Cost of living in Barranquilla, Colombia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$14,381
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$17,420
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$8,180
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,467
12 eggs, large COL$4,525
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,616
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$7,225
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$4,562
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,462
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$3,036
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$35,861
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$3,900
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,468
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$2,603,120
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area COL$1,306,750
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$534,378
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,534,950
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$74,821
40” flat screen TV COL$1,229,310
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$265,743
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$13,651
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$4,754
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$148,061
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) COL$138,956
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$219,420
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$159,928
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$51,090,700
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,201
Monthly ticket public transport COL$88,278
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$41,146
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$10,721
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$12,043
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) COL$81,970
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$15,394
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$8,997
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$10,184
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$4,627
Tube of toothpaste COL$4,042
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$10,252
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$41,365
2 tickets to the movies COL$22,333
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$85,547
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$15,699
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$4,748
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$6,301
iPad Air 2, 64GB COL$1,538,400
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$220
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$92,570
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 276 prices entered by 25 different people.
Latest price update: September 26, 2017.

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