Cost of living in Manizales, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Manizales

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$6,281,555
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$2,560,511
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Manizales
Current as of Jan 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$21,138
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) COL$19,790
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$9,342
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$3,217
12 eggs, large COL$6,936
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$4,410
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$10,608
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$8,128
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$5,189
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$6,068
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$43,966
2 liters of coca-cola COL$5,134
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,945
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area COL$1,809,300
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area COL$942,207
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$242,282
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area COL$1,121,710
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area COL$566,009
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio COL$125,224
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) COL$72,498
40” flat screen tv COL$1,100,260
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$322,001
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$19,521
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$20,341
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) COL$174,507
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) COL$97,473
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$297,522
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$201,449
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$52,608,500
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,728
Monthly ticket public transport COL$108,459
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$25,888
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$17,476
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$11,747
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) COL$109,995
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) COL$14,514
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$10,060
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$15,498
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$5,195
Tube of toothpaste COL$4,969
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$20,950
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$42,490
2 tickets to the movies COL$19,590
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$87,450
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$93,530
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$24,805
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$6,479
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$3,974
Ipad wi-fi 128gb COL$2,041,430
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$165
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$135,243
1 package of marlboro cigarettes COL$6,422
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 285 prices entered by 23 different people.
Latest price update: January 27, 2023

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