Cost of living in Bogotá, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Bogotá

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$7,161,611
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$3,556,791
  • Bogotá is the most expensive city in Colombia (1 out of 4)
  • Cost of living in Bogotá is cheaper than in 68% of cities in Latin America (23 out of 34)
  • Cost of living in Bogotá is cheaper than in 85% of cities in the World (170 out of 200)

List of prices in Bogotá, Colombia. Current as of Jan 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$24,314
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) COL$17,990
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$7,508
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,939
12 eggs, large COL$5,514
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,868
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$7,344
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$5,486
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,227
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$3,086
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$42,136
2 liters of coca-cola COL$4,304
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,032
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area COL$3,076,670
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area COL$1,574,890
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$237,339
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area COL$1,984,210
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area COL$1,096,440
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio COL$163,822
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) COL$71,516
40” flat screen tv COL$1,201,120
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$339,794
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$21,039
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$9,524
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) COL$169,981
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) COL$109,090
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$256,039
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$217,381
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$59,685,600
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,471
Monthly ticket public transport COL$132,755
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$26,266
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$14,518
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$14,522
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) COL$89,853
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) COL$18,095
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$13,237
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$16,408
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$6,586
Tube of toothpaste COL$4,600
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$24,368
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$35,861
2 tickets to the movies COL$25,135
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$97,700
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$102,327
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$23,839
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$7,453
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$3,612
Ipad wi-fi 128gb COL$1,805,090
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$228
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$140,281
1 package of marlboro cigarettes COL$7,531
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,832 prices entered by 437 different people.
Latest price update: January 28, 2021

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Bogotá position in our World Ranking

the world
170th
out of 200
latin america
23rd
out of 34
colombia
1st
out of 4

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

the world
1st
the world
2nd
the world
4th
latin america
1st
latin america
2nd
latin america
3rd

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