Cost of living in Bogotá, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Bogotá

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$7,845,902
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$3,723,159
  • Cost of living in Bogotá is cheaper than in 83% of cities in Latin America (29 out of 35)
  • Cost of living in Bogotá is cheaper than in 90% of cities in the World (242 out of 270)
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List of prices in Bogotá
Current as of Jul 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$29,591
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) COL$21,449
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$8,962
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$3,532
12 eggs, large COL$7,577
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$3,900
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$9,806
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$7,360
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$3,295
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$3,382
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$43,162
2 liters of coca-cola COL$5,050
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,608
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area COL$3,006,760
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area COL$1,689,500
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$280,667
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area COL$1,902,380
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area COL$1,021,740
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio COL$180,590
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) COL$59,236
40” flat screen tv COL$1,492,720
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$402,489
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$16,438
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$10,944
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) COL$208,659
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) COL$135,326
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$307,985
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$240,186
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$66,725,600
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,956
Monthly ticket public transport COL$145,754
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$17,369
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$14,207
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$25,192
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) COL$74,599
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) COL$21,798
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$12,571
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$16,921
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$6,879
Tube of toothpaste COL$5,641
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$27,538
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$36,398
2 tickets to the movies COL$24,779
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$91,150
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$116,100
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$27,990
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$9,940
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$4,076
Ipad wi-fi 128gb COL$2,511,140
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$234
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$131,571
1 package of marlboro cigarettes COL$9,007
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,546 prices entered by 409 different people.
Latest price update: July 03, 2022

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