Cost of living in Bogotá, Colombia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$14,405
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$16,026
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$7,874
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,789
12 eggs, large COL$4,773
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$4,065
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$7,336
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$5,358
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,811
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,716
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$38,478
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$3,993
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,002
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$2,914,750
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area COL$1,631,320
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$473,607
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,984,020
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area COL$1,040,510
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio COL$233,834
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) COL$71,391
40” flat screen TV COL$1,423,340
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$252,397
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$22,290
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$5,986
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$180,450
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) COL$164,346
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$234,362
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$211,867
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$56,384,200
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,401
Monthly ticket public transport COL$104,400
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$21,395
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$13,280
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$13,503
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) COL$63,244
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$18,253
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$11,534
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$14,354
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$6,542
Tube of toothpaste COL$4,401
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$12,449
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$47,172
2 tickets to the movies COL$22,666
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$85,127
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$109,210
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$19,993
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$5,591
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$6,231
iPod nano 16GB COL$570,142
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$247
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$146,780
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$4,190
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,086 prices entered by 399 different people.
Latest price update: August 23, 2017.

Bogotá position in our World Ranking

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258th
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43rd
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