Bolivia vs Colombia - Cost of Living Comparison

Bolivia Colombia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$703
$548
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1661
$1340
🏠 One person rent
$285
$239
🏘️ Family rent
$416
$409
🍽️ Food expenses
$234
$177
🚐 Transport expenses
$99.2
$78
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$472
$312
💸 GDP per capita
$3133
$5335
😃 Human freedom index
6.94
7.01
❤️ Life expectancy
71.8
77.5
👮 Corruption perceptions index
30
39
🌐 English speaking %
4%
4.2%
🎓 Higher education
46
78
😀 Quality of life
45
50
🏙️ Population
11.1M
49.1M

The average cost of living in Bolivia ($703) is 28% more expensive than in Colombia ($548). Bolivia ranked 120th 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 0.7 months in Bolivia compared to 0.6 months in Colombia. Ranked 110th and 91st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Bolivia vs Colombia

We calculate prices for Bolivia and Colombia as a population-weighted mean of 10 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.

Bolivia Colombia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.77
$3.41
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.2
$14.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.46
$4.78
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.46
$1.05
 Cappuccino
$3.22
$1.45
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$0.61
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$302
$242
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$205
$167
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$464
$441
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$309
$304
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$27.3
$37.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.1
$57.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$33.5
$20.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.82%
11.56%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1104
$1510
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$872
$896
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.55
$0.57
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$30.4
$27.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13
$10.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.59
$0.6
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.97
$0.81
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.78
$0.74
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$0.72
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.54
$1.65
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.71
$3.68
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.87
$3.49
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.05
$4.85
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.99
$1.73
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
$0.7
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.5
$0.94
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$0.85
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
$0.71
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.04
$0.72
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.7
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.59
$1.13
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.18
$8.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.73
$0.76
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.36
$1.73
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.12
$4.21
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.05
$3.47
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.55
$1.51
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.94
$1.19
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$40.4
$19.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.6
$3.11
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$31.1
$20.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.69
$4.26
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.2
$40.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$83.2
$60.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$209
$155
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3672
$3736

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Cities Comparison in Bolivia vs Colombia

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Bolivia

City Cost of living Population
Santa Cruz de la Sierra
$748
3.15M
La Paz
$728
2.87M
Cochabamba
$582
632K
El Alto
$709
842K
Oruro
$656
265K
Potosi
$588
190K
Sacaba
$590
172K
Tarija
$536
180K
Sucre
$547
300K
Trinidad
$555
101K

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