Colombia vs Nicaragua - Cost of Living Comparison

Colombia Nicaragua
🚶 Cost of living one person
$548
$625
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1340
$1543
🏠 One person rent
$239
$264
🏘️ Family rent
$409
$472
🍽️ Food expenses
$177
$248
🚐 Transport expenses
$78
$48.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$312
$391
💸 GDP per capita
$5335
$1905
😃 Human freedom index
7.01
6.24
❤️ Life expectancy
77.5
74.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
39
20
🌐 English speaking %
4.2%
1%
🎓 Higher education
78
32
😀 Quality of life
50
37
🏙️ Population
49.1M
5.14M

The average cost of living in Colombia ($548) is 12% less expensive than in Nicaragua ($625). Colombia ranked 158th vs 137th for Nicaragua 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 0.6 months in Nicaragua. Ranked 91st and 133rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Colombia vs Nicaragua

We calculate prices for Colombia and Nicaragua 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 Nicaragua
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.41
$4.47
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$14.1
$26.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.78
$5.4
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.05
$1.19
 Cappuccino
$1.45
$2.03
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.61
$0.73
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$242
$203
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$167
$163
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$441
$436
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$304
$340
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.2
$35.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.3
$54.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.2
$57.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.56%
13.38%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1510
$1012
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$896
$616
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.57
$0.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.9
$16.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$10.1
$9.48
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.6
$1.23
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.81
$0.94
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.74
$1.16
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$1.01
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.65
$1.8
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.68
$3.12
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.49
$4.85
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.85
$7.08
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.73
$3.76
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
$1.37
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$2.01
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
$1.39
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.71
$1.36
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$1.4
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$0.5
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.13
$1.07
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.2
$9.55
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.76
$1.19
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.73
$2.85
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.21
$3.87
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.47
$3.89
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.51
$2.26
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.19
$1.47
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$19.6
$25.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.11
$4.67
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.1
$22.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.26
$6.33
👖 Brand Jeans
$40.9
$43.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$60.1
$65.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$155
$137
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3736
$4476

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Cities Comparison in Colombia vs Nicaragua

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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 Nicaragua

City Cost of living Population
Managua
$691
937K
Chinandega
$539
122K
Masaya
$619
140K
Matagalpa
$514
133K
Jinotega
$453
99.4K
Granada
$668
105K
Leon
$556
174K
Esteli
$509
112K
Juigalpa
$598
51.8K
San Juan del Sur
$839
14.7K