Cost of living in Barranquilla, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Barranquilla

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$7,567,525
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$3,143,962
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Barranquilla
Current as of Sep 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$33,053
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) COL$19,568
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$14,345
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$3,729
12 eggs, large COL$9,427
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$3,658
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$9,289
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$6,256
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$3,758
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,759
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$40,226
2 liters of coca-cola COL$4,670
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,267
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area COL$2,154,300
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area COL$1,320,510
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$391,324
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area COL$1,055,600
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area COL$747,450
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio COL$240,675
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) COL$72,773
40” flat screen tv COL$1,184,240
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$326,698
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$14,331
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$13,205
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) COL$167,660
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) COL$139,920
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$362,977
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$162,156
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$74,966,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$4,395
Monthly ticket public transport COL$119,952
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$49,701
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$19,966
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$35,142
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) COL$124,916
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) COL$16,177
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$13,782
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$13,997
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$5,856
Tube of toothpaste COL$4,036
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$27,693
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$39,066
2 tickets to the movies COL$21,515
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$55,523
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$128,744
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$26,649
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$9,393
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$6,108
Ipad wi-fi 128gb COL$1,566,950
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$162
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$118,897
1 package of marlboro cigarettes COL$6,262
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 254 prices entered by 39 different people.
Latest price update: September 26, 2022

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