Cost of living in Bogotá, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Bogotá

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$7,122,429
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$3,575,961
  • Bogotá is the most expensive city in Colombia (1 out of 5)
  • Cost of living in Bogotá is cheaper than in 82% of cities in Latin America (36 out of 44)
  • Cost of living in Bogotá is cheaper than in 92% of cities in the World (238 out of 259)

List of prices in Bogotá, Colombia. Current as of Mar 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$18,427
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) COL$17,139
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$7,375
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,873
12 eggs, large COL$5,597
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,471
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$7,873
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$4,857
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,264
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,898
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$41,739
2 liters of coca-cola COL$4,190
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,274
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area COL$3,135,050
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area COL$1,582,680
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$277,036
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area COL$2,111,600
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area COL$1,084,150
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio COL$182,726
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) COL$79,196
40” flat screen tv COL$1,245,430
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$355,683
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$17,846
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$11,823
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) COL$176,634
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) COL$102,093
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$261,318
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$215,274
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$54,834,300
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$3,033
Monthly ticket public transport COL$126,611
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$16,245
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$17,485
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$20,662
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) COL$77,045
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) COL$20,233
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$13,987
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$15,690
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$6,539
Tube of toothpaste COL$4,751
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$22,905
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$40,788
2 tickets to the movies COL$23,589
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$96,921
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$106,064
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$24,028
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$6,847
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$4,233
Ipad wi-fi 128gb COL$1,626,210
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$227
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$128,209
1 package of marlboro cigarettes COL$6,669
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,724 prices entered by 524 different people.
Latest price update: March 30, 2020

Bogotá position in our World Ranking

the world
238th
out of 259
latin america
36th
out of 44
colombia
1st
out of 5

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

the world
3rd
the world
3rd
the world
3rd
latin america
2nd
latin america
2nd
latin america
3rd

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