Cost of living in Bogotá, Colombia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$15,603
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$13,772
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$6,935
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,619
12 eggs, large COL$5,237
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,412
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$8,546
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$6,187
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,057
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,675
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$34,017
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$3,768
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,266
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$2,973,810
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area COL$1,673,710
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$336,974
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area COL$2,041,090
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area COL$1,036,640
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio COL$202,295
Internet 8MB (1 month) COL$77,386
40” flat screen TV COL$1,161,390
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$214,866
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$16,038
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$5,099
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$167,859
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) COL$120,552
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$206,254
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$185,979
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$52,132,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,190
Monthly ticket public transport COL$90,016
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$16,579
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$12,532
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$15,641
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) COL$91,268
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$12,871
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$10,188
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$11,822
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$4,808
Tube of toothpaste COL$4,140
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$13,724
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$53,477
2 tickets to the movies COL$22,596
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$157,677
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$116,090
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$19,217
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$4,779
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$9,257
iPod nano 16GB COL$436,981
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$204
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$150,708
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$4,426
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 16,363 prices entered by 1,279 different people.
Latest price update: February 08, 2016.

Bogotá position in our World Ranking

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210th
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32nd
out of 36

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