Colombia vs India - Cost of Living Comparison

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Colombia India
🚶 Cost of living one person
$735
$441
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1828
$1112
🏠 One person rent
$306
$182
🏘️ Family rent
$531
$377
🍽️ Food expenses
$253
$169
🚐 Transport expenses
$101
$48.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$378
$656
💸 GDP per capita
$6624
$2411
😃 Human freedom index
6.54
6.29
❤️ Life expectancy
72.8
67.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
40
39
🌐 English speaking %
4.2%
10.6%
🎓 Higher education
77
74
😀 Quality of life
37
43
🏙️ Population
49.1M
1.33B

The average cost of living in Colombia ($735) is 67% more expensive than in India ($441). Colombia ranked 127th vs 192nd for India in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months in Colombia compared to 1.5 months in India. Ranked 132nd and 109th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Colombia vs India

We calculate prices for Colombia and India as a population-weighted mean of 50 and 220 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.

Colombia India
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.1
$3.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.7
$14
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.86
$4.21
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.24
$2.23
 Cappuccino
$1.77
$1.93
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.81
$0.43
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$300
$203
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$210
$133
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$557
$505
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$391
$288
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.1
$28.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$83.2
$44.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$23.9
$8.56
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
13.76%
8.91%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1286
$2125
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1212
$1094
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.69
$0.43
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$33.5
$11.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.4
$3.19
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.94
$1.22
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.14
$0.7
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$0.49
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
$0.66
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.25
$0.96
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.2
$5.67
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.18
$3.42
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.78
$5.84
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.43
$2
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
$0.72
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$1.13
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$0.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$0.36
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.13
$0.4
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.51
$0.23
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.6
$1.03
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.2
$8.95
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.98
$1.92
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.27
$3.75
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.68
$1.99
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.65
$2.99
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.04
$1.75
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.39
$0.94
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$23.1
$17.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.24
$3.67
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$12.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.73
$3.02
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.7
$27.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$86.1
$46.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$211
$73
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5612
$1984

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Colombia

City Cost of living Population
Bogota
$877
7.74M
Cali
$706
2.47M
Medellin
$872
2.53M
Cartagena
$866
1.04M
Barranquilla
$801
1.27M
Soacha
$719
660K
Villavicencio
$532
664K
Cucuta
$707
750K
Manizales
$718
434K
Pereira
$666
591K
Bucaramanga
$653
581K
Santa Marta
$703
516K
Monteria
$627
505K
Buenaventura
$555
424K
Bello
$783
372K
Envigado
$815
229K
Soledad
$870
456K
Tunja
$511
410K
Palmira
$646
349K
Ibague
$521
541K
Valledupar
$520
544K
Neiva
$512
353K
Pasto
$510
308K
Barrancabermeja
$599
300K
Armenia
$551
301K
Floridablanca
$615
267K
Popayan
$453
301K
Tulua
$495
219K
Sincelejo
$535
287K
Tumaco
$534
213K

In India

City Cost of living Population
Delhi
$480
26.5M
Bangalore
$604
12.3M
Mumbai
$682
15.4M
Hyderabad
$497
9.31M
Chennai
$434
10.3M
Pune
$502
5.95M
Ahmedabad
$501
7.65M
Surat
$809
5.94M
Kolkata
$396
4.5M
Kanpur
$297
3.81M
Lucknow
$371
3.38M
Jaipur
$391
3.07M
Visakhapatnam
$419
2.04M
Thane
$487
1.89M
Nagpur
$453
2.41M
Mirzapur
$363
2.5M
Ghaziabad
$412
2.38M
Kalyan
$391
1.25M
Vadodara
$399
2.07M
Gurgaon
$516
877K
Navi Mumbai
$451
1.12M
Indore
$402
1.99M
Mysore
$320
1.26M
Jamshedpur
$327
1.56M
Agra
$362
1.59M
Nashik
$378
1.49M
Madurai
$309
1.56M
Bhopal
$331
1.8M
Meerut
$378
1.31M
Bilaspur
$353
1.63M