Travel budget in Columbia

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Colombia: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Columbia for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 24 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 6.1 per person
  • $ 2.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 578* (1983170 COP)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 49 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 10.6 per person
  • $ 3.7 per person

Total budget:

$ 1416* (4860268 COP)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 88 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 26 per person
  • $ 7.4 per person

Total budget:

$ 2635* (9048354 COP)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Columbia in 2020

Cost of living: Colombia VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Columbia in 2020 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA)

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Columbia by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Columbia compared to the national average.

Cities /Colombia View Details
Cartagena 18% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Cartagena
Santa Marta 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Santa Marta
Maicao 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Maicao
Barranquilla 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Barranquilla
Bogota 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Bogota
Popayan 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Popayan
Medellin 6% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Medellin

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Local prices in Columbia by expense type

Colombia: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Columbia costs 65% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3.5/person
($ 2 to $ 5.7)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 9.9/person
($ 6.5 to $ 20)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 30
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 4.5/person
($ 3.7 to $ 5.7)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1 for 500ml
($ 0.6 to $ 2)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.6 for 330ml
($ 1 to $ 2.5)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.2/cup
($ 0.6 to $ 2.2)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.7/can
($ 0.5 to $ 1.2)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Colombia: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Columbia costs 62% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 28/night
($ 22 to $ 35)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 36/night
($ 24 to $ 54)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 61/night
($ 42 to $ 87)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 115/night
($ 81 to $ 167)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 187/night
($ 171 to $ 205)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 28/month
($ 20 to $ 39)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 83/month
($ 48 to $ 141)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 77/month
($ 55 to $ 109)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 71/month
($ 41 to $ 124)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 104/month
($ 61 to $ 169)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Colombia: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Columbia costs 62% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1/500g
($ 0.5 to $ 1.4)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Rice
Rice
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.4)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.6/12 eggs
($ 0.8 to $ 2.7)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 3.2/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 7)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 3.6/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 5.1)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 1.9/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 2.9)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1/kg
($ 0.2 to $ 2.4)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 2)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.2 to $ 1.4)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 0.7/salad
($ 0.2 to $ 1.2)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8
($ 0.5 to $ 1.2)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 4.7/kg
($ 2.5 to $ 7)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Colombia: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Columbia costs 34% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.7/ticket
($ 0.6 to $ 0.7)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 35/month
($ 20 to $ 46)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.6/km
($ 0.4 to $ 2.3)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 0.8)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.4
($ 1.2 to $ 2)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 39/24hrs
($ 22 to $ 122)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Colombia: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Columbia costs 68% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 73/month
($ 44 to $ 143)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 170
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 32/month
($ 21 to $ 54)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 70
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 308/month
($ 159 to $ 594)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1447
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 237/month
($ 143 to $ 427)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1155
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 532/month
($ 285 to $ 1022)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2323
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 421/month
($ 256 to $ 852)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1830
Gym
Gym
$ 24/month
($ 15 to $ 44)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 198/month
($ 87 to $ 427)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1003
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 4833/yr
($ 2384 to $ 9932)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17436

Colombia: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Columbia costs 58% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 3.7/ticket
($ 2.7 to $ 5.7)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 9.2/hr
($ 4.5 to $ 15)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Colombia: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Columbia costs 28% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.8/pack
($ 1.4 to $ 2.9)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 51
($ 23 to $ 87)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 33
($ 18 to $ 58)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 70
($ 44 to $ 101)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 82
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 65
($ 35 to $ 101)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 103

Plane ticket budget

London → Bogota
London → Bogota
London → Bogota
$ 1009
(fair price: $ 789)
Los Angeles → Bogota
Los Angeles  → Bogota
Los Angeles  → Bogota
$ 690
(fair price: $ 519)
New York City → Bogota
New York City → Bogota
New York City → Bogota
$ 635
(fair price: $ 518)
Montreal → Bogota
Montreal → Bogota
Montreal → Bogota
$ 631
(fair price: $ 536)
Toronto (Ontario) → Bogota
Toronto (Ontario) → Bogota
Toronto (Ontario) → Bogota
$ 651
(fair price: $ 526)
Manchester → Bogota
Manchester → Bogota
Manchester → Bogota
$ 972
(fair price: $ 844)
Dublin → Bogota
Dublin → Bogota
Dublin → Bogota
$ 907
(fair price: $ 793)
Sydney → Bogota
Sydney → Bogota
Sydney → Bogota
$ 1554
(fair price: $ 1388)
Edinburgh → Bogota
Edinburgh → Bogota
Edinburgh → Bogota
$ 1016
(fair price: $ 899)
Melbourne → Bogota
Melbourne → Bogota
Melbourne → Bogota
$ 1640
(fair price: $ 1449)
Auckland → Bogota
Auckland → Bogota
Auckland → Bogota
$ 1542
(fair price: $ 1347)
Perth → Bogota
Perth → Bogota
Perth → Bogota
$ 2503
(fair price: $ 1933)

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About the information on the cost of living in Columbia

The information about the cost of living in Columbia shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Columbia updated on 03-07-2020.

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