Cost of living in Santiago de Cali, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Santiago de Cali

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$5,740,283
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$2,404,824
  • Santiago de Cali is the 2nd cheapest city in Colombia (4 out of 5)
  • Santiago de Cali is the 4th cheapest city in Latin America (44 out of 47)
  • Cost of living in Santiago de Cali is cheaper than in 95% of cities in the World (272 out of 285)

List of prices in Santiago de Cali, Colombia. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$17,301
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) COL$16,860
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$6,440
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,597
12 eggs, large COL$5,066
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,455
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$7,577
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$6,447
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$1,828
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,637
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$37,525
2 liters of coca-cola COL$4,209
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$1,845
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area COL$1,743,560
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area COL$887,798
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$225,728
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area COL$1,137,070
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area COL$704,880
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio COL$151,141
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) COL$73,680
40” flat screen tv COL$1,189,810
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$329,348
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$14,509
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$18,015
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) COL$116,217
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) COL$84,608
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$200,257
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$237,412
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$59,131,200
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,496
Monthly ticket public transport COL$107,234
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$24,659
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$14,713
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$11,342
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) COL$100,325
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) COL$20,793
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$14,915
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$16,289
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$6,157
Tube of toothpaste COL$3,170
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$20,374
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$35,878
2 tickets to the movies COL$19,684
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$119,847
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$82,397
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$22,950
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$7,206
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$6,807
Ipad wi-fi 128gb COL$1,897,700
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$190
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$92,692
1 package of marlboro cigarettes COL$5,055
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 703 prices entered by 88 different people.
Latest price update: January 20, 2020

Santiago de Cali position in our World Ranking

the world
272nd
out of 285
latin america
44th
out of 47
colombia
4th
out of 5

Cheapest and most expensive products in Santiago de Cali compared to other cities:

the world
2nd
the world
3rd
the world
5th
latin america
1st
latin america
1st
latin america
2nd

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