Cost of living in Bogotá, Colombia

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district COL$13,815
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$13,611
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$6,032
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,639
12 eggs, large COL$4,736
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,537
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$7,873
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$6,262
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes COL$1,716
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,509
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$28,352
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$3,587
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,132
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$3,067,800
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$224,274
Internet 8MB (1 month) COL$66,885
40” flat screen TV COL$1,080,380
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt COL$174,661
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$13,201
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$5,059
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$173,163
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) COL$133,058
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) COL$191,446
1 pair of leather business shoes COL$175,249
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$49,187,400
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,196
Monthly ticket public transport COL$91,873
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) COL$14,255
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) COL$12,459
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$12,429
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$9,409
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$10,414
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$4,312
Tube of toothpaste COL$2,987
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$11,862
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$45,269
2 tickets to the movies COL$20,876
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$180,308
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert COL$102,418
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$15,550
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$4,487
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$5,465
iPod nano 16GB COL$410,325
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$202
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$127,071
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$5,162
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 14,926 prices entered by 1,135 different people.
Latest price update: May 30, 2015.

Bogotá position in our World Ranking

the world
156th
out of 194
latin america
20th
out of 24

Cheapest and most expensive products in Bogotá compared to other cities:

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