Cali vs Caracas - Cost of Living Comparison

Cali Caracas
🚶 Cost of living one person
$555
$916
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1391
$2170
🏠 One person rent
$213
$358
🏘️ Family rent
$370
$557
🍽️ Food expenses
$190
$340
🚐 Transport expenses
$86.1
$130
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$321
$215
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
19 km
10 km
🎓 Higher education
45
55
😀 Quality of life
55
42
🏙️ Population
2.47M
1.94M

The cost of living in Cali is 39% less expensive than in Caracas. Cities ranked 7750th and 5665th ($555 vs $916) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 5th and 3rd 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 4th best city to live in Colombia vs Caracas ranked 1st in Venezuela, while ranked 5807th and 6863rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cali vs Caracas

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Cali Caracas
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.63
$10.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.2
$37
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.83
$10.1
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.96
$1.28
 Cappuccino
$1.73
$2.59
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.58
$1.08
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$261
$327
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$133
$290
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$408
$667
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$268
$443
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.1
$16.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.2
$25.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$19.7
$44.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.18%
21.92%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$778
$865
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$716
$987
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.55
$0.38
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$31.6
$28.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.81
$20.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.59
$0.5
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.95
$2
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.86
$1.83
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$1.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.91
$2.41
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.29
$5.34
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.75
$5.5
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.31
$5.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.78
$4.59
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.55
$1.01
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.78
$1.3
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.81
$1.45
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.81
$1.63
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.73
$1.51
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.48
$0.81
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.2
$2.26
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.3
$7.71
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.72
$1.36
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.95
$3.47
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.22
$3.68
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.99
$4.22
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.71
$1.79
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.69
$2.23
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$19.8
$41
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.85
$5.21
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$26
$35.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.45
$12.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$52.2
$39.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$70.7
$89.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$119
$63.3
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4295
$6329

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Distance City Cost of living
27 km or 17 mi Palmira
$391
74 km or 46 mi Buenaventura
$433
80 km or 50 mi Tulua
$393
111 km or 69 mi Popayan
$400
148 km or 92 mi Neiva
$390
154 km or 96 mi Armenia
$421
160 km or 100 mi Cartago
$392
170 km or 105 mi Salento
$422
178 km or 111 mi Pereira
$414
184 km or 114 mi Ibague
$363
213 km or 132 mi Girardot
$360
214 km or 133 mi Manizales
$474
227 km or 141 mi Florencia
$389
251 km or 156 mi Quibdo
$425
262 km or 163 mi Pasto
$405
285 km or 177 mi Facatativa
$379
285 km or 177 mi Soacha
$466
301 km or 187 mi Bogota
$679
308 km or 192 mi Tumaco
$432
316 km or 196 mi Ipiales
$422
321 km or 200 mi Envigado
$500
329 km or 204 mi Medellin
$648
330 km or 205 mi Villavicencio
$411
330 km or 205 mi Zipaquira
$443
339 km or 210 mi Bello
$402
386 km or 240 mi Ibarra
$556
421 km or 261 mi Tunja
$367
446 km or 277 mi Esmeraldas
$655
463 km or 288 mi Quito
$806
469 km or 291 mi Duitama
$444
471 km or 293 mi Sogamoso
$341
500 km or 311 mi Barrancabermeja
$376
504 km or 313 mi Yopal
$428
506 km or 314 mi Santo Domingo
$590
518 km or 322 mi Turbo
$430
554 km or 344 mi Floridablanca
$404
556 km or 346 mi Bucaramanga
$480
571 km or 354 mi Ambato
$577
595 km or 369 mi Quevedo
$621
596 km or 370 mi Monteria
$486

Cities near Caracas

Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.9 mi La Guaira
$700
12 km or 7.3 mi Maiquetia
$678
16 km or 9.7 mi Catia La Mar
$774
21 km or 13 mi Los Teques
$771
30 km or 18 mi Charallave
$681
37 km or 23 mi Cua
$702
40 km or 25 mi Santa Lucia
$679
43 km or 27 mi Santa Teresa del Tuy
$756
43 km or 27 mi Guatire
$760
43 km or 27 mi Guarenas
$762
46 km or 29 mi Ocumare del Tuy
$751
53 km or 33 mi La Victoria
$702
67 km or 41 mi Turmero
$614
67 km or 41 mi Cagua
$682
75 km or 47 mi Santa Rita
$690
78 km or 48 mi Maracay
$557
78 km or 49 mi Palo Negro
$636
80 km or 50 mi El Limon
$681
82 km or 51 mi San Juan de los Morros
$680
93 km or 58 mi Altagracia de Orituco
$708
108 km or 67 mi Guacara
$672
115 km or 71 mi Los Guayos
$680
119 km or 74 mi Puerto Cabello
$670
122 km or 76 mi Valencia
$869
135 km or 84 mi Tocuyito
$698
163 km or 101 mi Tinaquillo
$680
176 km or 109 mi Valle de la Pascua
$731
184 km or 114 mi Calabozo
$697
199 km or 124 mi San Felipe
$704
204 km or 127 mi San Carlos
$679
219 km or 136 mi Zaraza
$683
235 km or 146 mi Kralendijk
$1524
245 km or 152 mi Yaritagua
$685
247 km or 154 mi Lecheria
$688
249 km or 155 mi Barcelona
$701
255 km or 159 mi Puerto la Cruz
$749
260 km or 162 mi Cabudare
$628
268 km or 167 mi Barquisimeto
$798
270 km or 167 mi Acarigua
$703
271 km or 168 mi Araure
$696