Summary of cost of living in Bogota, Colombia:
|Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant||15,000.00 Col$||11,000.00-30,000.00|
|Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course||90,000.00 Col$||63,000.00-160,000.00|
|McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)||25,000.00 Col$||21,950.00-26,000.00|
|Domestic Beer (1 pint draught)||4,500.00 Col$||3,000.00-9,900.00|
|Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle)||9,000.00 Col$||6,500.00-15,000.00|
|Cappuccino (regular)||5,544.07 Col$||3,000.00-8,000.00|
|Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle)||2,915.10 Col$||2,300.00-4,000.00|
|Water (12 oz small bottle)||2,327.19 Col$||2,000.00-4,000.00|
|Milk (regular), (1 gallon)||16,838.18 Col$||11,356.24-22,712.48|
|Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb)||4,505.54 Col$||2,721.56-7,257.49|
|Rice (white), (1 lb)||2,009.68 Col$||1,360.78-3,000.00|
|Eggs (regular) (12)||7,894.53 Col$||6,000.00-10,800.00|
|Local Cheese (1 lb)||9,717.89 Col$||4,535.93-18,143.72|
|Chicken Fillets (1 lb)||8,286.82 Col$||4,535.93-11,793.42|
|Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)||13,382.60 Col$||6,803.89-18,143.72|
|Apples (1 lb)||4,231.18 Col$||1,700.00-6,985.33|
|Banana (1 lb)||1,818.77 Col$||907.19-4,082.34|
|Oranges (1 lb)||2,215.21 Col$||907.19-5,443.11|
|Tomato (1 lb)||2,293.19 Col$||680.39-3,628.74|
|Potato (1 lb)||1,783.01 Col$||680.39-3,175.15|
|Onion (1 lb)||1,635.38 Col$||544.31-2,993.71|
|Lettuce (1 head)||2,923.09 Col$||1,500.00-4,500.00|
|Water (1.5 liter bottle)||2,826.40 Col$||1,500.00-4,900.00|
|Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)||40,000.00 Col$||20,000.00-65,000.00|
|Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)||3,900.10 Col$||2,500.00-5,000.00|
|Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle)||7,032.68 Col$||5,000.00-12,000.00|
|Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)||8,800.00 Col$||6,000.00-10,500.00|
|One-way Ticket (Local Transport)||2,950.00 Col$||2,650.00-3,000.00|
|Monthly Pass (Regular Price)||141,000.00 Col$||104,000.00-173,913.04|
|Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)||5,000.00 Col$||4,500.00-8,000.00|
|Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff)||10,251.52 Col$||8,046.72-16,093.44|
|Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)||25,000.00 Col$||15,000.00-35,000.00|
|Gasoline (1 gallon)||9,857.18 Col$||9,054.00-11,545.51|
|Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)||62,000,000.00 Col$||55,000,000.00-75,000,000.00|
|Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)||85,559,090.91 Col$||70,000,000.00-100,000,000.00|
|Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment||327,346.02 Col$||200,000.00-500,000.00|
|1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)||262.88 Col$||100.00-500.00|
|Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)||91,613.20 Col$||70,000.00-150,000.00|
Sports And Leisure
|Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult||86,131.48 Col$||50,000.00-150,000.00|
|Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)||36,305.36 Col$||22,191.13-50,000.00|
|Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat||18,000.00 Col$||12,000.00-25,000.00|
|Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child||838,136.36 Col$||400,000.00-1,500,000.00|
|International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child||23,314,285.71 Col$||10,200,000.00-36,000,000.00|
Clothing And Shoes
|1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)||210,265.08 Col$||100,000.00-350,000.00|
|1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)||145,643.06 Col$||60,000.00-300,000.00|
|1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)||337,516.81 Col$||200,000.00-500,000.00|
|1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes||278,988.82 Col$||160,000.00-400,000.00|
Rent Per Month
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre||1,508,881.36 Col$||1,100,000.00-2,500,000.00|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre||1,151,315.79 Col$||750,000.00-2,000,000.00|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre||2,932,890.41 Col$||2,000,000.00-5,000,000.00|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre||2,174,527.58 Col$||1,500,000.00-3,500,000.00|
Buy Apartment Price
|Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre||653,470.51 Col$||464,511.33-836,120.40|
|Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre||505,137.90 Col$||390,189.52-650,315.87|
Salaries And Financing
|Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)||1,482,259.63 Col$|
|Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate||12.00||9.00-17.00|
|Cost of Living in Villavicencio||67.82 miles|
|Cost of Living in Manizales||190.92 miles|
|DeutschLebenshaltungskosten in Bogota|
|PortuguêsCusto de Vida em Bogotá|
|ItalianoCosto della Vita a Bogotà|
|FrançaisCoût de la Vie à Bogota|
|EspañolCosto de Vida en Bogotá|
Broke broken and broker.
Where do you live? Rural Usme? dude you will see the sidewalk being above traffic everywhere, from high end Chapinero, to the bad neighborhoods of Bosa (for somebody that doesn't live in Bogota or does not want to go far away into the city, you can look at google street view abd see for yourself). BTW, if where you live is not like that (unless, you know, you live in a rural area), you can complain to the local mayor (or here https://bogota.gov.co/sdqs/). Finally, can you post the news articles of people being overrun in the curb of a corner? if it is so frequent, it surely has a news article or two.
