Cost of living in Tunja, Colombia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$8,661
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$15,625
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$5,917
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,282
12 eggs, large COL$4,443
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$3,140
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$6,623
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$3,517
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$1,489
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,300
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$32,500
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$3,151
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,070
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,000,000
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area COL$1,025,130
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$190,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area COL$860,256
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area COL$580,342
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio COL$155,000
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) COL$76,714
40” flat screen TV COL$1,450,000
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$202,333
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$10,640
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$15,750
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$148,149
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) COL$96,250
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$186,494
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$166,000
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$49,833,300
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,918
Monthly ticket public transport COL$71,500
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$41,412
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$16,750
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$60,000
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) COL$106,857
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$13,324
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$9,596
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$10,750
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$5,365
Tube of toothpaste COL$3,533
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$11,000
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$34,128
2 tickets to the movies COL$20,717
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$115,556
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$87,115
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$11,966
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$3,275
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$3,692
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB COL$1,050,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$217
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$82,509
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$2,775
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 49 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: July 23, 2018.

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