Cost of living in Santiago de Cali, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Santiago de Cali

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$7,354,118
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$3,255,018
  • 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.

List of prices in Santiago de Cali
Current as of Aug 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$28,939
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) COL$22,118
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$8,559
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$4,089
12 eggs, large COL$9,406
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,581
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$11,535
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$6,915
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,657
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$3,129
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$60,095
2 liters of coca-cola COL$5,095
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$3,298
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area COL$2,575,240
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area COL$1,246,940
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$216,986
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area COL$1,724,760
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area COL$770,317
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio COL$126,352
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) COL$78,469
40” flat screen tv COL$1,553,730
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$401,625
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$15,914
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$9,858
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) COL$243,153
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) COL$142,029
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$316,910
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$249,582
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$62,574,200
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,659
Monthly ticket public transport COL$147,243
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$22,889
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$19,161
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$14,279
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) COL$109,875
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) COL$14,446
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$13,680
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$17,252
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$7,340
Tube of toothpaste COL$7,286
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$23,766
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$32,651
2 tickets to the movies COL$30,755
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$115,732
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$97,983
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$30,348
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$10,463
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$3,824
Ipad wi-fi 128gb COL$1,906,630
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$267
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$120,694
1 package of marlboro cigarettes COL$8,073
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 829 prices entered by 62 different people.
Latest price update: August 09, 2022

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