Cost of living in Santa Marta, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Santa Marta

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$5,792,025
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$2,373,110
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Santa Marta, Colombia. Current as of May 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$12,005
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) COL$16,391
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$7,188
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,826
12 eggs, large COL$5,845
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,768
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$7,109
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$4,191
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$1,469
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$3,161
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$43,070
2 liters of coca-cola COL$4,331
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,613
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area COL$1,737,610
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area COL$770,609
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$337,778
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area COL$1,215,940
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area COL$613,179
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio COL$234,661
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) COL$82,614
40” flat screen tv COL$1,783,520
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$296,588
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$12,654
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$18,752
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) COL$134,658
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) COL$68,317
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$242,138
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$268,906
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$50,851,800
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$3,165
Monthly ticket public transport COL$88,851
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$39,420
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$9,609
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$13,625
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) COL$91,936
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) COL$19,739
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$9,286
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$12,039
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$6,252
Tube of toothpaste COL$3,721
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$11,105
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$34,116
2 tickets to the movies COL$23,055
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$85,321
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$98,523
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$17,117
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$4,462
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$3,164
Ipad wi-fi 128gb COL$2,258,430
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$305
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$90,774
1 package of marlboro cigarettes COL$6,263
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 137 prices entered by 6 different people.
Latest price update: May 07, 2021

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