Cost of living in Santa Marta, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Santa Marta

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$9,128,966
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$4,396,382
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Santa Marta
Current as of Feb 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$33,012
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) COL$23,140
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$8,908
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$3,167
12 eggs, large COL$9,457
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$3,605
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$10,065
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$6,458
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,424
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$4,321
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$38,855
2 liters of coca-cola COL$5,872
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$3,875
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area COL$3,837,940
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area COL$1,862,160
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$509,554
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area COL$1,990,690
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area COL$1,022,600
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio COL$285,035
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) COL$67,081
40” flat screen tv COL$1,151,440
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$343,441
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$20,574
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$39,963
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) COL$190,556
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) COL$137,692
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$369,019
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$250,318
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$68,462,300
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$4,823
Monthly ticket public transport COL$142,357
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$34,939
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$28,136
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$31,045
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) COL$140,013
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) COL$24,066
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$13,081
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$27,163
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$8,961
Tube of toothpaste COL$5,457
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$38,418
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$39,924
2 tickets to the movies COL$30,415
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$125,010
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$110,325
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$31,227
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$9,532
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$6,786
Ipad wi-fi 128gb COL$1,721,170
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$186
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$106,452
1 package of marlboro cigarettes COL$9,821
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 38 prices entered by 13 different people.
Latest price update: February 29, 2024

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