Cost of living in Bogotá, Colombia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$15,669
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$14,613
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$8,375
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,690
12 eggs, large COL$5,343
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$3,079
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$8,166
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$5,479
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$3,121
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,677
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$37,729
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$3,792
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$1,884
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$2,883,020
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area COL$1,691,590
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$486,826
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,980,170
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area COL$1,116,090
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio COL$215,495
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) COL$85,156
40” flat screen TV COL$1,443,930
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$251,046
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$30,739
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$5,807
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$169,007
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) COL$129,555
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$234,871
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$209,081
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$61,086,500
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,382
Monthly ticket public transport COL$103,030
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$26,161
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$15,990
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$11,193
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) COL$68,975
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$21,436
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$11,289
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$14,356
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$5,500
Tube of toothpaste COL$4,423
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$12,314
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$52,597
2 tickets to the movies COL$22,501
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$72,474
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$105,986
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$17,953
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$5,280
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$6,239
iPod nano 16GB COL$558,782
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$226
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$166,898
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$4,086
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,232 prices entered by 313 different people.
Latest price update: January 16, 2017.

Bogotá position in our World Ranking

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186th
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27th
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