Cost of living in Manizales, Colombia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$9,242
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$13,815
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$7,268
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,120
12 eggs, large COL$4,701
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$1,860
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$6,050
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$4,476
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,282
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,384
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$30,821
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$3,239
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,181
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,720,480
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area COL$897,846
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$213,377
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area COL$925,366
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area COL$535,829
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio COL$165,248
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) COL$71,355
40” flat screen TV COL$1,509,630
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$214,748
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$9,552
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$8,948
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$156,054
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) COL$122,226
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$162,973
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$130,565
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$39,766,100
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,409
Monthly ticket public transport COL$120,947
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$18,077
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$11,042
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$13,819
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$9,819
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$11,866
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$4,713
Tube of toothpaste COL$4,461
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$11,443
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$37,531
2 tickets to the movies COL$15,785
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$97,367
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$107,079
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$12,359
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$3,241
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$4,066
iPad Air 2, 64GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$262
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$84,978
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$5,315
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 93 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: September 22, 2017.

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