Cost of living in Cartagena, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Cartagena

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$7,512,830
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$3,418,761
  • 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 Cartagena
Current as of Oct 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$34,755
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) COL$27,098
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$12,376
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$3,429
12 eggs, large COL$7,569
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$3,585
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$14,295
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$6,068
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$3,743
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$4,106
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$56,306
2 liters of coca-cola COL$5,292
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$4,020
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area COL$2,728,170
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area COL$1,444,400
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$394,427
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area COL$1,841,280
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area COL$762,922
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio COL$199,178
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) COL$65,616
40” flat screen tv COL$1,180,350
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$669,186
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$18,433
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$20,353
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) COL$262,032
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) COL$164,143
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$379,449
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$189,206
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$49,472,700
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,504
Monthly ticket public transport COL$125,228
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$32,061
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$12,429
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$11,169
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) COL$56,356
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) COL$13,616
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$9,814
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$11,753
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$4,846
Tube of toothpaste COL$3,208
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$22,421
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$40,517
2 tickets to the movies COL$17,731
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$106,505
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$91,343
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$29,052
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$14,043
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$4,739
Ipad wi-fi 128gb COL$1,529,060
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$226
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$93,545
1 package of marlboro cigarettes COL$8,274
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 160 prices entered by 22 different people.
Latest price update: October 01, 2022

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