Cost of living in Bogotá, Colombia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$14,433
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$15,078
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$8,768
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,693
12 eggs, large COL$5,059
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$4,572
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$7,737
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$5,326
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$3,039
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,710
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$41,376
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$3,800
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,047
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$3,183,820
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area COL$1,685,150
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$433,416
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,958,960
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area COL$1,101,260
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio COL$211,498
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) COL$74,489
40” flat screen TV COL$1,394,660
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$238,053
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$23,037
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$5,822
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$179,094
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) COL$128,010
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$234,813
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$207,086
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$60,056,400
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,335
Monthly ticket public transport COL$105,212
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$25,648
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$13,481
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$14,597
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) COL$67,655
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$20,198
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$11,208
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$14,105
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$6,322
Tube of toothpaste COL$4,349
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$11,383
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$49,192
2 tickets to the movies COL$22,356
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$68,239
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$100,196
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$17,641
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$5,127
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$5,608
iPod nano 16GB COL$552,837
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$234
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$155,926
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$4,202
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,537 prices entered by 334 different people.
Latest price update: February 20, 2017.

Bogotá position in our World Ranking

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26th
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