Cost of living in Bucaramanga, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Bucaramanga

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$6,109,153
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$2,492,453
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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List of prices in Bucaramanga, Colombia. Current as of Apr 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$24,147
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) COL$19,583
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$7,716
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,951
12 eggs, large COL$4,922
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$1,943
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$9,254
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$4,281
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$1,561
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,999
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$33,799
2 liters of coca-cola COL$4,562
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$1,816
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area COL$1,653,320
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area COL$1,008,450
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$241,438
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area COL$1,096,670
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area COL$707,122
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio COL$134,997
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) COL$68,301
40” flat screen tv COL$1,351,960
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$597,251
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$14,760
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$10,464
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) COL$159,515
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) COL$156,312
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$225,843
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$175,368
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$56,766,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,243
Monthly ticket public transport COL$151,825
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$32,362
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$12,667
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$15,791
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) COL$72,959
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) COL$11,443
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$14,035
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$12,798
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$6,396
Tube of toothpaste COL$2,976
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$18,640
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$32,210
2 tickets to the movies COL$19,332
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$110,027
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$68,870
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$20,923
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$6,265
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$3,487
Ipad wi-fi 128gb COL$1,680,410
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$244
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$110,096
1 package of marlboro cigarettes COL$4,479
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 270 prices entered by 32 different people.
Latest price update: April 18, 2021

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