Colombia vs Syria - Cost of Living Comparison

Colombia Syria
🚶 Cost of living one person
$548
$503
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1340
$1227
🏠 One person rent
$239
$196
🏘️ Family rent
$409
$312
🍽️ Food expenses
$177
$175
🚐 Transport expenses
$78
$56.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$312
$58.8
💸 GDP per capita
$5335
$1334
😃 Human freedom index
7.01
3.66
❤️ Life expectancy
77.5
73.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
39
13
🌐 English speaking %
4.2%
4%
🎓 Higher education
78
40
😀 Quality of life
50
23
🏙️ Population
49.1M
18.5M

The average cost of living in Colombia ($548) is 9% more expensive than in Syria ($503). Colombia ranked 158th vs 178th for Syria 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 0.1 months in Syria. Ranked 91st and 179th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Colombia vs Syria

We calculate prices for Colombia and Syria 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 Syria
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.41
$3.43
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$14.1
$16.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.78
$3.62
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.05
$1.31
 Cappuccino
$1.45
$0.81
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.61
$0.61
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$242
$158
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$167
$105
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$441
$304
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$304
$191
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.2
$33.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.3
$51.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.2
$47.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.56%
12.04%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1510
$1228
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$896
$602
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.57
$0.11
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.9
$11.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$10.1
$8.84
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.6
$1.05
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.81
$0.86
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.74
$0.71
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$1.29
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.65
$1.74
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.68
$3.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.49
$4.23
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.85
$9.09
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.73
$0.79
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
$1.94
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$0.44
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
$0.69
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.71
$0.54
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$0.38
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$0.43
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.13
$2.18
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.2
$3.31
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.76
$0.8
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.73
$2.22
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.21
$1.98
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.47
$4.41
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.51
$2.44
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.19
$3.01
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$19.6
$14.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.11
$3.22
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.1
$19.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.26
$14.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$40.9
$23.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$60.1
$118
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$155
$92.4
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3736
$2505

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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 Syria

City Cost of living Population
Aleppo
$445
1.92M
Damascus
$647
1.75M
Homs
$467
775K
Latakia
$395
700K
Hama
$481
697K
Raqqa
$520
300K
Deir ez-Zor
$470
272K
Al-Hasakah
$463
188K
Qamishli
$460
184K
Idlib
$467
165K