- Cost of Living
- Colombia
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 8% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Colombia is 8% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | COL$12,622 (E£ 72) | E£ 139 | - 48% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | COL$15,972 (E£ 91) | E£ 68 | + 34% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | COL$7,768 (E£ 44) | E£ 39 | + 15% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | COL$2,452 (E£ 14) | E£ 14 | - 3% | |

12 eggs, large | COL$4,922 (E£ 28) | E£ 21 | + 32% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | COL$2,756 (E£ 16) | E£ 10 | + 56% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | COL$7,235 (E£ 41) | E£ 31 | + 32% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | COL$4,895 (E£ 28) | E£ 25 | + 14% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | COL$2,157 (E£ 12) | E£ 7 | + 73% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | COL$2,830 (E£ 16) | E£ 22 | - 26% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | COL$36,843 (E£ 211) | E£ 150 | + 41% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | COL$3,641 (E£ 21) | E£ 13 | + 66% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | COL$2,201 (E£ 13) | E£ 5.69 | + 121% | |

Housing | + 53% | |||

Housing in Colombia is 53% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | COL$2,570,440 (E£ 14,720) | E£ 8,598 | + 71% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | COL$1,432,120 (E£ 8,201) | E£ 5,254 | + 56% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | COL$314,443 (E£ 1,801) | E£ 880 | + 105% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | COL$1,655,350 (E£ 9,480) | E£ 5,801 | + 63% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | COL$960,072 (E£ 5,498) | E£ 3,965 | + 39% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | COL$215,041 (E£ 1,231) | E£ 619 | + 99% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | COL$76,539 (E£ 438) | E£ 234 | + 87% | |

40” flat screen TV | COL$1,283,440 (E£ 7,350) | E£ 5,850 | + 26% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | COL$295,841 (E£ 1,694) | E£ 2,926 | - 42% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | COL$17,481 (E£ 100) | E£ 97 | + 4% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | COL$14,753 (E£ 84) | E£ 91 | - 8% | |

Clothes | - 7% | |||

Clothes in Colombia is 7% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | COL$163,899 (E£ 939) | E£ 902 | + 4% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | COL$124,821 (E£ 715) | E£ 808 | - 12% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | COL$259,746 (E£ 1,487) | E£ 1,787 | - 17% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | COL$221,100 (E£ 1,266) | E£ 947 | + 34% | |

Transportation | + 12% | |||

Transportation in Colombia is 12% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | COL$56,981,400 (E£ 326,309) | E£ 438,533 | - 26% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | COL$2,419 (E£ 14) | E£ 6 | + 125% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | COL$116,354 (E£ 666) | E£ 491 | + 36% | |

Personal Care | + 66% | |||

Personal Care in Colombia is 66% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | COL$19,904 (E£ 114) | E£ 37 | + 205% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | COL$19,777 (E£ 113) | E£ 74 | + 54% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | COL$100,504 (E£ 576) | E£ 287 | + 101% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | COL$20,715 (E£ 119) | E£ 60 | + 98% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | COL$13,052 (E£ 75) | E£ 50 | + 48% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | COL$15,543 (E£ 89) | E£ 49 | + 81% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | COL$5,815 (E£ 33) | E£ 26 | + 27% | |

Tube of toothpaste | COL$4,430 (E£ 25) | E£ 21 | + 19% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | COL$16,681 (E£ 96) | E£ 72 | + 33% | |

Entertainment | - 15% | |||

Entertainment in Colombia is 15% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | COL$49,667 (E£ 284) | E£ 322 | - 12% | |

2 tickets to the movies | COL$23,553 (E£ 135) | E£ 133 | + 2% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | COL$150,732 (E£ 863) | E£ 797 | + 8% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | COL$100,249 (E£ 574) | E£ 528 | + 9% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | COL$18,328 (E£ 105) | E£ 95 | + 11% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | COL$6,068 (E£ 35) | E£ 40 | - 12% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | COL$5,845 (E£ 33) | E£ 40 | - 15% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | COL$1,728,520 (E£ 9,899) | E£ 10,146 | - 2% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | COL$274 (E£ 1.57) | E£ 3.42 | - 54% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | COL$104,934 (E£ 601) | E£ 735 | - 18% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | COL$5,482 (E£ 31) | E£ 37 | - 15% | |

TOTAL | + 15% |

These prices were last updated on January 19, 2019.
Exchange rate:
0.00573
EGP
/
COP

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#
Cost of living in
**Colombia**
is
**15% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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