Cost of Living in Cartagena

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 22,500.00 Col$ 13,000.00-35,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 180,000.00 Col$ 110,000.00-220,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 35,000.00 Col$ 25,000.00-39,152.79
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7,250.00 Col$ 3,500.00-8,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10,000.00 Col$ 5,555.00-25,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 7,066.25 Col$ 2,000.00-8,000.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2,808.99 Col$ 2,500.00-4,000.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3,257.49 Col$ 2,500.00-6,000.00
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 15,898.73 Col$ 13,248.94-18,927.06
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 6,035.58 Col$ 3,628.74-8,899.49
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2,295.18 Col$ 907.19-4,989.52
Eggs (regular) (12) 9,185.71 Col$ 6,000.00-12,000.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 10,073.96 Col$ 8,164.67-18,143.72
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 10,032.91 Col$ 6,803.89-13,698.51
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 13,971.80 Col$ 10,886.23-15,875.75
Apples (1 lb) 6,155.26 Col$ 3,628.74-9,071.86
Banana (1 lb) 2,304.44 Col$ 563.00-3,628.74
Oranges (1 lb) 3,175.15 Col$ 3,175.15-3,175.15
Tomato (1 lb) 2,540.12 Col$ 1,723.65-4,082.34
Potato (1 lb) 3,401.95 Col$ 2,267.96-4,535.93
Onion (1 lb) 2,381.36 Col$ 1,587.58-3,175.15
Lettuce (1 head) 4,100.00 Col$ 2,940.00-5,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 3,500.00 Col$ 1,500.00-4,500.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 65,400.00 Col$
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3,648.31 Col$ 2,000.00-5,593.26
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6,133.33 Col$ 4,000.00-10,000.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10,000.00 Col$ 9,500.00-15,000.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3,000.00 Col$ 3,000.00-3,600.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 91,304.35 Col$ 65,217.39-118,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 9,000.00 Col$ 8,000.00-10,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 16,093.44 Col$ 10,000.00-19,312.13
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20,000.00 Col$ 20,000.00-20,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 12,151.43 Col$ 9,577.09-15,898.73
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 75,000,000.00 Col$ 70,000,000.00-80,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 105,000,000.00 Col$ 80,000,000.00-130,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 571,714.29 Col$ 430,000.00-950,000.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 32,800.00 Col$ 31,000.00-60,000.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 132,157.30 Col$ 100,000.00-239,000.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 82,000.00 Col$ 70,000.00-300,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 36,000.00 Col$
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15,000.00 Col$ 12,000.00-22,500.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 540,000.00 Col$ 170,000.00-1,000,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child ?
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 251,666.67 Col$ 205,000.00-300,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 176,666.67 Col$ 70,000.00-250,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 450,000.00 Col$ 300,000.00-600,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 366,666.67 Col$ 300,000.00-500,000.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,978,819.71 Col$ 1,957,639.43-2,000,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 800,000.00 Col$ 600,000.00-1,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,933,333.33 Col$ 1,800,000.00-5,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,800,000.00 Col$ 1,200,000.00-3,000,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre ?
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 969,171.92 Col$
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,966,666.67 Col$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 15.00

Prices in Cartagena

This city had 186 entries in the past 12 months by 24 different contributors.
Last update: February 2024
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7 Comments so far
Fedia on Sep 26, 2023:
I will be visiting Cartagena in late October. Can I meet George Rolfe and his family? I want to retire in Cartagena. Thanks.
Sincerely, Fedia.
Alejandro on Nov 16, 2022:
Hey Jeff, from my experience, if you want to get a nice 3-bedroom apartment in a good/decent area you'll be paying from $600 USD in rent + $200 USD in utilities (electricity, water, gas, internet). These are rough estimates for living in "estrato" 5 (upper-mid class) or "estrato" 6 (high class) areas. I do not recommend going below that, it's most likely not worth it.
Jeff on Jul 10, 2022:
My boyfriend and I are planning to move to Cartagena in early 2023. We will bring my monthly guaranteed pension of $2500 USD, and I would like a few sincere opinions of how well we can live on that amount.
Jeff on Jul 10, 2022:
My boyfriend and I are planning to move to Cartagena in early 2023. We will bring my monthly guaranteed pension of $2500 USD, and I would like a few sincere opinions of how well we can live on that amount.
George Rolfe on May 11, 2022:
Your prices are not realistic for living in Cartagena Colombia, I have lived here with my Colombian Wife for many years after leaving the USA and Wyoming. We have a 3 bedroom house with large terrace and patio and dining room and with all utilities and rents as well as internet and food for a month for 3 people and occasional restaurants. all costs have never exceeded $500 U.S Dollars or$1,950,000 COP! The highest costs are for medical care for ex-pats, and even 4 days in the hospital with MRIs and medications that cost was only $600 U.S. Dollars for neurologists and intensive care! That would have cost me over $6000 dollars if that were to happen to me while I was living in Wyoming!
Anonymous on Jun 30, 2020:
I am looking for 3 bed room apartment in Cartagena Columbia
Kerry Gardette on Apr 09, 2020:
I would like to know the cost of living in Cartagena in a two bedroom ocean front apartment and cost if utilities, cable TV, WiFi, food, maid, transportation, drinks. How is the health care system their