Cost of living in Santiago de Cali, Colombia

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$11,437
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$28,647
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$5,396
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,451
12 eggs, large COL$5,128
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,270
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$6,967
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$3,884
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$1,810
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,605
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$31,886
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$4,076
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,000
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,280,730
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area COL$809,900
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$203,758
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area COL$817,878
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area COL$543,652
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio COL$100,772
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) COL$74,679
40” flat screen TV COL$1,438,960
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$207,568
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$19,142
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$9,499
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$151,648
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) COL$117,926
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$220,263
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$155,217
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$57,686,200
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,891
Monthly ticket public transport COL$97,382
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$27,767
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$13,636
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$23,876
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) COL$79,854
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$18,926
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$10,576
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$10,906
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$4,967
Tube of toothpaste COL$4,805
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$12,006
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$35,850
2 tickets to the movies COL$19,946
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$99,208
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$95,352
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$15,565
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$4,883
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$3,500
iPod nano 16GB COL$420,731
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$237
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$98,849
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$3,755
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 365 prices entered by 44 different people.
Latest price update: March 28, 2017.

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