Currency

Colombian peso (COP$)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than COP$100,000

  • Dorm bed: COP$25,000–50,000
  • Comida corriente (set meal): COP$8000–15,000
  • Crosstown bus ride: COP$1000

Midrange: COP$100,000–250,000

  • Double room in midrange hotel: COP$80,000–120,000
  • Main dish in decent local restaurant: COP$20,000–30,000
  • Museum entry: COP$5000–15,000
  • Short taxi ride: COP$10,000–15,000

Top end: More than COP$250,000

  • Double room in a top-end hotel: from COP$160,000
  • Multicourse meal with wine: from COP$60,000
  • Paragliding outing: COP$120,000

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

Most of the major banks have offices around Plaza Caycedo in the center and on Av Sexta (Av 6N). Avoid banks in the center once crowds dissipate.

Banco de Bogotá ATM in the north of the city.

Banco de Bogotá ATM in the center.

Banco de Occidente ATM close to San Antonio.

Bancolombia ATM in the north.