cost of Living in Barranquilla

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Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10,000.00 Col$ 6,000.00-12,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50,000.00 Col$ 26,000.00-60,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 14,000.00 Col$ 10,000.00-16,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2,500.00 Col$ 2,500.00-2,500.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 6,000.00 Col$ 4,000.00-7,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4,166.67 Col$ 2,500.00-6,000.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2,083.33 Col$ 1,000.00-3,000.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1,960.00 Col$ 1,000.00-2,500.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9,337.35 Col$ 4,542.50-10,220.61
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2,449.40 Col$ 907.19-3,175.15
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1,292.74 Col$ 453.59-1,814.37
Eggs (regular) (12) 4,950.00 Col$ 2,500.00-6,000.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4,082.34 Col$ 2,267.96-6,350.30
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5,669.91 Col$ 2,041.17-5,896.71
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7,484.28 Col$ 2,267.96-11,339.82
Apples (1 lb) 2,267.96 Col$ 1,360.78-4,154.91
Banana (1 lb) 1,050.15 Col$ 453.59-1,200.00
Oranges (1 lb) 1,587.58 Col$ 907.19-1,587.58
Tomato (1 lb) 1,436.38 Col$ 907.19-2,993.71
Potato (1 lb) 498.95 Col$ 453.59-1,587.58
Onion (1 lb) 1,009.24 Col$ 907.19-2,267.96
Lettuce (1 head) 2,833.33 Col$ 1,000.00-3,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2,833.33 Col$ 2,000.00-4,000.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 32,000.00 Col$ 20,000.00-38,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,633.33 Col$ 2,000.00-3,000.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 6,033.33 Col$ 3,500.00-7,000.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 5,500.00 Col$ 4,000.00-6,000.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1,900.00 Col$ 1,800.00-2,000.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 0.00 Col$
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6,000.00 Col$ 6,000.00-6,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 9,656.07 Col$ 6,437.38-11,265.41
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20,000.00 Col$ 10,000.00-22,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8,317.61 Col$ 7,600.00-8,900.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 40,000,000.00 Col$ 30,000,000.00-47,990,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 68,000,000.00 Col$ 45,000,000.00-70,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 316,666.67 Col$ 196,153.85-500,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 233.33 Col$ 100.00-500.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 91,666.67 Col$ 60,000.00-140,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 114,629.63 Col$ 80,000.00-150,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 24,666.67 Col$ 20,000.00-29,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12,250.00 Col$ 6,500.00-12,500.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 350,000.00 Col$ 350,000.00-900,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,800,000.00 Col$ 8,400,000.00-18,000,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 194,285.71 Col$ 90,000.00-200,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 125,000.00 Col$ 80,000.00-200,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 240,000.00 Col$ 200,000.00-250,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 215,000.00 Col$ 150,000.00-250,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 675,000.00 Col$ 500,000.00-900,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 850,000.00 Col$ 500,000.00-1,200,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,135,000.00 Col$ 850,000.00-1,500,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,245,454.55 Col$ 750,000.00-2,000,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 275,222.97 Col$ 232,255.67-325,157.93
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 324,125.69 Col$ 185,804.53-418,060.20
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,222,875.00 Col$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 17.80 11.00-22.00

Prices in Barranquilla

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4 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.
#Conner on Sep 29, 2016 :
I agree with Pedro's post below.
Barranquilla is one of the most divided cities I ever seen as far as economic status.
The North is more expensive, has malls, restaurants, banks, etc and richer neighborhoods.
The Center is commercial, a lot of street shopping, not high end.
The South is where a lot of industrial businesses are located, smaller stores, and poorer neighborhoods.
The price they have for a 1 bedroom apartment $750,000 COP is for an apartment in the north. You can find one in the south for half that price. And the price of utilities varies greatly depending on if you're in the north or south.
The meal for 2 people at $50,000 is also equivalent to two personal size pizzas.
You can find a meal for $5,000 in the South.
The average monthly salary about right however that is AFTER they take out for health insurance.
#Pedro de la Puente on Feb 25, 2016 :
About renting prices in Barranquilla, the numbers given here should be switched. Locally, we refer to 'city centre' to the downtown area. But it should be noted that downtown Barranquilla is, in practice, a periferical area of the city. Yes, there is located the city hall, the international port and some other commercial areas, but there are little residents, and buildings are over 40 yeats old. Hence, most of Barranquilla's life occurs in the uptown area, that I assume is what we call 'outside city centre', and there's where banks, shopping centers, hospitals, upscales offices, etc. are located; being in practice, the city centre. Most people in the city goes uptown when they have to do something related to business or shopping, only going downtown for government related tasks.
#Earl Hargrove on Jul 30, 2014 :
This is later info since it is now 2014. I found an apartment through Everything was good for me. Check them out and you will find housing around the world.