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$8,954
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$14,622
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$6,442
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,421
12 eggs, large COL$4,687
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,348
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$6,165
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$4,385
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$1,492
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,824
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$27,424
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$3,865
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$1,200,000
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area COL$780,172
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$195,830
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area COL$843,234
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area COL$560,806
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio COL$98,450
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) COL$66,168
40” flat screen TV COL$1,408,790
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$6,817
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$159,886
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) COL$130,611
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$254,595
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$176,250
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$65,502,700
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,381
Monthly ticket public transport COL$103,627
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$21,786
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) COL$82,637
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$18,926
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$11,815
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$11,922
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$4,686
Tube of toothpaste COL$4,805
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$12,645
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$37,463
2 tickets to the movies COL$19,420
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$82,807
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$16,574
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$5,043
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$3,668
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB COL$2,229,800
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$211
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$93,207
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$4,175
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 328 prices entered by 43 different people.
Latest price update: December 13, 2017.

Santiago de Cali position in our World Ranking

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317th
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54th
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