Colombia vs Venezuela - Cost of Living Comparison

Colombia Venezuela
🚶 Cost of living one person
$548
$762
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1340
$1943
🏠 One person rent
$239
$251
🏘️ Family rent
$409
$403
🍽️ Food expenses
$177
$324
🚐 Transport expenses
$78
$104
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$312
$189
💸 GDP per capita
$5335
$16056
😃 Human freedom index
7.01
4.03
❤️ Life expectancy
77.5
72.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
39
14
🌐 English speaking %
4.2%
1%
🎓 Higher education
78
66
😀 Quality of life
50
19
🏙️ Population
49.1M
28.5M

The average cost of living in Colombia ($548) is 28% less expensive than in Venezuela ($762). Colombia ranked 158th vs 107th for Venezuela 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 0.2 months in Venezuela. Ranked 91st and 186th best countries to live in the world.

Salary adjustment calculator
the estimated difference in money purchasing power

Cost of living in Colombia vs Venezuela infographic

Share this infographic!

Prices in Colombia vs Venezuela

We calculate prices for Colombia and Venezuela as a population-weighted mean of 50 and 77 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 Venezuela
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.41
$10.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$14.1
$33.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.78
$9.01
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.05
$1.64
 Cappuccino
$1.45
$2.24
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.61
$1.11
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$242
$210
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$167
$187
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$441
$482
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$304
$297
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.2
$17.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.3
$26.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.2
$42.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.56%
27.31%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1510
$759
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$896
$587
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.57
$0.69
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.9
$36.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$10.1
$24.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.6
$0.72
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.81
$1.82
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.74
$1.73
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$1.09
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.65
$2.11
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.68
$4.26
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.49
$4.99
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.85
$4.99
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.73
$4.71
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
$0.8
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.08
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
$1.37
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.71
$1.51
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$1.68
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$0.72
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.13
$2.36
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.2
$8.81
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.76
$1.42
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.73
$3.34
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.21
$4.75
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.47
$5.19
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.51
$2.09
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.19
$1.76
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$19.6
$35.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.11
$5.21
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.1
$38.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.26
$10.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$40.9
$44.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$60.1
$70.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$155
$62.6
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3736
$11486

Hotels map

Cities Comparison in Colombia vs Venezuela

More countries to compare

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 Venezuela

City Cost of living Population
Caracas
$916
1.94M
Valencia
$869
1.48M
Barquisimeto
$798
1.06M
Barinas
$791
874K
Maracaibo
$758
1.55M
Ciudad Guayana
$846
751K
Maturin
$980
514K
Catia La Mar
$774
662K
Ciudad Bolivar
$865
568K
Maracay
$557
407K
Santa Teresa del Tuy
$756
525K
Barcelona
$701
448K
Cumana
$707
375K
Cabimas
$942
352K
Puerto la Cruz
$749
306K
Punto Fijo
$612
288K
Coro
$699
284K
San Cristobal
$691
286K
Turmero
$614
255K
Los Teques
$771
251K
Valera
$709
250K
San Felipe
$704
221K
La Victoria
$702
214K
Cua
$702
215K
El Tigre
$702
214K
Puerto Cabello
$670
209K
Guarenas
$762
209K
La Guaira
$700
204K
Merida
$551
200K
Tocuyito
$698
197K