Cost of living in Bucaramanga, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Bucaramanga

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$5,636,549
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$2,253,969
  • Bucaramanga is the cheapest city in Colombia (5 out of 5)
  • Bucaramanga is the cheapest city in Latin America (47 out of 47)
  • Cost of living in Bucaramanga is cheaper than in 96% of cities in the World (273 out of 283)

List of prices in Bucaramanga, Colombia. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$18,809
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) COL$18,193
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$7,382
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,742
12 eggs, large COL$5,664
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,207
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$7,870
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$3,516
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$1,809
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,879
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$36,756
2 liters of coca-cola COL$3,774
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$1,753
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area COL$1,370,280
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area COL$930,314
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$191,594
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area COL$948,630
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area COL$680,337
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio COL$158,456
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) COL$53,661
40” flat screen tv COL$1,278,520
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$322,974
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$15,846
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$9,308
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) COL$151,491
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) COL$172,800
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$226,069
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$203,378
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$55,764,100
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,772
Monthly ticket public transport COL$105,616
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$36,056
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$12,667
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$13,735
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) COL$70,638
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) COL$11,062
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$11,600
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$12,811
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$6,164
Tube of toothpaste COL$2,976
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$17,381
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$36,246
2 tickets to the movies COL$18,390
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$66,762
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$19,260
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$6,288
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$3,602
Ipad wi-fi 128gb COL$1,680,410
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$254
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$109,350
1 package of marlboro cigarettes COL$4,479
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 613 prices entered by 37 different people.
Latest price update: January 27, 2020

Bucaramanga position in our World Ranking

the world
273rd
out of 283
latin america
47th
out of 47
colombia
5th
out of 5

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

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