Cost of living in Pereira, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Pereira

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$5,291,470
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$2,048,840
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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List of prices in Pereira, Colombia. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$14,082
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) COL$16,244
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$6,304
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,547
12 eggs, large COL$4,820
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,582
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$8,575
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$5,793
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,531
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,610
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$35,165
2 liters of coca-cola COL$3,282
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$1,819
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area COL$1,317,810
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area COL$657,709
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$168,930
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area COL$900,694
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area COL$522,412
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio COL$165,062
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) COL$63,315
40” flat screen tv COL$1,147,970
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$459,281
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$10,026
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$6,107
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) COL$165,584
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) COL$128,470
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$255,317
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$151,381
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$44,746,400
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$4,377
Monthly ticket public transport COL$84,828
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$32,460
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$20,254
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$12,920
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) COL$90,871
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) COL$19,875
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$9,996
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$12,381
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$6,067
Tube of toothpaste COL$5,231
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$11,549
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$26,716
2 tickets to the movies COL$17,863
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$70,000
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$66,351
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$13,680
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$5,261
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$3,365
Ipad wi-fi 128gb COL$1,683,830
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$254
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$74,267
1 package of marlboro cigarettes COL$5,117
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 286 prices entered by 21 different people.
Latest price update: January 18, 2020

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