Sure, you can live in Chicó (top Bogotá neighborhood) with 3.5 M (including utilities and food,and it will be a furnished apt) and will have the rest for additional activities ( a weekend trip to a colombian city os around 0.5M, and for partying you are fine with half that). now if by "comfortably" you mean travelling very often to distant places, or very high end partying/activities. you will need 15M-20M (cost of flying is expensive)
"Yes. Starting at ~2'500.000 for a single person you don't worry about money."
Hell no! That depends on your standard of life. You could do just fine and live with $2.5M but will most likely be living in a subpar neighborhood or not be able to afford any activities.
Yes. Starting at ~2'500.000 for a single person you don't worry about money.
However on "Rent per Month" specifically for international student could be too much cheaper if you shared your aparment in outside of centre since 450000 Cop
Is it possible to live a decent life there in this much amount.
With this salary you are absolutely ok as single.
It gives 3 different salaries-systems: All with basic under 13 SMMLV ($10,765,507) are CONTRATO LABORAL SALARIO BASICO. All over 13 SMMLV ($10,765,508) are CONTRATO LABORAL SALARIO INTEGRAL. The third is PRESTACION DE SERVICIOS.
If your salary basic is $9,418,856, then you must have CONTRATO LABORAL SALARIO BASICO or PRESTACION DE SERVICIOS, but I think it will be first.
With $9,418,856 and Salario basico you get net after tax $7,799,234. If you buy Supplementary or extended health insurance to your basic you must pay approx. $512,831 monthly. What means your real net salary after tax will be $7,286,403. Now monthly for Apartment 40-50m2 furnished 1 bedroom $2,150,000 (unfurnished $1,550,000), If you buy furniture for 1 bedroom apartment it will be approx. 21 millions for all (incl. tv, pc, washing maschine and dryer, etc.), Utilities (Water, Electricity) $273,000 , maybe Tenant insurance $90,000 , Internet/TV/Phone/Mobilphone $366,905 , Public transport 3 rides with change every day (per month $234,000), Meals at normal restaurant $290,000 , Breakfast and Dinner at home which you do cooking $220,000 ,Fitnesscenter $120,000. Now if you subtract all this you will have $3,539,498. The following things have to be subtracted from $3,539,498: Tobaco, Leisure, Gifts, Clothes, Corporal hygiene, Home hygiene, Appliances&Home utensils, Others such as Public bathroom or prints, Official documents such as certificates and others, Travels. That's all. Kind regards
P.S.: We are owner of a nice 1-bedroom apartment (47m2) furnished near Ecopetrol at 9th floor. Actually it is occupated, but they will go after October. The lease is $1,250,000 for 2019 and minimum duration 6-months lease.
*RESTAURANT:Capuchino $5,500 - *MARKETS: Loaf of Fresh White Bread $4,000 - Rice $4,200 - 30 Eggs $9,050 - 1Kg Local Cheese $16,600 -1Kg Chicken Breasts $7,600 - 1Kg Beef Round $18,000 - 1Kg Apples $5,750 - 1Kg Banana $1,830 - 1Kg Orange $1,450 - 1Kg Tomato $2,800 - 1Kg Potato $1,920 - 1Kg Onion $2,727 (red one $5,450) - 1 head Lettuce $1,600 - Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) $60,000 - Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) $8,000 - *TRANSPORTATION: Monthly Pass (Regular Price) don't exist, but I pay monthly for all singleways $245,000 - Taxi Start $4,400 - Taxi 1Km $881 - 1L Gasoline $3,551 - New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline $70,000,000 - New Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort $80,000,000 - New Renault KWID Zen $33,000,000 - *UTILITIES:1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local $120 - Internet $164,900 - *SPORTS AD LEISURE: Tennis Court Rent $15,000 - Cinema $18,000 - Club/Disco entry $30,000 to 80,000 - Concert $150,000 ... - *CHILDCARE: Preschool monthly $2,200,000 - International Primary School 1 year $24,000,000 (by Kindergarden and School you must be carefull. If you want quality, quality humans, no drugs at School, then you must pay this. - *CLOTHING AND SHOES: If you want orignal 1 Pair of Jeans Levis 501 $214,900 - 1 Summer Dress Zara $239,000 In Bogota you can buy cheap and quality at ALMACENES ONLY or in the CityCenter (be VEEERY carefull in the CityCenter, dont take mobilphone and much money with you!) - *RENT PER MONTH: First of all, no one idiot goes to lease in CityCenter. Search apartments in LOCATION CHAPINERO EAST between Carrera 4 and 13 or LOCATION USAQUEN between Calle 100 to 134 and Carrera 4 to 19 (fincaraiz.com.co) - Apartment 1 bethroom $1,400,000 - Apartment 2to3 bethroom $1,800,000 to $2,400,000 - *BUY APARTMENT PRICE: Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre $5,181,818 - Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre (CHAPINERO $4,768,000 - CHAPINERO ALTO 5,999,390) - *SALARIES: Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) $1,293,032 (The most people talk that they have the minimum, but the true is that they have more and do not pay tax! It's unbeliveble but true!) - Comments to Bogota and population: After 10 years here i can say one: Be carefull here, don't trust no one Colombian (do it only if he's from a famaly of higher income minimum 5 millions monthly), here they lie all the time specially if they see you are foreigner, here they search all the time to cheat and steel, it gives no one day where you walk 500meters without to smell marihuana in the air, and this where i live in one of the best quarter! The poor are more brutal. You must be very carefull in situations where anothers offend you (ignore only and walk your way, because colombians are specialist to offend/provocate but they are strengh only with weapons and they like to use them!)