Cost of living in Manizales, Colombia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$9,057
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$14,365
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$6,983
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,154
12 eggs, large COL$4,772
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$1,878
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$5,878
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$4,351
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,149
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,535
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$32,275
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$3,168
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,101
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,578,370
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area COL$845,666
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$223,420
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area COL$935,738
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area COL$496,604
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio COL$160,667
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) COL$71,739
40” flat screen TV COL$1,422,950
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$233,585
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$11,902
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$6,281
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$155,556
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) COL$138,764
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$177,170
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$134,000
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$36,814,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,231
Monthly ticket public transport COL$108,661
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$18,116
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$9,284
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$8,000
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) COL$130,000
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$16,048
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$9,299
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$12,410
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$4,578
Tube of toothpaste COL$4,211
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$10,694
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$40,038
2 tickets to the movies COL$15,143
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$86,505
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$97,805
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$12,952
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$3,560
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$4,514
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB COL$2,700,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$261
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$86,429
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$5,304
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 131 prices entered by 9 different people.
Latest price update: November 23, 2017.

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