Cost of living in Bogotá, Colombia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$14,785
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$15,502
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$8,162
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,680
12 eggs, large COL$4,956
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$4,370
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$7,698
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$5,228
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,918
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,582
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$39,546
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$3,809
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$1,931
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$3,230,610
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area COL$1,625,730
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$493,339
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,987,190
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area COL$1,123,320
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio COL$225,444
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) COL$72,091
40” flat screen TV COL$1,432,870
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$257,110
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$21,941
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$5,681
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$177,685
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) COL$125,862
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$220,014
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$210,043
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$56,453,400
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,575
Monthly ticket public transport COL$101,349
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$19,429
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$11,227
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$12,127
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) COL$70,439
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$19,486
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$10,101
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$14,473
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$5,980
Tube of toothpaste COL$3,892
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$10,207
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$48,087
2 tickets to the movies COL$21,221
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$76,290
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$99,380
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$17,344
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$5,209
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$5,169
iPod nano 16GB COL$616,702
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$231
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$157,429
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$4,617
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,669 prices entered by 348 different people.
Latest price update: March 26, 2017.

Bogotá position in our World Ranking

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