Cost of living in Bogotá, Colombia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$15,528
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$13,692
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$7,533
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,685
12 eggs, large COL$5,562
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,683
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$8,473
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$6,189
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,208
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,821
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$37,211
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$3,810
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,169
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$3,035,510
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area COL$1,649,330
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$360,962
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area COL$2,060,350
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area COL$1,102,560
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio COL$228,514
Internet 8MB (1 month) COL$81,338
40” flat screen TV COL$1,189,670
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$230,182
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$17,817
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$5,141
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$166,625
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) COL$122,001
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$230,152
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$208,717
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$56,928,800
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,117
Monthly ticket public transport COL$95,330
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$17,959
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$12,417
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$10,367
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) COL$77,041
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$14,469
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$10,411
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$12,346
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$5,204
Tube of toothpaste COL$5,128
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$14,600
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$57,003
2 tickets to the movies COL$22,891
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$87,370
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$119,032
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$17,778
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$5,055
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$9,023
iPod nano 16GB COL$482,206
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$201
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$159,108
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$4,197
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,162 prices entered by 216 different people.
Latest price update: May 30, 2016.

Bogotá position in our World Ranking

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226th
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36th
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