Currency

Colombian peso (COP$)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than COP$100,000

  • Dorm bed: COP$25,000–40,000
  • Menú del día: COP$8000–12,000
  • Pint of craft beer: COP$12,000
  • Public transport: COP$13,200

Midrange: COP$100,000–300,000

  • Double room in a midrange hotel: COP$150,000–200,000
  • Lunch and dinner in a local restaurant: COP$30,000–50,000
  • Museum admission: COP$4000–12,000
  • Taxi trip across town: COP$10,000–15,000

Top end: More than COP$300,000

  • Double room in a top-end hotel: COP$250,000–1,000,000
  • Tasting menu in a top-end restaurant: COP$200,000
  • Private city tour: COP$170,000
  • Domestic flight Bogotá–Cartagena: COP$66,000–150,000

Bargaining

Bargaining is limited to informal trade and services, such as markets and street stalls.

In areas where taxis are not metered there is generally an official list of prices although some haggling may be possible.

Money

There are two exchange houses in the Emerald Trade Center, but it's best to use one of the plentiful ATMs.

Banco de Bogotá

Bancolombia

Western Union