Cost of living in Manizales, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Manizales

Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$5,512,757
Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$2,355,924
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List of prices in Manizales, Colombia. Current as of Dec 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$12,761
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$14,400
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$7,246
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,184
12 eggs, large COL$4,101
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,217
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$6,721
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$5,223
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,280
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,408
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$35,734
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$3,027
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$4,102
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,772,770
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area COL$911,793
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$254,043
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area COL$994,276
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area COL$619,283
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio COL$139,825
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) COL$68,852
40” flat screen TV COL$1,203,370
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$264,339
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$13,453
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$15,676
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$173,740
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) COL$111,357
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$237,554
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$161,795
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$41,869,900
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,676
Monthly ticket public transport COL$107,936
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$18,000
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$9,588
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$9,774
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) COL$95,371
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$16,496
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$9,185
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$12,385
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$4,482
Tube of toothpaste COL$3,718
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$9,885
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$37,946
2 tickets to the movies COL$14,505
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$125,274
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$75,975
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$14,787
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$4,502
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$4,571
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB COL$1,879,050
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$220
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$86,903
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$5,489
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 330 prices entered by 15 different people.
Latest price update: December 08, 2019

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