Cost of living in Bogotá, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Bogotá

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$9,495,471
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$4,683,336
  • Cost of living in Bogotá is cheaper than in 86% of cities in Latin America (24 out of 28)
  • Cost of living in Bogotá is cheaper than in 92% of cities in the World (155 out of 169)
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List of prices in Bogotá
Current as of Jun 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$35,993
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) COL$28,662
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$11,114
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$4,793
12 eggs, large COL$9,910
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$3,918
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$12,728
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$8,953
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$4,277
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$3,501
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$54,363
2 liters of coca-cola COL$6,770
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$3,402
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area COL$3,947,800
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area COL$2,168,590
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$281,421
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area COL$2,497,620
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area COL$1,306,280
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio COL$184,803
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) COL$69,734
40” flat screen tv COL$1,657,300
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$443,536
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$20,901
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$16,132
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) COL$202,902
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) COL$121,931
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$344,434
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$283,094
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$79,909,100
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$3,877
Monthly ticket public transport COL$146,667
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$26,887
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$18,920
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$46,040
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) COL$149,775
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) COL$19,806
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$15,172
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$16,634
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$9,584
Tube of toothpaste COL$6,113
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$35,240
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$52,042
2 tickets to the movies COL$32,897
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$137,274
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$153,324
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$39,363
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$10,877
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$5,842
Ipad wi-fi 128gb COL$2,543,600
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$216
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$139,095
1 package of marlboro cigarettes COL$9,213
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,219 prices entered by 326 different people.
Latest price update: June 20, 2024

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Bogotá position in our World Ranking

the world
155th
out of 169
latin america
24th
out of 28
colombia
2nd
out of 4

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2nd
the world
4th
the world
4th
the world
5th
latin america
1st
latin america
2nd

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