Cost of living in Bucaramanga, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Bucaramanga

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$5,969,697
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$2,449,158
  • Bucaramanga is the cheapest city in Colombia (5 out of 5)
  • Bucaramanga is the cheapest city in Latin America (35 out of 35)
  • Bucaramanga is the 4th cheapest city in the World (154 out of 157)
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List of prices in Bucaramanga
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$24,141
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) COL$19,489
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$6,995
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$3,073
12 eggs, large COL$4,341
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,016
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$10,774
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$4,182
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$1,758
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,883
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$33,323
2 liters of coca-cola COL$4,703
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$1,790
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area COL$1,707,410
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area COL$940,317
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$251,527
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area COL$944,278
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area COL$658,462
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio COL$147,707
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) COL$69,735
40” flat screen tv COL$1,347,720
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$530,405
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$15,766
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$9,280
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) COL$196,656
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) COL$133,550
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$247,074
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$239,682
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$52,702,500
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,291
Monthly ticket public transport COL$124,982
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$35,462
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$14,425
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$10,364
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) COL$72,231
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) COL$11,297
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$12,499
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$12,635
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$6,744
Tube of toothpaste COL$3,830
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$17,213
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$27,128
2 tickets to the movies COL$21,230
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$110,027
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$70,883
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$17,260
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$6,772
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$3,815
Ipad wi-fi 128gb COL$1,789,270
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$273
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$112,354
1 package of marlboro cigarettes COL$5,649
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 360 prices entered by 38 different people.
Latest price update: January 19, 2022

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out of 35
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