Cost of living in Bogotá, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Bogotá

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$7,111,036
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$3,487,834
  • Bogotá is the most expensive city in Colombia (1 out of 4)
  • Cost of living in Bogotá is cheaper than in 63% of cities in Latin America (22 out of 35)
  • Cost of living in Bogotá is cheaper than in 86% of cities in the World (170 out of 198)

List of prices in Bogotá, Colombia. Current as of Mar 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$24,984
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) COL$18,063
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$7,415
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,932
12 eggs, large COL$5,377
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,814
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$7,233
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$5,521
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,308
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$3,075
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$43,120
2 liters of coca-cola COL$4,331
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$1,964
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area COL$2,954,160
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area COL$1,560,770
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$238,578
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area COL$1,926,560
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area COL$1,097,510
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio COL$156,131
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) COL$71,671
40” flat screen tv COL$1,179,780
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$321,112
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$19,712
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$10,884
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) COL$169,850
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) COL$107,551
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$269,143
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$211,089
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$58,142,800
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,429
Monthly ticket public transport COL$136,914
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$26,646
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$15,309
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$15,273
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) COL$92,779
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) COL$17,034
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$13,529
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$16,819
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$6,561
Tube of toothpaste COL$4,587
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$25,072
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$37,601
2 tickets to the movies COL$25,389
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$99,225
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$105,321
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$24,705
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$7,796
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$3,526
Ipad wi-fi 128gb COL$1,770,630
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$248
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$138,828
1 package of marlboro cigarettes COL$7,679
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,883 prices entered by 433 different people.
Latest price update: March 03, 2021

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Bogotá position in our World Ranking

the world
170th
out of 198
latin america
22nd
out of 35
colombia
1st
out of 4

Cheapest and most expensive products in Bogotá compared to other cities:

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the world
1st
the world
5th
latin america
1st
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latin america
3rd

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