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$8,675
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$13,767
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$5,707
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,436
12 eggs, large COL$4,480
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,363
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$6,703
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$4,009
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$1,620
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,821
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$27,424
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$3,974
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$1,125,000
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area COL$749,684
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$196,149
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area COL$885,924
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area COL$581,774
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio COL$102,984
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) COL$66,802
40” flat screen TV COL$1,508,520
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$249,605
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$16,998
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$6,677
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$153,601
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) COL$130,612
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$249,223
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$177,167
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$61,173,100
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,314
Monthly ticket public transport COL$102,957
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$27,750
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$13,845
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$23,876
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) COL$77,907
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$11,553
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$4,674
Tube of toothpaste COL$4,805
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$12,790
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$37,013
2 tickets to the movies COL$17,286
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$111,027
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$84,979
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$16,221
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$4,825
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$3,796
iPod nano 16GB COL$475,711
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$215
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$100,901
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$3,993
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 413 prices entered by 52 different people.
Latest price update: August 16, 2017.

Santiago de Cali position in our World Ranking

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51st
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