Cost of living in Bucaramanga, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Bucaramanga

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$7,163,140
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$2,942,087
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Bucaramanga
Current as of Jan 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$30,833
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) COL$25,601
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$9,534
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$4,380
12 eggs, large COL$7,919
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$4,531
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$11,025
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$6,209
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,765
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$3,364
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$62,676
2 liters of coca-cola COL$5,918
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,254
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area COL$2,029,390
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area COL$1,136,490
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$230,704
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area COL$1,246,400
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area COL$643,904
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio COL$157,106
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) COL$58,873
40” flat screen tv COL$1,338,760
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$509,209
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$24,484
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$15,465
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) COL$167,235
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) COL$103,090
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$277,413
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$205,846
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$77,822,200
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,867
Monthly ticket public transport COL$131,000
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$34,091
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$12,384
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$21,830
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) COL$90,090
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) COL$17,114
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$13,848
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$15,229
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$7,692
Tube of toothpaste COL$6,659
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$24,201
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$28,439
2 tickets to the movies COL$27,995
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$119,755
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$115,690
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$23,143
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$9,503
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$3,304
Ipad wi-fi 128gb COL$2,421,730
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$186
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$145,059
1 package of marlboro cigarettes COL$6,842
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 380 prices entered by 41 different people.
Latest price update: January 27, 2023

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