Cost of living in Bogotá, Colombia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$12,785
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$15,045
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$7,127
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,582
12 eggs, large COL$4,738
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,890
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$7,272
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$5,139
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,076
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,655
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$34,769
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$3,595
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,183
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$2,930,980
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area COL$1,507,490
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$374,868
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,949,030
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area COL$1,017,490
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio COL$225,349
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) COL$71,117
40” flat screen TV COL$1,385,550
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$306,033
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$21,044
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$14,196
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$176,472
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) COL$127,419
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$256,582
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$220,173
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$64,537,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,540
Monthly ticket public transport COL$119,944
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$31,431
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$14,734
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$30,546
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) COL$107,988
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$18,747
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$12,274
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$16,166
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$5,998
Tube of toothpaste COL$4,152
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$16,136
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$55,987
2 tickets to the movies COL$25,622
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$147,470
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$127,773
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$18,320
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$5,964
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$7,487
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB COL$1,550,120
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$270
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$119,905
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$5,252
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,489 prices entered by 330 different people.
Latest price update: November 21, 2018.

Bogotá position in our World Ranking

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271st
out of 338
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37th
out of 49
colombia
1st
out of 4

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