Canada vs Colombia - Cost of Living Comparison

Canada Colombia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1832
$548
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4256
$1340
🏠 One person rent
$1065
$239
🏘️ Family rent
$1824
$409
🍽️ Food expenses
$513
$177
🚐 Transport expenses
$128
$78
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3381
$312
💸 GDP per capita
$43258
$5335
😃 Human freedom index
8.85
7.01
❤️ Life expectancy
81.7
77.5
👮 Corruption perceptions index
74
39
🌐 English speaking %
82.1%
4.2%
🎓 Higher education
99
78
😀 Quality of life
82
50
🏙️ Population
37M
49.1M

The average cost of living in Canada ($1832) is 234% more expensive than in Colombia ($548). Canada ranked 14th 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 1.8 months in Canada compared to 0.6 months in Colombia. Ranked 7th and 91st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Canada vs Colombia

We calculate prices for Canada and Colombia as a population-weighted mean of 153 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.

Canada Colombia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$14
$3.41
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$62.2
$14.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.06
$4.78
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.11
$1.05
 Cappuccino
$3.56
$1.45
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.83
$0.61
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1053
$242
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$885
$167
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1892
$441
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1564
$304
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$88.2
$37.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$136
$57.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$58
$20.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.09%
11.56%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5829
$1510
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4449
$896
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.59
$0.57
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$82.9
$27.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.5
$10.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.5
$0.6
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.02
$0.81
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.22
$0.74
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.73
$0.72
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.04
$1.65
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.6
$3.68
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$3.49
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$4.85
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.42
$1.73
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$0.7
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.31
$0.94
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.55
$0.85
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.21
$0.71
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.17
$0.72
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.14
$1.13
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.7
$8.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.69
$0.76
🚬 Cigarette pack
$12
$1.73
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.1
$4.21
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.36
$3.47
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.44
$1.51
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.15
$1.19
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.8
$19.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11
$3.11
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$76
$20.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$16
$4.26
👖 Brand Jeans
$53.1
$40.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$84.7
$60.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$864
$155
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13499
$3736

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Cities Comparison in Canada vs Colombia

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Canada

City Cost of living Population
Toronto
$2286
2.73M
Calgary
$1881
1.24M
Montreal
$1727
1.76M
Edmonton
$1692
933K
Ottawa
$1867
934K
Brampton
$1957
594K
Vancouver
$2298
631K
Mississauga
$2225
722K
Quebec City
$1249
549K
Surrey
$1950
518K
Winnipeg
$1582
705K
Hamilton
$1926
537K
Halifax
$1926
403K
Laval
$1389
438K
London
$1712
384K
Longueuil
$1411
254K
Markham
$2466
329K
Vaughan
$2378
306K
Oshawa
$1649
159K
Saskatoon
$1513
246K
Burnaby
$2209
233K
Greater Sudbury
$1446
162K
Richmond
$1869
198K
Kitchener
$1693
233K
Richmond Hill
$2166
195K
Regina
$1502
215K
Burlington
$2146
183K
Gatineau
$1490
291K
Oakville
$2191
194K
Windsor
$1812
217K

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