Colombia vs Thailand - Cost of Living Comparison

Colombia Thailand
🚶 Cost of living one person
$548
$742
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1340
$2274
🏠 One person rent
$239
$319
🏘️ Family rent
$409
$882
🍽️ Food expenses
$177
$241
🚐 Transport expenses
$78
$100
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$312
$567
💸 GDP per capita
$5335
$7187
😃 Human freedom index
7.01
6.89
❤️ Life expectancy
77.5
77.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
39
35
🌐 English speaking %
4.2%
27.2%
🎓 Higher education
78
77
😀 Quality of life
50
64
🏙️ Population
49.1M
65.9M

The average cost of living in Colombia ($548) is 26% less expensive than in Thailand ($742). Colombia ranked 158th vs 112th for Thailand 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 0.8 months in Thailand. Ranked 91st and 46th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Colombia vs Thailand

We calculate prices for Colombia and Thailand as a population-weighted mean of 50 and 35 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 Thailand
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.41
$2.06
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$14.1
$24.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.78
$5.44
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.05
$2.24
 Cappuccino
$1.45
$1.98
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.61
$0.51
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$242
$427
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$167
$217
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$441
$1352
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$304
$659
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.2
$44.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.3
$68.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.2
$15.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.56%
5.25%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1510
$4115
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$896
$2059
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.57
$1.01
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.9
$31.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$10.1
$8.46
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.6
$1.14
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.81
$1.67
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.74
$1.36
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$1.16
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.65
$2.02
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.68
$15.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.49
$2.73
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.85
$10.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.73
$2.46
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
$1.33
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.7
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
$1.31
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.71
$1.25
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$1.1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$0.32
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.13
$1.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.2
$17.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.76
$1.64
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.73
$3.69
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.21
$3.91
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.47
$3.29
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.51
$1.68
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.19
$1.49
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$19.6
$47.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.11
$5.61
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.1
$28.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.26
$8.42
👖 Brand Jeans
$40.9
$48.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$60.1
$81.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$155
$441
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3736
$13427

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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 Thailand

City Cost of living Population
Bangkok
$848
5.7M
Nonthaburi
$582
256K
Hat Yai
$548
159K
Pak Kret
$532
185K
Nakhon Ratchasima
$580
134K
Chaophraya Surasak
$537
133K
Surat Thani
$477
131K
Klaeng
$549
130K
Nakhon Si Thammarat
$496
106K
Chiang Mai
$539
127K
Khon Kaen
$577
116K
Nakhon Sawan
$479
86.4K
Rangsit
$485
79.3K
Udon Thani
$468
130K
Pattaya
$584
116K
Laem Chabang
$534
77.8K
Pu Chao Saming Phrai
$535
76.7K
Ubon Ratchathani
$457
79K
Lat Luang
$535
73.9K
Tha Khlong
$536
72.8K
Phuket
$637
77.6K
Nong Prue
$535
70.6K
Ko Samui
$536
69K
Nakhon Pathom
$401
78.8K
Hua Hin
$625
59.4K
Phitsanulok
$420
70.9K
Krabi
$543
30.5K
Chiang Rai
$498
70.6K
Ko Lanta
$536
33.4K
Ao Nang
$661
12.9K