Bhutan vs Colombia - Cost of Living Comparison

Bhutan Colombia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$498
$548
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1095
$1340
🏠 One person rent
$217
$239
🏘️ Family rent
$324
$409
🍽️ Food expenses
$199
$177
🚐 Transport expenses
$18.7
$78
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$407
$312
💸 GDP per capita
$3001
$5335
😃 Human freedom index
6.86
7.01
❤️ Life expectancy
72.1
77.5
👮 Corruption perceptions index
68
39
🌐 English speaking %
75%
4.2%
🎓 Higher education
1
78
😀 Quality of life
35
50
🏙️ Population
808K
49.1M

The average cost of living in Bhutan ($498) is 9% less expensive than in Colombia ($548). Bhutan ranked 181st vs 158th for Colombia in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Bhutan compared to 0.6 months in Colombia. Ranked 140th and 91st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Bhutan vs Colombia

We calculate prices for Bhutan and Colombia as a population-weighted mean of 2 and 50 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Bhutan Colombia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.41
$3.41
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$19.3
$14.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.61
$4.78
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.01
$1.05
 Cappuccino
$1.58
$1.45
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.46
$0.61
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$231
$242
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$141
$167
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$316
$441
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$231
$304
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$33.9
$37.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$52.2
$57.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$24
$20.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.89%
11.56%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2047
$1510
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$126
$896
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.25
$0.57
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.4
$27.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.34
$10.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.96
$0.6
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.91
$0.81
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.71
$0.74
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.71
$0.72
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.77
$1.65
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.57
$3.68
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.9
$3.49
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.77
$4.85
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.76
$1.73
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$0.7
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.84
$0.94
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$0.85
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.55
$0.71
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$0.72
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.23
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.07
$1.13
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.12
$8.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.95
$0.76
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7
$1.73
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.73
$4.21
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.6
$3.47
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.29
$1.51
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.67
$1.19
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$50.2
$19.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.43
$3.11
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$38
$20.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.53
$4.26
👖 Brand Jeans
$29.3
$40.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$51.8
$60.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$45
$155
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$812
$3736

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In Bhutan

City Cost of living Population
Thimphu
$499
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$492
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In Colombia

City Cost of living Population
Bogota
$679
7.74M
Medellin
$648
2.53M
Cali
$555
2.47M
Barranquilla
$577
1.27M
Cartagena
$799
1.04M
Valledupar
$471
544K
Villavicencio
$411
664K
Soacha
$466
660K
Cucuta
$384
750K
Pereira
$414
591K
Monteria
$486
505K
Bucaramanga
$480
581K
Soledad
$440
456K
Buenaventura
$433
424K
Santa Marta
$537
516K
Ibague
$363
541K
Manizales
$474
434K
Palmira
$391
349K
Armenia
$421
301K
Neiva
$390
353K
Pasto
$405
393K
Popayan
$400
301K
Envigado
$500
229K
Floridablanca
$404
267K
Bello
$402
372K
Sincelejo
$421
287K
Tulua
$393
219K
Duitama
$444
127K
Cartago
$392
211K
Tumaco
$432
213K