Colombia vs Uruguay - Cost of Living Comparison

Colombia Uruguay
🚶 Cost of living one person
$548
$1090
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1340
$2606
🏠 One person rent
$239
$479
🏘️ Family rent
$409
$792
🍽️ Food expenses
$177
$400
🚐 Transport expenses
$78
$103
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$312
$670
💸 GDP per capita
$5335
$15438
😃 Human freedom index
7.01
8.36
❤️ Life expectancy
77.5
78.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
39
73
🌐 English speaking %
4.2%
24%
🎓 Higher education
78
65
😀 Quality of life
50
63
🏙️ Population
49.1M
3.46M

The average cost of living in Colombia ($548) is 50% less expensive than in Uruguay ($1090). Colombia ranked 158th vs 50th for Uruguay 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 0.6 months in Uruguay. Ranked 91st and 52nd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Colombia vs Uruguay

We calculate prices for Colombia and Uruguay as a population-weighted mean of 50 and 15 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 Uruguay
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.41
$11.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$14.1
$35.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.78
$9.3
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.05
$3.39
 Cappuccino
$1.45
$3.57
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.61
$1.78
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$242
$457
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$167
$350
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$441
$757
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$304
$621
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.2
$69.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.3
$106
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.2
$38.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.56%
9.95%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1510
$2931
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$896
$1973
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.57
$1.07
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.9
$48.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$10.1
$14.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.6
$1.72
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.81
$0.94
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.74
$1.66
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$1.34
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.65
$3
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.68
$10.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.49
$8.76
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.85
$10.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.73
$1.82
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
$2.2
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.26
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
$2.53
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.71
$1.43
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$1.36
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$0.92
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.13
$2.85
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.2
$6.82
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.76
$1.98
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.73
$4.34
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.21
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.47
$7.63
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.51
$2.01
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.19
$3.28
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$19.6
$40.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.11
$7.93
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.1
$36.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.26
$10
👖 Brand Jeans
$40.9
$81
👟 Brand Sneakers
$60.1
$103
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$155
$290
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3736
$5283

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Cities Comparison in Colombia vs Uruguay

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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 Uruguay

City Cost of living Population
Montevideo
$1244
1.32M
Ciudad de la Costa
$882
112K
Salto
$824
125K
Maldonado
$913
86.8K
Paysandu
$763
76.4K
Rivera
$634
64.5K
Melo
$832
51.8K
Tacuarembo
$633
54.8K
Mercedes
$962
42K
Artigas
$779
40.7K
Minas
$960
38.4K
Durazno
$1057
34.4K
Florida
$876
33.6K
Barros Blancos
$877
31.7K
Punta del Este
$1088
9.28K