Cost of living in Bucaramanga, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Bucaramanga

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$5,818,667
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$2,296,221
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Bucaramanga
Current as of Feb 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$20,549
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) COL$18,274
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$6,830
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,712
12 eggs, large COL$4,860
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$1,943
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$8,850
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$3,842
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$1,921
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,890
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$37,489
2 liters of coca-cola COL$4,390
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$1,881
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Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area COL$1,370,160
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area COL$968,110
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$226,402
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area COL$962,809
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area COL$658,452
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio COL$132,223
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) COL$65,022
40” flat screen tv COL$1,292,650
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$471,469
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$13,160
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$11,051
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) COL$159,515
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) COL$156,312
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$225,843
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$175,368
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$56,766,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,307
Monthly ticket public transport COL$145,170
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$32,362
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$12,667
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$15,791
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) COL$72,959
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) COL$11,443
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$14,035
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$12,798
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$6,396
Tube of toothpaste COL$2,976
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$18,640
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$32,210
2 tickets to the movies COL$19,475
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$64,418
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$20,923
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$6,265
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$3,487
Ipad wi-fi 128gb COL$1,680,410
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$244
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$105,711
1 package of marlboro cigarettes COL$4,479
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 205 prices entered by 27 different people.
Latest price update: February 25, 2021

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