What Is The Cost Of Living In Bogota?

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  1. Rico says:

    Hey guys – I am retired Military and looking to travel around Colombia for about 6 months. This the the home of my family and I would like to get to know the culture and family which I haven’t seen in 25 years. Where would be the best place to look for a place to stay and would $2,800 be enough to live and travel the country side staying at various places during the week?

  2. Erica says:

    Great Article! I wonder if this is the same for Chia? Also Uber from Chia to La Candelaria amounts would be helpful. Thank you

    • bogotastic says:

      Hi Erica, Chia and La Candelaria are on totally different ends of the city. Uber would cost a fortune. Maybe $70,000-$100,000 COP?

  3. Great information! I am soon going on my big trip around South America and I am planning to spend one year doing this. My plan is to stay in Bogota for two-three months and I definitely need information. Thanks for sharing! Great post!

  4. Lian says:

    Hi, i got a job offer for 1000$ USD monthly and im moving with my wife to bogota. She doesnt have a job yet and we aim to live in a estrato 4 and being able to save a little money each month… is that possible? i think she will be able to find a job that pays 1.400.000 COP /month. Will 1000$ USD will be enough to cover all our expenses and live confortably?? i asked around and ppl told me that im gonna need 700.000 COP at least to buy groceries… thats a lot different from what you say on your post.

    Thanks for all the info

    • bogotastic says:

      Hi Lian, as explained I live in Estrato 4 and this is how much we spend. But we are also very careful with our expenses and it doesn’t include any traveling. Anything else but be straight out of your savings which we do tap a lot into.

      • Lian says:

        Thank you very much for your info. I have seen apartments for 900.000 COP only… guess we will try to reduce our expenses. Do you think that we will have to spend a lot to buy furniture for our apartment? We are going to need at least a bed and a refrigerator… im kinda worried… for some reason 1000$ doesnt sound like a lot to me….

      • bogotastic says:

        Try websites such as OLX and mercadolibre for used furniture!

  5. H. Catkins says:

    I work part-time here and earn what would be a comfortable salary for one person in the US (roughly $60,000 per year). Instead of living the high life, though, I prefer to save. I also pay a higher percentage of the rent than my partner, as it wouldn’t really be fair to split it 50-50 when I earn double what he does.

    I live rather simply but certainly not frugally. My rent is 1.500.000 for 2 bedrooms (I’m also in estrato 4) and I eat out about 1-2 times a week. Restaurant bills are usually 60-70.000 for the two of us (pizza delivery is around 25-30.000). I work from home and take a taxi maybe once or twice a week, and the same with the bus. My lifestyle features a good deal of walking, which I love that I can do. I think most of your numbers were pretty accurate (groceries seemed a little high), and I’m definitely on the lower side of everything.

    The question is, what percentage of expats here are earning in dollars? I always wonder.

    • bogotastic says:

      Wow! I would love to work in your domain! I am also a frugal person and stand on the low end of the monthly expenses I listed. I don’t know exactly the percentage of expats earning in dollars but most 30+ that move here with their families are earning in a foreign currency. Younger expats that come here to discover instead of moving here for work are most likely earning in pesos.

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