Cost of living in Bogotá, Colombia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$14,965
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$14,124
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$7,589
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,716
12 eggs, large COL$5,437
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,746
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$8,626
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$6,171
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,672
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,690
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$37,340
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$3,688
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,020
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$2,999,790
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area COL$1,598,140
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$400,904
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area COL$2,084,650
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area COL$1,169,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio COL$256,280
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) COL$81,872
40” flat screen TV COL$1,288,420
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$236,042
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$18,645
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$5,280
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$164,380
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) COL$116,934
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$235,851
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$212,522
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$53,345,100
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,107
Monthly ticket public transport COL$100,762
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$24,772
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$12,440
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$11,240
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) COL$70,569
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$15,883
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$10,222
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$12,346
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$5,233
Tube of toothpaste COL$4,186
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$12,926
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$54,490
2 tickets to the movies COL$22,653
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$89,177
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$107,784
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$17,390
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$4,962
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$9,540
iPod nano 16GB COL$483,527
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$198
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$160,578
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$4,214
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,919 prices entered by 235 different people.
Latest price update: October 01, 2016.

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