Cost of living in Bogotá, Colombia

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district COL$13,798
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$13,100
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$5,736
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,650
12 eggs, large COL$4,764
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,496
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$7,819
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$6,432
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes COL$1,530
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,471
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$28,138
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$3,618
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,085
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$3,082,880
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$212,791
Internet 8MB (1 month) COL$71,542
40” flat screen TV COL$1,090,680
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt COL$174,976
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$12,759
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$5,177
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$172,770
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) COL$132,977
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) COL$177,352
1 pair of leather business shoes COL$169,201
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$49,428,500
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,192
Monthly ticket public transport COL$92,066
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) COL$12,907
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) COL$11,973
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$12,447
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$9,262
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$9,914
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$4,121
Tube of toothpaste COL$2,767
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$11,147
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$43,397
2 tickets to the movies COL$19,934
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$178,005
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert COL$96,195
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$13,637
Capuccino in expat area of the city COL$4,442
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$4,666
iPod nano 16GB COL$411,818
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$201
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$122,597
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$5,329
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 14,192 prices entered by 1,092 different people.
Latest price update: March 28, 2015.

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