Cost of living in Manizales, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Manizales

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$5,857,885
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$2,474,003
  • 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 Manizales, Colombia. Current as of Apr 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$19,120
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) COL$17,669
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$7,344
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,574
12 eggs, large COL$5,338
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$3,986
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$8,526
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$6,014
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$3,870
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$3,455
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$43,086
2 liters of coca-cola COL$4,511
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,360
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area COL$1,803,190
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area COL$973,960
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$215,037
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area COL$975,476
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area COL$595,200
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio COL$129,453
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) COL$71,904
40” flat screen tv COL$1,197,290
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$254,954
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$23,320
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$15,968
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) COL$192,605
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) COL$136,786
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$261,419
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$202,979
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$45,930,400
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,578
Monthly ticket public transport COL$99,252
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$17,542
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$11,164
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$12,585
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) COL$88,494
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) COL$17,141
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$10,954
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$13,296
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$4,417
Tube of toothpaste COL$3,680
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$16,757
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$42,400
2 tickets to the movies COL$16,525
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$119,619
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$78,528
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$20,203
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$5,967
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$4,716
Ipad wi-fi 128gb COL$1,839,400
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$222
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$104,517
1 package of marlboro cigarettes COL$5,612
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 268 prices entered by 14 different people.
Latest price update: April 15, 2021

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