Cost of living in Barranquilla, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Barranquilla

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$8,512,288
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$3,724,386
  • Barranquilla is the 2nd cheapest city in Colombia (3 out of 4)
  • Barranquilla is the 3rd cheapest city in Latin America (30 out of 32)
  • Cost of living in Barranquilla is cheaper than in 93% of cities in the World (159 out of 171)
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List of prices in Barranquilla
Current as of May 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$37,170
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) COL$25,903
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$11,514
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$4,454
12 eggs, large COL$9,950
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$4,645
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$11,466
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$7,256
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$3,641
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$3,261
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$42,287
2 liters of coca-cola COL$6,059
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$4,411
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area COL$2,723,170
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area COL$1,612,130
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$589,579
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area COL$1,625,640
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area COL$1,000,580
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio COL$372,318
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) COL$90,797
40” flat screen tv COL$1,211,270
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$305,060
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$24,339
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$18,033
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) COL$156,840
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) COL$133,910
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$323,242
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$221,931
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$71,983,800
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$3,610
Monthly ticket public transport COL$140,784
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$26,689
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$26,362
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$36,204
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) COL$178,971
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) COL$30,860
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$11,638
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$18,878
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$5,372
Tube of toothpaste COL$4,429
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$25,999
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$66,827
2 tickets to the movies COL$34,724
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$126,171
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$143,659
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$27,369
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$9,657
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$4,818
Ipad wi-fi 128gb COL$1,824,960
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$229
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$114,791
1 package of marlboro cigarettes COL$10,946
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 402 prices entered by 40 different people.
Latest price update: May 25, 2024

Barranquilla position in our World Ranking

the world
159th
out of 171
latin america
30th
out of 32
colombia
3rd
out of 4

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

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3rd
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