Cali vs Caracas - Cost of Living Comparison

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Cali Caracas
🚶 Cost of living one person
$706
$982
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1835
$2335
🏠 One person rent
$259
$367
🏘️ Family rent
$455
$592
🍽️ Food expenses
$257
$391
🚐 Transport expenses
$116
$128
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$446
$195
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
19 km
10 km
🎓 Higher education
45
54
😀 Quality of life
52
41
🏙️ Population
2.47M
2.25M

The cost of living in Cali is 28% less expensive than in Caracas. Cities ranked 6788th and 5507th ($706 vs $982) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 11th and 2nd in Colombia and Venezuela, respectively. Check Colombia vs Venezuela comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Cali compared to 0.2 months in Caracas. Cali ranked 3rd best city to live in Colombia vs Caracas ranked 1st in Venezuela, while ranked 6105th and 7023rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Cali Caracas
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.68
$12.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$26.6
$46.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.64
$10.4
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.26
$1.51
 Cappuccino
$1.95
$3.02
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.85
$1.32
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$247
$347
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$180
$308
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$480
$638
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$338
$508
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$43
$14.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$66
$21.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$22.7
$36.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.62%
28.68%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1156
$837
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1105
$1222
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.69
$0.44
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26
$29.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$14.1
$18.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.9
$0.5
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.23
$1.98
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.41
$1.9
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$1.25
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.45
$2.63
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.24
$6.74
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.56
$6.34
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$7.01
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.51
$4.71
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.83
$1.34
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.13
$1.82
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$1.73
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.1
$1.95
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.19
$1.81
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.55
$0.91
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.75
$2.33
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.51
$9.38
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.01
$1.55
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.4
$3.25
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.1
$4.89
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.04
$4.72
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.09
$2.3
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.5
$2.61
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$19.8
$59.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.46
$5.29
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$22.1
$36.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.46
$13.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$50.8
$46.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$94.1
$93.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$292
$83
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6411
$3553

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Distance City Cost of living
27 km or 17 mi Palmira
$646
74 km or 46 mi Buenaventura
$555
80 km or 50 mi Tulua
$495
111 km or 69 mi Popayan
$453
148 km or 92 mi Neiva
$512
154 km or 96 mi Armenia
$551
160 km or 100 mi Cartago
$649
170 km or 105 mi Salento
$571
178 km or 111 mi Pereira
$666
184 km or 114 mi Ibague
$521
213 km or 132 mi Girardot
$420
214 km or 133 mi Manizales
$718
227 km or 141 mi Florencia
$419
251 km or 156 mi Quibdo
$651
262 km or 163 mi Pasto
$510
285 km or 177 mi Facatativa
$441
285 km or 177 mi Soacha
$719
301 km or 187 mi Bogota
$877
308 km or 192 mi Tumaco
$534
316 km or 196 mi Ipiales
$517
321 km or 200 mi Envigado
$815
329 km or 204 mi Medellin
$872
330 km or 205 mi Villavicencio
$532
330 km or 205 mi Zipaquira
$647
339 km or 210 mi Bello
$783
386 km or 240 mi Ibarra
$537
421 km or 261 mi Tunja
$511
446 km or 277 mi Esmeraldas
$613
463 km or 288 mi Quito
$843
469 km or 291 mi Duitama
$622
471 km or 293 mi Sogamoso
$606
500 km or 311 mi Barrancabermeja
$599
504 km or 313 mi Yopal
$597
506 km or 314 mi Santo Domingo
$775
518 km or 322 mi Turbo
$625
554 km or 344 mi Floridablanca
$615
556 km or 346 mi Bucaramanga
$653
571 km or 354 mi Ambato
$571
595 km or 369 mi Quevedo
$637
596 km or 370 mi Monteria
$627

Cities near Caracas

Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.9 mi La Guaira
$860
12 km or 7.3 mi Maiquetia
$846
16 km or 9.7 mi Catia La Mar
$887
21 km or 13 mi Los Teques
$844
30 km or 18 mi Charallave
$814
37 km or 23 mi Cua
$814
40 km or 25 mi Santa Lucia
$806
43 km or 27 mi Santa Teresa del Tuy
$843
43 km or 27 mi Guatire
$817
43 km or 27 mi Guarenas
$824
46 km or 29 mi Ocumare del Tuy
$799
53 km or 33 mi La Victoria
$719
67 km or 41 mi Turmero
$717
67 km or 41 mi Cagua
$691
75 km or 47 mi Santa Rita
$637
78 km or 48 mi Maracay
$580
78 km or 49 mi Palo Negro
$645
80 km or 50 mi El Limon
$611
82 km or 51 mi San Juan de los Morros
$707
93 km or 58 mi Altagracia de Orituco
$763
108 km or 67 mi Guacara
$735
115 km or 71 mi Los Guayos
$708
119 km or 74 mi Puerto Cabello
$720
122 km or 76 mi Valencia
$794
135 km or 84 mi Tocuyito
$717
163 km or 101 mi Tinaquillo
$700
176 km or 109 mi Valle de la Pascua
$749
184 km or 114 mi Calabozo
$716
199 km or 124 mi San Felipe
$703
204 km or 127 mi San Carlos
$689
219 km or 136 mi Zaraza
$704
235 km or 146 mi Kralendijk
$1786
245 km or 152 mi Yaritagua
$666
247 km or 154 mi Lecheria
$760
249 km or 155 mi Barcelona
$718
255 km or 159 mi Puerto la Cruz
$724
260 km or 162 mi Cabudare
$655
268 km or 167 mi Barquisimeto
$711
270 km or 167 mi Acarigua
$684
271 km or 168 mi Araure
$687