Cost of living in Santiago de Cali, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Santiago de Cali

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$7,554,196
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$3,275,298
  • Santiago de Cali is the cheapest city in Latin America (30 out of 30)
  • Cost of living in Santiago de Cali is cheaper than in 95% of cities in the World (200 out of 210)
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List of prices in Santiago de Cali
Current as of Jan 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$32,394
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) COL$25,392
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$10,790
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$4,256
12 eggs, large COL$9,253
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$3,774
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$9,935
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$6,765
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,858
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$3,530
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$50,530
2 liters of coca-cola COL$5,650
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$3,568
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area COL$2,587,940
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area COL$1,188,750
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$224,188
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area COL$1,546,360
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area COL$755,271
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio COL$128,082
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) COL$71,787
40” flat screen tv COL$1,507,630
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$435,564
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$14,243
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$10,198
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) COL$225,437
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) COL$136,920
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$320,447
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$219,345
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$71,506,800
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$3,818
Monthly ticket public transport COL$140,744
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$18,575
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$15,387
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$16,986
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) COL$81,594
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) COL$11,601
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$14,663
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$17,272
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$8,294
Tube of toothpaste COL$7,015
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$32,771
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$29,981
2 tickets to the movies COL$28,018
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$94,545
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$111,663
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$31,146
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$11,772
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$3,720
Ipad wi-fi 128gb COL$1,359,240
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$359
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$93,622
1 package of marlboro cigarettes COL$6,963
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 845 prices entered by 66 different people.
Latest price update: January 27, 2023

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out of 30

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