Cost of living in Bogotá, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Bogotá

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$7,249,602
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$3,647,034
  • Bogotá is the most expensive city in Colombia (1 out of 5)
  • Cost of living in Bogotá is cheaper than in 79% of cities in Latin America (38 out of 48)
  • Cost of living in Bogotá is cheaper than in 89% of cities in the World (250 out of 282)

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

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$17,849
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) COL$17,036
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$7,471
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,850
12 eggs, large COL$5,498
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,514
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$7,966
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$4,726
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,210
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,881
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$43,400
2 liters of coca-cola COL$4,118
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,277
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area COL$3,177,620
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area COL$1,648,760
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$280,488
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area COL$2,056,190
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area COL$1,075,380
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio COL$193,200
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) COL$79,689
40” flat screen tv COL$1,288,820
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$335,605
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$18,470
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$14,536
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) COL$177,900
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) COL$100,262
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$265,185
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$212,766
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$55,287,200
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$3,300
Monthly ticket public transport COL$125,949
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$15,780
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$17,099
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$21,573
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) COL$71,305
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) COL$21,713
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$14,708
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$16,017
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$6,722
Tube of toothpaste COL$4,964
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$21,763
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$44,213
2 tickets to the movies COL$23,694
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$101,450
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$104,031
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$24,229
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$6,800
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$4,644
Ipad wi-fi 128gb COL$1,740,890
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$228
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$125,130
1 package of marlboro cigarettes COL$6,529
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,662 prices entered by 524 different people.
Latest price update: January 29, 2020

Bogotá position in our World Ranking

the world
250th
out of 282
latin america
38th
out of 48
colombia
1st
out of 5

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

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4th

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