Colombia vs Libya - Cost of Living Comparison

Colombia Libya
🚶 Cost of living one person
$646
$429
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1590
$1042
🏠 One person rent
$278
$174
🏘️ Family rent
$481
$291
🍽️ Food expenses
$216
$158
🚐 Transport expenses
$85.6
$43.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$353
$291
💸 GDP per capita
$6630
$6716
😃 Human freedom index
6.65
4.95
❤️ Life expectancy
72.8
71.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
39
17
🌐 English speaking %
4.2%
2%
🎓 Higher education
77
31
😀 Quality of life
38
31
🏙️ Population
49.1M
6.68M

The average cost of living in Colombia ($646) is 51% more expensive than in Libya ($429). Colombia ranked 141st vs 192nd for Libya 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 Libya. Ranked 130th and 146th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Colombia vs Libya

We calculate prices for Colombia and Libya as a population-weighted mean of 50 and 13 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 Libya
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.02
$4.08
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$16.7
$18.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.96
$3.14
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.11
$0.74
 Cappuccino
$1.75
$0.55
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.72
$0.48
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$280
$157
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$195
$109
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$515
$342
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$360
$191
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$44.5
$27.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$68.4
$43.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$21.8
$27
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.69%
20.29%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1622
$1216
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1022
$404
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.66
$0.89
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$31.6
$18.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$10.8
$8.09
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.76
$0.55
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.03
$0.88
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.98
$0.32
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
$0.87
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.07
$1.27
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.64
$5.22
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.43
$3.01
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.32
$8.25
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.08
$1.58
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$1.08
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
$0.81
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.01
$0.59
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$0.66
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
$0.66
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.47
$0.17
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.42
$1.52
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.29
$1.47
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.92
$0.65
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.16
$2.23
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.96
$4.74
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.38
$1.33
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.89
$0.74
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.46
$0.85
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$21.6
$20.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.77
$5.09
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$25.8
$28.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.85
$1.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$48.1
$26.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.9
$55.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$177
$59
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4436
$963

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Colombia

City Cost of living Population
Bogota
$787
7.74M
Cali
$620
2.47M
Medellin
$748
2.53M
Barranquilla
$706
1.27M
Cartagena
$924
1.04M
Valledupar
$466
544K
Soacha
$597
660K
Villavicencio
$528
664K
Cucuta
$586
750K
Bucaramanga
$512
581K
Monteria
$578
505K
Envigado
$652
229K
Santa Marta
$671
516K
Soledad
$678
456K
Pereira
$514
591K
Buenaventura
$490
424K
Manizales
$568
434K
Palmira
$543
349K
Ibague
$445
541K
Tunja
$434
410K
Pasto
$471
308K
Armenia
$483
301K
Barrancabermeja
$526
300K
Neiva
$418
353K
Floridablanca
$505
267K
Popayan
$392
301K
Bello
$455
372K
Sincelejo
$514
287K
Tulua
$430
219K
Tumaco
$464
213K

In Libya

City Cost of living Population
Tripoli
$506
1.29M
Benghazi
$434
632K
Ajdabiya
$439
416K
Misrata
$353
386K
Gharyan
$355
188K
Al-Khums
$361
202K
Sabratha
$330
102K
Tobruk
$423
136K
Derna
$443
128K
Zawiya
$321
199K
Zuwarah
$340
80.3K
Sabha
$375
99K
Yafran
$344
72.7K