Cost of living in Cartagena, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Cartagena

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$6,291,864
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$2,956,656
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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List of prices in Cartagena, Colombia. Current as of May 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$33,378
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) COL$21,681
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$6,400
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,903
12 eggs, large COL$5,820
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$3,231
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$8,733
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$6,754
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,201
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,950
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$46,601
2 liters of coca-cola COL$4,738
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,479
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area COL$2,431,520
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area COL$1,260,560
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$352,788
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area COL$1,592,180
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area COL$883,794
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio COL$209,254
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) COL$75,700
40” flat screen tv COL$991,487
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$210,123
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$13,522
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$11,297
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) COL$185,908
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) COL$114,245
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$254,619
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$149,443
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$45,333,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,196
Monthly ticket public transport COL$91,488
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$31,574
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$12,251
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$11,865
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) COL$58,176
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) COL$12,179
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$8,404
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$9,923
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$4,819
Tube of toothpaste COL$2,922
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$15,351
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$40,979
2 tickets to the movies COL$17,257
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$124,941
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$91,288
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$15,141
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$4,844
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$4,750
Ipad wi-fi 128gb COL$1,344,480
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$210
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$102,886
1 package of marlboro cigarettes COL$5,411
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 183 prices entered by 24 different people.
Latest price update: May 12, 2021

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