Cost of Living Comparison

COP
COMPARED TO
ZAR

Colombia is 30% cheaper than South Africa.

In South Africa compared to Colombia, you:

pay 72% more for restaurants

Cost Colombia help_outline South Africa help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $2.86
($8.698,08)
$9.31
(R 123.04)
+226.0%
Fast food combo meal
(McDonalds, or similar)
$4.81
($14.644,27)
$4.34
(R 57.31)
-9.8%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.64
($1.937,60)
$0.94
(R 12.38)
+47.3%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $0.62
($1.880,50)
$0.76
(R 10.03)
+22.9%

Colombia vs. South Africa - Cost of restaurants

pay 48.7% more for groceries

Cost Colombia help_outline South Africa help_outline  
Bread
(1 loaf)
$0.98
($2.998,08)
$0.98
(R 13.01)
-0.0%
Local cheese (8 oz) $1.50
($4.580,71)
$3.63
(R 48.02)
+141.6%
Milk (1 gallon) $3.17
($9.652,72)
$4.08
(R 53.95)
+28.8%
Eggs
(1 dozen)
$1.49
($4.540,00)
$1.98
(R 26.11)
+32.5%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $1.83
($5.580,26)
$2.37
(R 31.29)
+29.2%
Apples (1 lb) $0.72
($2.181,93)
$0.73
(R 9.69)
+2.3%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.33
($1.009,11)
$0.63
(R 8.34)
+90.6%
Oranges (1 lb) $0.42
($1.264,46)
$0.77
(R 10.17)
+85.3%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $0.40
($1.217,86)
$0.64
(R 8.48)
+60.6%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.33
($1.016,51)
$0.64
(R 8.46)
+91.7%
Onions (1 lb) $0.41
($1.236,93)
$0.58
(R 7.65)
+42.5%

Colombia vs. South Africa - Cost of groceries

pay 40.1% more for transportation

Cost Colombia help_outline South Africa help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $3.58
($10.910,46)
$4.06
(R 53.67)
+13.4%
Monthly public transit pass $24.94
($75.950,73)
$50.80
(R 671.18)
+103.7%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $15,025.99
($45.751.145,76)
$21,054.52
(R 278,163.94)
+40.1%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $14.21
($43.280,44)
$7.70
(R 101.67)
-45.9%

Colombia vs. South Africa - Cost of transportation

pay 70.9% more for housing

Cost Colombia help_outline South Africa help_outline  
Internet connection
(50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl)
$29.60
($90.127,87)
$65.85
(R 869.92)
+122.4%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $238.42
($725.935,30)
$416.91
(R 5,508.03)
+74.9%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $207.43
($631.579,89)
$349.79
(R 4,621.22)
+68.6%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
(including electric, gas, water, heating)
$50.24
($152.976,88)
$66.06
(R 872.70)
+31.5%

Colombia vs. South Africa - Cost of housing

pay 7% less for childcare

Cost Colombia help_outline South Africa help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $161.65
($492.180,19)
$176.35
(R 2,329.85)
+9.1%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $4,318.89
($13.150.155,61)
$3,992.68
(R 52,749.66)
-7.6%

Colombia vs. South Africa - Cost of childcare

pay 31.9% more for entertainment and sports

Cost Colombia help_outline South Africa help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $0.90
($2.744,39)
$1.96
(R 25.87)
+117.2%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $1.23
($3.756,98)
$1.91
(R 25.22)
+54.7%
Pack of cigarettes
(Marlboro or similar)
$1.58
($4.824,90)
$3.11
(R 41.09)
+96.3%
Monthly membership at local gym $30.95
($94.234,63)
$37.91
(R 500.88)
+22.5%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $3.59
($10.942,76)
$5.60
(R 73.93)
+55.7%

Colombia vs. South Africa - Cost of entertainment and sports

pay 13.4% more for clothing

Cost Colombia help_outline South Africa help_outline  
Regular jeans
(Levi's brand)
$52.94
($161.195,42)
$54.27
(R 716.99)
+2.5%
Regular dress
(from H&M or similar store)
$39.28
($119.595,18)
$36.33
(R 479.98)
-7.5%
Running shoes
(Nike or Adidas)
$78.46
($238.895,77)
$89.56
(R 1,183.20)
+14.1%
Men's business shoes (leather) $66.54
($202.588,07)
$88.74
(R 1,172.42)
+33.4%

Colombia vs. South Africa - Cost of clothing

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