Cost of living in Santiago de Cali, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Santiago de Cali

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$5,828,407
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$2,401,017
  • Santiago de Cali is the 2nd cheapest city in Colombia (4 out of 5)
  • Santiago de Cali is the 4th cheapest city in Latin America (39 out of 42)
  • Cost of living in Santiago de Cali is cheaper than in 95% of cities in the World (226 out of 238)

List of prices in Santiago de Cali, Colombia. Current as of Jul 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$20,700
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) COL$18,234
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$7,040
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,618
12 eggs, large COL$5,956
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,471
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$7,993
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$4,930
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$1,728
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,792
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$37,854
2 liters of coca-cola COL$4,053
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,021
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area COL$1,684,520
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area COL$874,850
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$243,329
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area COL$1,060,140
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area COL$488,124
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio COL$207,446
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) COL$74,023
40” flat screen tv COL$1,281,360
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$379,340
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$17,505
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$9,327
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) COL$102,152
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) COL$86,837
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$214,290
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$191,622
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$59,017,600
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,495
Monthly ticket public transport COL$129,283
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$23,601
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$15,878
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$11,342
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) COL$93,401
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) COL$20,793
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$14,915
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$16,289
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$6,157
Tube of toothpaste COL$3,170
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$19,940
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$32,484
2 tickets to the movies COL$20,115
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$115,198
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$85,432
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$24,583
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$7,735
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$3,933
Ipad wi-fi 128gb COL$1,825,690
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$191
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$96,618
1 package of marlboro cigarettes COL$5,260
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 720 prices entered by 88 different people.
Latest price update: July 03, 2020

Santiago de Cali position in our World Ranking

the world
226th
out of 238
latin america
39th
out of 42
colombia
4th
out of 5

Cheapest and most expensive products in Santiago de Cali compared to other cities:

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