Colombia vs Iran - Cost of Living Comparison

Colombia Iran
🚶 Cost of living one person
$548
$723
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1340
$1849
🏠 One person rent
$239
$357
🏘️ Family rent
$409
$769
🍽️ Food expenses
$177
$237
🚐 Transport expenses
$78
$35.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$312
$347
💸 GDP per capita
$5335
$2422
😃 Human freedom index
7.01
4.53
❤️ Life expectancy
77.5
76.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
39
25
🌐 English speaking %
4.2%
12%
🎓 Higher education
78
80
😀 Quality of life
50
44
🏙️ Population
49.1M
80M

The average cost of living in Colombia ($548) is 24% less expensive than in Iran ($723). Colombia ranked 158th vs 117th for Iran in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Colombia compared to 0.5 months in Iran. Ranked 91st and 116th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Colombia vs Iran

We calculate prices for Colombia and Iran as a population-weighted mean of 50 and 102 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 Iran
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.41
$5.13
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$14.1
$33.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.78
$4.67
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.05
$0.99
 Cappuccino
$1.45
$1.82
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.61
$0.91
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$242
$436
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$167
$279
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$441
$993
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$304
$638
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.2
$25
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.3
$38.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.2
$21.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.56%
20.33%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1510
$2252
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$896
$1269
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.57
$0.38
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.9
$17.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$10.1
$3.37
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.6
$0.5
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.81
$0.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.74
$0.71
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$3.18
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.65
$1.58
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.68
$5.22
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.49
$4.35
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.85
$11.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.73
$1.3
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
$1.87
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.24
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
$0.9
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.71
$0.77
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$0.64
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$0.27
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.13
$1.94
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.2
$1.08
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.76
$0.67
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.73
$2.82
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.21
$4.42
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.47
$4.68
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.51
$3.08
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.19
$2.75
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$19.6
$27.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.11
$3.92
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.1
$31.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.26
$8.43
👖 Brand Jeans
$40.9
$54.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$60.1
$134
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$155
$119
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3736
$1191

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Cities Comparison in Colombia vs Iran

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

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

In Iran

City Cost of living Population
Tehran
$839
8.69M
Tabriz
$1049
1.56M
Mashhad
$668
3M
Hamadan
$943
554K
Shiraz
$724
1.57M
Isfahan
$605
1.96M
Kermanshah
$627
946K
Karaj
$688
1.59M
Ahvaz
$490
1.18M
Qazvin
$1104
403K
Qom
$993
1.2M
Ardabil
$842
529K
Bandar Abbas
$675
527K
Rasht
$915
680K
Sari
$529
347K
Eslamshahr
$588
448K
Kerman
$680
538K
Babol
$424
250K
Zanjan
$516
433K
Kashan
$600
433K
Abadan
$630
231K
Sanandaj
$755
413K
Arak
$567
521K
Khorramabad
$639
373K
Yazd
$809
530K
Urmia
$449
736K
Gorgan
$591
312K
Shahriar
$669
310K
Qods
$668
310K
Malard
$670
281K