Cost of living in Santiago de Cali, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Santiago de Cali

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$6,079,495
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$2,550,367
  • Santiago de Cali is the 2nd cheapest city in Colombia (4 out of 5)
  • Santiago de Cali is the 2nd cheapest city in Latin America (34 out of 35)
  • Cost of living in Santiago de Cali is cheaper than in 97% of cities in the World (153 out of 157)
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List of prices in Santiago de Cali
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$27,024
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) COL$19,882
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$7,866
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$3,205
12 eggs, large COL$7,862
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,609
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$9,953
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$6,107
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,084
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,849
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$48,516
2 liters of coca-cola COL$3,530
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,126
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area COL$1,814,960
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area COL$983,990
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$225,485
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area COL$1,224,400
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area COL$596,914
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio COL$159,798
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) COL$79,834
40” flat screen tv COL$1,249,600
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$335,637
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$16,679
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$11,441
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) COL$167,493
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) COL$102,183
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$216,586
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$171,028
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$56,111,800
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,473
Monthly ticket public transport COL$127,751
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$29,667
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$13,493
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$9,388
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) COL$78,107
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) COL$17,788
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$12,303
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$15,496
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$6,413
Tube of toothpaste COL$4,327
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$21,275
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$23,947
2 tickets to the movies COL$22,939
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$106,160
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$88,320
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$23,987
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$7,589
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$3,659
Ipad wi-fi 128gb COL$1,591,980
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$180
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$100,204
1 package of marlboro cigarettes COL$6,080
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 628 prices entered by 68 different people.
Latest price update: January 20, 2022

Santiago de Cali position in our World Ranking

the world
153rd
out of 157
latin america
34th
out of 35
colombia
4th
out of 5

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

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2nd
the world
3rd
the world
4th
the world
4th
the world
4th
the world
5th

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