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$12,654
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$16,342
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$5,903
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,674
12 eggs, large COL$6,867
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,365
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$6,665
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$4,335
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$1,593
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,859
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$31,300
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$3,472
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,051
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,847,550
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area COL$970,091
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$238,022
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,286,450
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area COL$813,813
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio COL$145,270
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) COL$76,624
40” flat screen TV COL$1,462,710
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$254,578
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$15,547
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$11,200
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$184,260
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) COL$133,852
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$266,712
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$212,297
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$63,036,400
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,220
Monthly ticket public transport COL$104,489
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$29,668
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$15,474
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$23,829
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) COL$94,246
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$24,029
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$13,137
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$13,168
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$5,699
Tube of toothpaste COL$4,698
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$15,697
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$34,764
2 tickets to the movies COL$22,857
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$161,437
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$76,265
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$18,245
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$5,837
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$5,255
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB COL$2,415,430
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$211
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$107,393
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$4,387
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 459 prices entered by 35 different people.
Latest price update: August 14, 2018.

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