Cost of living in Bogotá, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Bogotá

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$8,498,046
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$4,052,258
  • Bogotá is the 3rd cheapest city in Latin America (28 out of 30)
  • Cost of living in Bogotá is cheaper than in 92% of cities in the World (191 out of 208)
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List of prices in Bogotá
Current as of Jan 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$31,060
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) COL$23,185
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$10,071
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$4,091
12 eggs, large COL$8,346
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$4,005
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$11,590
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$8,502
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$3,615
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$3,577
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$49,252
2 liters of coca-cola COL$5,720
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,613
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area COL$3,231,490
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area COL$1,883,780
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$300,421
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area COL$2,140,740
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area COL$1,273,130
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio COL$194,759
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) COL$64,726
40” flat screen tv COL$1,461,070
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$487,197
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$22,654
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$13,700
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) COL$212,279
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) COL$147,111
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$335,776
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$257,999
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$67,733,700
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$3,558
Monthly ticket public transport COL$145,832
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$25,769
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$17,118
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$23,255
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) COL$97,457
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) COL$19,643
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$12,415
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$16,995
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$7,180
Tube of toothpaste COL$5,409
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$27,870
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$44,881
2 tickets to the movies COL$29,898
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$91,520
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$117,043
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$30,323
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$10,212
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$4,593
Ipad wi-fi 128gb COL$2,920,190
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$226
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$130,930
1 package of marlboro cigarettes COL$8,285
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,141 prices entered by 414 different people.
Latest price update: January 30, 2023

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Bogotá position in our World Ranking

the world
191st
out of 208
latin america
28th
out of 30

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

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4th
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1st
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2nd
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