Cost of living in Bogotá, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Bogotá

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$7,556,942
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$3,629,860
  • Bogotá is the most expensive city in Colombia (1 out of 5)
  • Cost of living in Bogotá is cheaper than in 81% of cities in Latin America (29 out of 36)
  • Cost of living in Bogotá is cheaper than in 91% of cities in the World (153 out of 168)
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List of prices in Bogotá
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$30,422
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) COL$19,476
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$8,467
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,922
12 eggs, large COL$6,752
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$3,240
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$8,848
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$6,517
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,701
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$3,014
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$44,091
2 liters of coca-cola COL$4,623
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,223
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area COL$3,040,830
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area COL$1,599,740
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$270,700
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area COL$1,829,560
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area COL$985,868
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio COL$169,975
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) COL$64,111
40” flat screen tv COL$1,280,010
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$342,775
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$18,935
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$11,428
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) COL$188,280
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) COL$122,723
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$294,145
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$208,131
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$63,661,800
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,942
Monthly ticket public transport COL$145,460
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$20,899
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$12,873
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$17,751
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) COL$84,105
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) COL$17,039
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$12,695
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$15,599
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$6,258
Tube of toothpaste COL$5,427
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$29,173
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$35,741
2 tickets to the movies COL$24,587
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$87,492
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$104,786
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$27,359
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$8,610
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$3,505
Ipad wi-fi 128gb COL$2,157,900
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$242
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$130,956
1 package of marlboro cigarettes COL$8,435
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,972 prices entered by 473 different people.
Latest price update: January 26, 2022

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Bogotá position in our World Ranking

the world
153rd
out of 168
latin america
29th
out of 36
colombia
1st
out of 5

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

the world
3rd
the world
5th
latin america
3rd
latin america
4th
latin america
4th

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