- Cost of Living
- Colombia
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Colombia**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 0% | |||
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Food in Colombia is 0% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | COL$12,137 (E£ 69) | E£ 146 | - 53% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | COL$15,415 (E£ 87) | E£ 70 | + 25% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | COL$7,140 (E£ 40) | E£ 39 | + 5% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | COL$2,514 (E£ 14) | E£ 14 | - 2% | |

12 eggs, large | COL$4,883 (E£ 28) | E£ 22 | + 27% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | COL$2,715 (E£ 15) | E£ 11 | + 44% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | COL$7,033 (E£ 40) | E£ 33 | + 22% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | COL$5,179 (E£ 29) | E£ 26 | + 14% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | COL$2,198 (E£ 12) | E£ 7 | + 81% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | COL$2,754 (E£ 16) | E£ 22 | - 30% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | COL$34,752 (E£ 197) | E£ 152 | + 29% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | COL$3,621 (E£ 21) | E£ 13 | + 62% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | COL$2,198 (E£ 12) | E£ 5.73 | + 117% | |

Housing | + 47% | |||

Housing in Colombia is 47% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | COL$2,565,520 (E£ 14,532) | E£ 8,335 | + 74% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | COL$1,425,800 (E£ 8,076) | E£ 5,159 | + 57% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | COL$316,350 (E£ 1,792) | E£ 908 | + 97% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | COL$1,612,190 (E£ 9,132) | E£ 6,098 | + 50% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | COL$933,706 (E£ 5,289) | E£ 3,794 | + 39% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | COL$227,143 (E£ 1,287) | E£ 610 | + 111% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | COL$73,117 (E£ 414) | E£ 251 | + 65% | |

40” flat screen TV | COL$1,308,470 (E£ 7,412) | E£ 6,021 | + 23% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | COL$295,619 (E£ 1,674) | E£ 3,030 | - 45% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | COL$19,476 (E£ 110) | E£ 102 | + 8% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | COL$10,682 (E£ 61) | E£ 91 | - 34% | |

Clothes | - 8% | |||

Clothes in Colombia is 8% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | COL$167,637 (E£ 950) | E£ 874 | + 9% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | COL$118,674 (E£ 672) | E£ 761 | - 12% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | COL$253,156 (E£ 1,434) | E£ 1,862 | - 23% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | COL$221,756 (E£ 1,256) | E£ 1,123 | + 12% | |

Transportation | + 16% | |||

Transportation in Colombia is 16% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | COL$58,598,000 (E£ 331,914) | E£ 444,807 | - 25% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | COL$2,421 (E£ 14) | E£ 5.87 | + 134% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | COL$114,432 (E£ 648) | E£ 435 | + 49% | |

Personal Care | + 56% | |||

Personal Care in Colombia is 56% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | COL$17,464 (E£ 99) | E£ 41 | + 143% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | COL$18,832 (E£ 107) | E£ 74 | + 43% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | COL$96,765 (E£ 548) | E£ 334 | + 64% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | COL$18,405 (E£ 104) | E£ 60 | + 74% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | COL$12,897 (E£ 73) | E£ 50 | + 47% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | COL$15,277 (E£ 87) | E£ 52 | + 66% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | COL$6,193 (E£ 35) | E£ 26 | + 37% | |

Tube of toothpaste | COL$3,965 (E£ 22) | E£ 20 | + 10% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | COL$17,419 (E£ 99) | E£ 70 | + 41% | |

Entertainment | - 26% | |||

Entertainment in Colombia is 26% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | COL$49,692 (E£ 281) | E£ 329 | - 14% | |

2 tickets to the movies | COL$23,609 (E£ 134) | E£ 134 | - 0% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | COL$139,903 (E£ 792) | E£ 728 | + 9% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | COL$99,538 (E£ 564) | E£ 524 | + 8% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | COL$17,653 (E£ 100) | E£ 91 | + 10% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | COL$5,885 (E£ 33) | E£ 42 | - 20% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | COL$6,056 (E£ 34) | E£ 43 | - 20% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | COL$1,635,990 (E£ 9,267) | E£ 10,473 | - 12% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | COL$242 (E£ 1.37) | E£ 4.68 | - 71% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | COL$103,257 (E£ 585) | E£ 820 | - 29% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | COL$5,214 (E£ 30) | E£ 37 | - 19% | |

TOTAL | + 10% |

These prices were last updated on November 19, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.00566
EGP
/
COP

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#
Cost of living in
**Colombia**
is
**10% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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