Colombia vs Kenya - Cost of Living Comparison

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Colombia Kenya
🚶 Cost of living one person
$735
$523
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1828
$1431
🏠 One person rent
$306
$196
🏘️ Family rent
$531
$463
🍽️ Food expenses
$253
$190
🚐 Transport expenses
$101
$94.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$378
$345
💸 GDP per capita
$6624
$2099
😃 Human freedom index
6.54
6.57
❤️ Life expectancy
72.8
61.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
40
31
🌐 English speaking %
4.2%
18.8%
🎓 Higher education
77
70
😀 Quality of life
37
38
🏙️ Population
49.1M
48.5M

The average cost of living in Colombia ($735) is 41% more expensive than in Kenya ($523). Colombia ranked 127th vs 170th for Kenya 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 0.7 months in Kenya. Ranked 132nd and 127th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Colombia vs Kenya

We calculate prices for Colombia and Kenya as a population-weighted mean of 50 and 10 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 Kenya
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.1
$3.04
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.7
$19.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.86
$4.83
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.24
$1.57
 Cappuccino
$1.77
$1.94
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.81
$0.46
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$300
$236
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$210
$122
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$557
$694
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$391
$330
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.1
$22.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$83.2
$35.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$23.9
$30.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
13.76%
13.15%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1286
$1417
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1212
$999
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.69
$0.64
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$33.5
$26.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.4
$8.18
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.94
$1.17
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.14
$0.71
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$0.41
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
$1.08
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.25
$1.41
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.2
$8.21
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.18
$4.58
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.78
$3.61
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.43
$1.75
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
$0.77
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$1.33
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$0.65
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$0.67
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.13
$0.72
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.51
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.6
$1.1
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.2
$8.35
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.98
$1.46
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.27
$2.11
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.68
$2.91
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.65
$3.71
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.04
$0.9
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.39
$0.82
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$23.1
$29.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.24
$4.64
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$15.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.73
$3.35
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.7
$14.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$86.1
$38.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$211
$104
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5612
$5976

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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 Kenya

City Cost of living Population
Nairobi
$575
5.55M
Kisumu
$395
410K
Mombasa
$440
1.2M
Eldoret
$364
289K
Thika
$476
279K
Nakuru
$391
308K
Mumias
$380
100K
Machakos
$466
114K
Malindi
$405
120K
Meru
$432
42.7K