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$11,114
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$14,871
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$6,784
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,539
12 eggs, large COL$6,552
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,519
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$6,760
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$4,377
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$1,371
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,775
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$27,812
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$3,684
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$1,438,890
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area COL$907,591
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$213,071
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,012,730
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area COL$700,973
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio COL$120,100
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) COL$75,479
40” flat screen TV COL$1,519,000
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$254,578
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$16,858
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$14,533
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$170,730
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) COL$113,571
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$248,848
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$164,882
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$62,793,200
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,198
Monthly ticket public transport COL$104,489
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$29,202
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$15,163
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$12,618
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) COL$73,947
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$22,800
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$12,879
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$12,614
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$5,260
Tube of toothpaste COL$4,648
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$13,385
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$30,527
2 tickets to the movies COL$18,989
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$177,449
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$79,437
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$18,315
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$5,421
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$3,703
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB COL$2,271,140
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$361
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$99,233
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$4,281
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 373 prices entered by 38 different people.
Latest price update: June 18, 2018.

Santiago de Cali position in our World Ranking

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264th
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33rd
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