Colombia vs South Korea - Cost of Living Comparison

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Colombia South Korea
🚶 Cost of living one person
$735
$1140
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1828
$3169
🏠 One person rent
$306
$473
🏘️ Family rent
$531
$1118
🍽️ Food expenses
$253
$470
🚐 Transport expenses
$101
$102
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$378
$2410
💸 GDP per capita
$6624
$32423
😃 Human freedom index
6.54
8.12
❤️ Life expectancy
72.8
83.5
👮 Corruption perceptions index
40
63
🌐 English speaking %
4.2%
20%
🎓 Higher education
77
88
😀 Quality of life
37
87
🏙️ Population
49.1M
51.5M

The average cost of living in Colombia ($735) is 36% less expensive than in South Korea ($1140). Colombia ranked 127th vs 60th for South Korea 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 2.1 months in South Korea. Ranked 132nd and 20th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Colombia vs South Korea

We calculate prices for Colombia and South Korea as a population-weighted mean of 50 and 87 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 South Korea
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.1
$6.57
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.7
$37.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.86
$5.68
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.24
$3.36
 Cappuccino
$1.77
$3.7
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.81
$1.52
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$300
$466
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$210
$324
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$557
$1278
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$391
$860
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.1
$99.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$83.2
$153
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$23.9
$21.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
13.76%
4.52%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1286
$10161
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1212
$6982
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.69
$1.06
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$33.5
$46.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.4
$9.25
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.94
$1.24
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.14
$2.09
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$2.81
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
$3.13
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.25
$3.29
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.2
$12.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.18
$8.87
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.78
$33.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.43
$6.21
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
$3.44
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$5.67
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$5.35
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$3.83
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.13
$2.95
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.51
$0.71
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.6
$2.53
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.2
$16.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.98
$2.2
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.27
$3.34
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.68
$4.86
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.65
$5.3
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.04
$2.37
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.39
$2.13
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$23.1
$51.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.24
$10.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$28
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.73
$8.02
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.7
$62.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$86.1
$81.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$211
$359
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5612
$18547

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Cities Comparison in Colombia vs South Korea

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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 South Korea

City Cost of living Population
Seoul
$1451
9.67M
Busan
$1031
3.45M
Incheon
$1052
2.94M
Daegu
$1108
2.44M
Daejeon
$952
1.48M
Gwangju
$1150
1.49M
Suwon
$984
1.23M
Ulsan
$1151
1.15M
Seongnam
$1122
949K
Changwon
$1112
1.05M
Cheongju
$985
849K
Yongin
$1255
971K
Jeju Island
$1068
678K
Goyang
$1166
1.06M
Hwaseong
$1110
904K
Namyangju
$1127
713K
Bucheon
$1151
793K
Jeju
$1014
435K
Gimhae
$931
534K
Cheonan
$997
652K
Ansan
$1132
653K
Siheung
$1088
425K
Uijeongbu
$992
463K
Gunsan
$1024
275K
Anyang
$1101
548K
Pohang
$1047
504K
Jeonju
$823
653K
Pyeongtaek
$1058
458K
Masan
$1029
430K
Paju
$1088
415K