Cost of living in Barranquilla, Colombia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$12,609
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$16,423
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$7,990
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,587
12 eggs, large COL$4,816
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,820
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$7,753
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$5,415
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,317
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,971
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$35,321
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$3,871
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,695
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$2,206,250
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area COL$1,292,080
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$379,387
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,408,640
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area COL$847,628
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio COL$208,842
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) COL$71,555
40” flat screen TV COL$1,229,310
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$259,509
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$13,651
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$83,728
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$138,029
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) COL$146,455
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$217,264
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$158,863
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$53,517,300
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,196
Monthly ticket public transport COL$91,052
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$45,602
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$10,728
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$19,979
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) COL$81,970
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$16,184
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$8,997
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$10,382
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$4,648
Tube of toothpaste COL$3,838
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$11,271
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$40,762
2 tickets to the movies COL$22,975
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$86,947
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$84,059
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$17,130
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$4,772
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$5,995
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB COL$1,775,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$867
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$87,466
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$4,532
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 221 prices entered by 28 different people.
Latest price update: May 24, 2018.

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