Travel budget and cost of living in Colombia how much does a trip cost?

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Travel budget in Colombia

Colombia: calculate your travel budget

Colombia: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 24 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 5.8 per person
  • $ 2.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 579* (1803172 COP)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 49 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 10.7 per person
  • $ 3.9 per person

Total budget:

$ 1437* (4479216 COP)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 90 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 26 per person
  • $ 7.9 per person

Total budget:

$ 2657* (8285368 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 Colombia in 2019

Cost of living: Colombia VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Colombia in 2019 is 50% less than United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Colombia in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Colombia by city

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

Cities /Colombia View Details
Cartago 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Cartago
Bogota 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Bogota
Villavicencio 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Villavicencio
Cartagena 10% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Cartagena
Sincelejo 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Sincelejo
Medellin 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Medellin

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Local prices in Colombia by expense type

Restaurant budget in Colombia

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Colombia costs 61% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3.2/person
($ 2.6 to $ 4.9)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 9.8/person
($ 6.5 to $ 14)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 4.9/person
($ 4.1 to $ 6.5)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1 for 500ml
($ 0.8 to $ 1.7)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.7 for 330ml
($ 1.2 to $ 2.3)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.2/cup
($ 0.8 to $ 1.7)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.7/can
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Colombia

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Colombia costs 58% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 29/night
($ 23 to $ 38)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 38/night
($ 26 to $ 53)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 61/night
($ 41 to $ 90)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 118/night
($ 79 to $ 175)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 186/night
($ 168 to $ 204)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 502
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 29/month
($ 20 to $ 41)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 96/month
($ 53 to $ 291)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 77/month
($ 53 to $ 114)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 66/month
($ 39 to $ 120)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 213
Family room
Family room
$ 144/month
($ 87 to $ 360)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Colombia

On average, the price of supermarket food in Colombia costs 60% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1/500g
($ 0.5 to $ 1.3)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.6/12 eggs
($ 1.2 to $ 2.3)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 2.9/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 4.5)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 3.6/kg
($ 2.3 to $ 5.1)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.6)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.7)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 1.2)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 0.7/salad
($ 0.5 to $ 1.2)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 4.7/kg
($ 2.9 to $ 6.5)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Colombia

On average, the price of transport in Colombia costs 33% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.7/ticket
($ 0.6 to $ 0.8)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 34/month
($ 21 to $ 46)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.6/km
($ 0.8 to $ 1.9)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 0.8)

4% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.6
($ 1.3 to $ 1.9)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 39/24hrs
($ 22 to $ 122)

3% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Colombia

On average, the cost of housing in Colombia costs 65% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 72/month
($ 41 to $ 131)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 34/month
($ 21 to $ 55)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 302/month
($ 163 to $ 488)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1352
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 231/month
($ 131 to $ 390)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1066
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 513/month
($ 293 to $ 876)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2210
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 416/month
($ 261 to $ 649)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1725
Gym
Gym
$ 29/month
($ 21 to $ 49)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 188/month
($ 95 to $ 326)

80% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 4263/yr
($ 1947 to $ 7785)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18299

Leisure activity budget in Colombia

On average, budget for leisure activities in Colombia costs 57% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 3.9/ticket
($ 2.6 to $ 4.9)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 8.7/hr
($ 4.9 to $ 17)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Colombia

On average, shopping budget in Colombia costs 18% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.7/pack
($ 1.3 to $ 2)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 57
($ 34 to $ 82)

19% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 38
($ 23 to $ 49)

2% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 82
($ 59 to $ 108)

2% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 71
($ 44 to $ 98)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

London → Bogota
London → Bogota
London → Bogota
$ 1242
(fair price: $ 842)
Los Angeles → Bogota
Los Angeles  → Bogota
Los Angeles  → Bogota
$ 611
(fair price: $ 504)
New York City → Bogota
New York City → Bogota
New York City → Bogota
$ 623
(fair price: $ 523)
Montreal → Bogota
Montreal → Bogota
Montreal → Bogota
$ 641
(fair price: $ 538)
Toronto (Ontario) → Bogota
Toronto (Ontario) → Bogota
Toronto (Ontario) → Bogota
$ 778
(fair price: $ 521)
Dublin → Bogota
Dublin → Bogota
Dublin → Bogota
$ 925
(fair price: $ 765)
Manchester → Bogota
Manchester → Bogota
Manchester → Bogota
$ 1022
(fair price: $ 867)
Edinburgh → Bogota
Edinburgh → Bogota
Edinburgh → Bogota
$ 1007
(fair price: $ 885)

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About the information on the cost of living in Colombia

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

Information about cost of living in Colombia updated on 21-05-2019.

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