Cost of living in Barranquilla, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Barranquilla

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$6,229,655
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$2,690,832
  • Cost of living in Barranquilla is cheaper than in 89% of cities in Latin America (42 out of 47)
  • Cost of living in Barranquilla is cheaper than in 93% of cities in the World (264 out of 285)

List of prices in Barranquilla, Colombia. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$13,481
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) COL$14,133
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$7,196
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,990
12 eggs, large COL$5,203
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$3,156
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$8,475
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$5,119
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,030
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$3,548
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$38,334
2 liters of coca-cola COL$3,376
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,221
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area COL$1,870,680
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area COL$1,189,570
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$444,391
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area COL$1,293,390
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area COL$694,222
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio COL$299,511
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) COL$70,156
40” flat screen tv COL$1,066,720
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$286,146
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$12,585
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$29,723
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) COL$126,892
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) COL$121,666
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$233,916
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$143,936
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$50,211,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$3,243
Monthly ticket public transport COL$103,815
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$46,382
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$14,708
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$22,850
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) COL$80,998
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) COL$15,622
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$12,557
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$12,699
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$5,210
Tube of toothpaste COL$6,055
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$14,488
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$37,548
2 tickets to the movies COL$22,685
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$82,228
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$85,774
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$20,778
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$6,797
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$5,908
Ipad wi-fi 128gb COL$1,583,220
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$190
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$108,479
1 package of marlboro cigarettes COL$4,632
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 431 prices entered by 43 different people.
Latest price update: January 21, 2020

Barranquilla position in our World Ranking

the world
264th
out of 285
latin america
42nd
out of 47
colombia
3rd
out of 5

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

the world
3rd
the world
5th
the world
5th
latin america
1st
latin america
1st
latin america
2nd

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