Cost of living in Santa Marta, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Santa Marta

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$6,094,162
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$2,584,639
  • 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.

List of prices in Santa Marta
Current as of Jun 2021.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$15,271
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) COL$17,484
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$7,070
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,876
12 eggs, large COL$7,239
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,709
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$7,486
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$4,473
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$1,543
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$3,217
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$38,831
2 liters of coca-cola COL$4,356
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,546
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area COL$1,878,160
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area COL$961,197
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$345,232
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area COL$1,310,150
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area COL$666,528
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio COL$270,671
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) COL$79,896
40” flat screen tv COL$1,785,740
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$296,588
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$12,156
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$18,946
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) COL$142,248
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) COL$74,672
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$248,992
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$266,398
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$50,712,300
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$3,284
Monthly ticket public transport COL$95,900
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$39,574
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$10,669
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$15,449
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) COL$75,409
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) COL$18,484
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$10,604
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$13,200
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$6,984
Tube of toothpaste COL$4,286
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$11,935
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$35,572
2 tickets to the movies COL$23,768
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$84,347
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$100,783
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$17,867
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$4,684
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$3,564
Ipad wi-fi 128gb COL$2,117,850
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$305
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$97,729
1 package of marlboro cigarettes COL$6,224
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 195 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: June 23, 2021

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