Cost of living 2019 in Colombia

Hello everyone,

As we usually do each year, we invite you to share your experiences and tell us more about the average prices of products and services in your town/city/area, so that we have updated information regarding cost of living and inflation in Colombia.

Thanks to your contribution, future expats in Colombia will be more informed and will be able to refine their budget and better prepare for their big move.

How much does it cost to rent an apartment or a house in Colombia? How about buying an apartment or a house in Colombia?

How much do you pay on average for public transportation (bus, subway, train, tram, taxi)?

How much do you pay for basic food items such as rice, bread, and pasta?

What is your monthly budget for groceries?

How much does it cost to see a doctor or health specialist in Colombia?

How much do you pay for health insurance per month?

How much does childcare cost on average per month?

What is your child's schooling budget per month?

How much does it cost to fill up your car’s fuel tank?

How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc., per month?

How much do you pay for your internet and phone subscription?

How much do you pay for your lunch pack on weekdays?

How much do you pay for an espresso coffee?

How much do you pay for a cinema ticket?

How much does a gym membership cost in Colombia?

Thank you for sharing your experience.

Priscilla

My one year lease is up in November.  What is the Consumer Price Index % for 2019 that my rent will increase by?

How much does it cost to rent an apartment or a house in Colombia? How about buying an apartment or a house in Colombia?
It really depends on the area. There is no way to average it. A lot less than the US

How much do you pay on average for public transportation (bus, subway, train, tram, taxi)?  For the two of us, we pay around $45

How much do you pay for basic food items such as rice, bread, and pasta?
60% less than the US.

What is your monthly budget for groceries?
$380

How much does it cost to see a doctor or health specialist in Colombia?
We are with Sura, National Health care system... Most services and included free.

How much do you pay for health insurance per month?
$30 for both of us.

How much does childcare cost on average per month?

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What is your child's schooling budget per month?
N/A

How much does it cost to fill up your car’s fuel tank?
We do not own a car. No need for one here in Medellin.

How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc., per month?
$80

How much do you pay for your internet and phone subscription?
$52 includes cable TV

How much do you pay for your lunch pack on weekdays?
N/A

How much do you pay for an espresso coffee?
$1.00

How much do you pay for a cinema ticket?

N/A

How much does a gym membership cost in Colombia?

N/A plenty of free city-sponsored locations for public fit/Zuma classes.

The Cost of living 2019 for Colombia is 3.18%

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