Cali vs Guadalajara - Cost of Living Comparison

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Cali Guadalajara
🚶 Cost of living one person
$706
$1028
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1835
$2560
🏠 One person rent
$259
$465
🏘️ Family rent
$455
$899
🍽️ Food expenses
$257
$390
🚐 Transport expenses
$116
$79
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$446
$855
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
19 km
18 km
🎓 Higher education
45
49
😀 Quality of life
52
57
🏙️ Population
2.47M
1.46M

The cost of living in Cali is 31% less expensive than in Guadalajara. Cities ranked 6788th and 5163rd ($706 vs $1028) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 11th and 24th in Colombia and Mexico, respectively. Check Colombia vs Mexico comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Cali compared to 0.8 months in Guadalajara. Cali ranked 3rd best city to live in Colombia vs Guadalajara ranked 6th in Mexico, while ranked 6105th and 5688th among best cities to live in the world.

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Cali Guadalajara
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.68
$10.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$26.6
$39
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.64
$9.42
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.26
$2.07
 Cappuccino
$1.95
$3.46
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.85
$1.29
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$247
$603
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$180
$364
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$480
$1116
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$338
$763
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$43
$24.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$66
$36.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$22.7
$28.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.62%
11.3%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1156
$2718
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1105
$1687
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.69
$0.58
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26
$25
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$14.1
$7.76
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.9
$1.39
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.23
$1.5
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.41
$2.31
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$1.83
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.45
$2.66
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.24
$9.22
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.56
$8.73
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$12.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.51
$3
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.83
$1.54
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.13
$1.66
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$1.52
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.1
$1.84
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.19
$1.87
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.55
$0.79
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.75
$2.21
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.51
$13.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.01
$1.67
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.4
$4.27
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.1
$5.62
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.04
$4.22
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.09
$2.53
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.5
$1.69
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$19.8
$38.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.46
$5.01
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$22.1
$34.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.46
$13.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$50.8
$55.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$94.1
$93.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$292
$222
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6411
$7348

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$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

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Distance City Cost of living
4.4 km or 2.7 mi Tlaquepaque
$785
6.7 km or 4.2 mi Zapopan
$1214
92 km or 57 mi La Barca
$867
108 km or 67 mi Ciudad Guzman
$861
135 km or 84 mi Zamora
$859
147 km or 91 mi Autlan
$855
159 km or 99 mi San Francisco del Rincon
$820
164 km or 102 mi Colima
$690
165 km or 103 mi Lagos de Moreno
$840
173 km or 107 mi Aguascalientes
$812
180 km or 112 mi Leon
$833
185 km or 115 mi Tepic
$678
188 km or 117 mi Zacapu
$872
194 km or 120 mi Uruapan
$783
196 km or 122 mi Puerto Vallarta
$1297
202 km or 125 mi Silao
$902
204 km or 127 mi Tecoman
$774
205 km or 127 mi Apatzingan
$824
207 km or 129 mi Manzanillo
$738
208 km or 129 mi Irapuato
$761
219 km or 136 mi Sayulita
$1084
221 km or 137 mi Guanajuato
$1070
224 km or 139 mi Salamanca
$704
237 km or 147 mi Yuriria
$801
246 km or 153 mi Zacatecas
$618
249 km or 155 mi Cortazar
$762
250 km or 155 mi Morelia
$752
264 km or 164 mi Celaya
$678
272 km or 169 mi San Miguel de Allende
$1288
282 km or 175 mi Fresnillo
$775
295 km or 183 mi San Luis Potosi
$969
308 km or 191 mi Queretaro
$982
326 km or 203 mi Lazaro Cardenas
$890
350 km or 218 mi San Juan del Rio
$892
352 km or 219 mi Rioverde
$907
364 km or 226 mi San Jose Villa de Allende
$843
387 km or 241 mi Zihuatanejo
$992
396 km or 246 mi Durango
$770
416 km or 258 mi Toluca
$756
425 km or 264 mi Mazatlan
$1188