Cost of living in Santa Marta, Colombia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$9,115
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$9,881
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$5,929
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,497
12 eggs, large COL$7,610
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,958
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$7,927
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$4,000
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$857
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$3,196
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$24,395
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$3,145
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,235
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,121,200
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area COL$828,658
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$152,475
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,272,150
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area COL$737,231
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio COL$370,000
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) COL$68,047
40” flat screen TV -
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) -
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$8,000
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$12,193
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$100,000
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) COL$59,756
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$190,000
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes -
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$5,604
Monthly ticket public transport COL$60,885
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$9,000
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$5,000
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$7,900
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$12,000
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$4,700
Tube of toothpaste -
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$8,861
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$26,660
2 tickets to the movies COL$16,984
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$60,000
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$54,215
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$14,834
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$3,896
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$2,522
iPad Air 2, 64GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$328
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$50,000
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$4,585
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 45 prices entered by 9 different people.
Latest price update: July 20, 2017.

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