Cost of living in Barranquilla, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Barranquilla

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$6,648,135
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$2,854,943
  • Barranquilla is the 4th cheapest city in Latin America (33 out of 36)
  • Cost of living in Barranquilla is cheaper than in 93% of cities in the World (150 out of 161)
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List of prices in Barranquilla
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$22,676
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) COL$17,977
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$8,043
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,813
12 eggs, large COL$5,811
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$3,224
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$7,866
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$5,525
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,574
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,938
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$38,708
2 liters of coca-cola COL$4,005
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,152
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area COL$2,096,970
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area COL$1,126,240
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$308,336
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area COL$1,209,400
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area COL$842,307
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio COL$224,841
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) COL$75,680
40” flat screen tv COL$1,138,650
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$330,910
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$14,062
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$12,790
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) COL$176,499
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) COL$126,405
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$267,181
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$179,556
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$76,411,700
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$3,103
Monthly ticket public transport COL$114,904
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$35,688
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$20,008
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$23,019
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) COL$91,951
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) COL$16,983
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$11,488
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$15,215
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$5,814
Tube of toothpaste COL$4,755
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$20,500
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$33,940
2 tickets to the movies COL$24,569
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$55,203
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$97,305
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$22,360
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$6,172
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$4,157
Ipad wi-fi 128gb COL$1,589,790
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$173
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$122,726
1 package of marlboro cigarettes COL$5,956
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 267 prices entered by 46 different people.
Latest price update: January 16, 2022

Barranquilla position in our World Ranking

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out of 161
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out of 36
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