Colombia vs Rwanda - Cost of Living Comparison

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Colombia Rwanda
🚶 Cost of living one person
$735
$657
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1828
$1570
🏠 One person rent
$306
$311
🏘️ Family rent
$531
$529
🍽️ Food expenses
$253
$234
🚐 Transport expenses
$101
$71.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$378
$284
💸 GDP per capita
$6624
$966
😃 Human freedom index
6.54
5.89
❤️ Life expectancy
72.8
66.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
40
53
🌐 English speaking %
4.2%
15%
🎓 Higher education
77
16
😀 Quality of life
37
30
🏙️ Population
49.1M
13.2M

The average cost of living in Colombia ($735) is 12% more expensive than in Rwanda ($657). Colombia ranked 127th vs 143rd for Rwanda 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 0.4 months in Rwanda. Ranked 132nd and 144th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Colombia vs Rwanda

We calculate prices for Colombia and Rwanda as a population-weighted mean of 50 and 8 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 Rwanda
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.1
$3.19
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.7
$28.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.86
$6.31
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.24
$0.79
 Cappuccino
$1.77
$2.15
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.81
$0.73
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$300
$402
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$210
$224
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$557
$748
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$391
$399
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.1
$23.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$83.2
$36.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$23.9
$28.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
13.76%
17.4%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1286
$4679
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1212
$11710
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.69
$0.56
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$33.5
$20.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.4
$11.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.94
$1.25
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.14
$0.8
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$0.95
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
$1.28
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.25
$1.55
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.2
$4.97
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.18
$5.54
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.78
$3.64
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.43
$3.56
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
$1.16
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$2
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$1.03
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$0.49
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.13
$0.59
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.51
$0.49
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.6
$1.66
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.2
$8.64
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.98
$0.8
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.27
$1.87
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.68
$5.04
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.65
$3
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.04
$0.74
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.39
$1.03
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$23.1
$30.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.24
$3.14
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$17
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.73
$1.94
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.7
$22.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$86.1
$36.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$211
$121
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5612
$6406

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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 Rwanda

City Cost of living Population
Kigali
$685
1.16M
Gisenyi
$579
137K
Ruhengeri
$582
59.3K
Butare
$462
50.2K
Byumba
$609
34.5K
Cyangugu
$560
27.4K
Nyanza
$547
25.4K
Kibuye
$574
12.3K