Cost of living in Cúcuta, Colombia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$6,600
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$13,505
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$4,432
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,240
12 eggs, large COL$3,949
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,667
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$6,080
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$3,843
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,259
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$1,835
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$28,975
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$4,097
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$1,300
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,150,790
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area COL$903,226
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$130,159
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area COL$595,238
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area COL$465,957
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio COL$73,617
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) COL$52,737
40” flat screen TV COL$945,000
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$224,603
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$9,752
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$13,215
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$65,079
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) COL$71,250
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$140,526
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$137,848
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$38,900,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$1,303
Monthly ticket public transport COL$78,171
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$15,498
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$6,797
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$7,340
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) COL$90,000
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$11,050
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$6,045
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$10,381
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$4,580
Tube of toothpaste COL$3,640
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$8,800
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$29,595
2 tickets to the movies COL$14,730
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$33,333
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$59,494
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$7,165
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$4,360
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$2,450
iPad Air 2, 64GB COL$1,900,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$200
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$63,492
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$4,250
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 125 prices entered by 5 different people.
Latest price update: September 22, 2017.

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