Cost of living in Bogotá, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Bogotá

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$7,072,049
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$3,565,664
  • Bogotá is the most expensive city in Colombia (1 out of 5)
  • Cost of living in Bogotá is cheaper than in 60% of cities in Latin America (25 out of 42)
  • Cost of living in Bogotá is cheaper than in 85% of cities in the World (203 out of 239)

List of prices in Bogotá, Colombia. Current as of Jul 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$19,820
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) COL$17,407
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$7,423
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,919
12 eggs, large COL$5,473
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,503
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$7,811
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$5,100
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,225
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,900
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$43,701
2 liters of coca-cola COL$4,146
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,240
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area COL$3,174,530
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area COL$1,552,410
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$263,176
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area COL$2,055,290
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area COL$1,033,820
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio COL$179,077
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) COL$79,288
40” flat screen tv COL$1,205,890
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$321,301
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$17,312
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$12,198
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) COL$177,086
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) COL$103,007
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$273,171
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$212,727
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$54,846,700
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,671
Monthly ticket public transport COL$126,854
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$16,689
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$16,795
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$19,548
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) COL$77,007
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) COL$20,454
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$13,460
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$15,876
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$6,888
Tube of toothpaste COL$4,175
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$23,304
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$38,874
2 tickets to the movies COL$23,563
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$97,761
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$109,224
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$24,585
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$7,233
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$3,817
Ipad wi-fi 128gb COL$1,607,840
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$225
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$127,502
1 package of marlboro cigarettes COL$7,048
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,699 prices entered by 511 different people.
Latest price update: July 10, 2020

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Bogotá position in our World Ranking

the world
203rd
out of 239
latin america
25th
out of 42
colombia
1st
out of 5

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

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latin america
3rd
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3rd
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