Colombia vs Spain - Cost of Living Comparison

Colombia Spain
🚶 Cost of living one person
$548
$1141
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1340
$2609
🏠 One person rent
$239
$613
🏘️ Family rent
$409
$972
🍽️ Food expenses
$177
$329
🚐 Transport expenses
$78
$88.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$312
$1701
💸 GDP per capita
$5335
$27056
😃 Human freedom index
7.01
8.56
❤️ Life expectancy
77.5
82.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
39
61
🌐 English speaking %
4.2%
22%
🎓 Higher education
78
90
😀 Quality of life
50
73
🏙️ Population
49.1M
46.7M

The average cost of living in Colombia ($548) is 52% less expensive than in Spain ($1141). Colombia ranked 158th vs 46th for Spain 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 1.5 months in Spain. Ranked 91st and 27th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Colombia vs Spain

We calculate prices for Colombia and Spain as a population-weighted mean of 50 and 153 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 Spain
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.41
$11.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$14.1
$40.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.78
$7.85
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.05
$3.03
 Cappuccino
$1.45
$2.08
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.61
$1.85
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$242
$620
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$167
$470
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$441
$1021
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$304
$767
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.2
$77.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.3
$119
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.2
$35.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.56%
2.28%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1510
$3348
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$896
$2169
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.57
$1.57
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.9
$39.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$10.1
$14.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.6
$1.66
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.81
$0.84
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.74
$0.99
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$1.08
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.65
$2.17
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.68
$11.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.49
$6.56
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.85
$10.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.73
$1.82
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
$1.75
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.48
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
$1.79
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.71
$1.24
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$1.27
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$0.44
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.13
$1.73
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.2
$5.76
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.76
$0.93
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.73
$5.16
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.21
$6.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.47
$2.81
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.51
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.19
$1.79
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$19.6
$38.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.11
$8.07
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.1
$59.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.26
$12.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$40.9
$74
👟 Brand Sneakers
$60.1
$72.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$155
$370
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3736
$7276

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Cities Comparison in Colombia vs Spain

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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 Spain

City Cost of living Population
Madrid
$1445
3.31M
Barcelona
$1487
1.64M
Tenerife
$1133
905K
Zaragoza
$1018
675K
Valencia
$1197
790K
Seville
$996
684K
Malaga
$1115
577K
Palma de Mallorca
$1326
419K
Bilbao
$1338
346K
Murcia
$970
460K
Pamplona
$1207
203K
Gijon
$1150
269K
Alicante
$999
337K
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
$1170
265K
San Sebastian
$1379
188K
Valladolid
$1024
298K
Las Palmas
$1086
379K
Terrassa
$1153
223K
Vigo
$991
294K
Vitoria-Gasteiz
$1278
253K
Granada
$951
232K
Sabadell
$1269
216K
Cordoba
$885
322K
Cartagena
$852
216K
Almeria
$941
201K
Jerez de la Frontera
$848
213K
Badalona
$1399
223K
Oviedo
$978
186K
A Coruna
$1100
245K
Elche
$886
234K