Cost of living in Santiago de Cali, Colombia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$9,860
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$14,692
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$6,784
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,444
12 eggs, large COL$4,645
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,515
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$6,809
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$4,206
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$1,428
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,611
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$26,882
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$3,918
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,000
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,107,140
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area COL$857,591
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$217,569
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,011,800
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area COL$624,781
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio COL$111,963
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) COL$70,171
40” flat screen TV COL$1,592,180
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$254,578
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$17,954
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$14,533
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$159,886
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) COL$113,571
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$238,452
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$172,929
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$62,793,200
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,381
Monthly ticket public transport COL$102,199
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$29,253
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$13,864
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$12,618
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) COL$73,947
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$22,800
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$12,288
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$12,614
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$5,260
Tube of toothpaste COL$4,666
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$13,385
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$36,642
2 tickets to the movies COL$19,420
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$177,449
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$81,545
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$18,315
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$4,993
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$4,655
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB COL$2,271,140
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$361
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$94,485
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$4,281
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 420 prices entered by 40 different people.
Latest price update: February 18, 2018.

Santiago de Cali position in our World Ranking

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316th
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51st
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