Rents: City to City Comparison

These are sample rents obtained via real estate search engines. They are random: It’s possible to find apartments at lower or higher rents. We did not find listings within our parameters in all medium sized cities (Ex: Armenia). In all examples, a rental agency is behind the listing and rents aren’t usually negotiable. You should not compare rents here to what someone who is already in a rental unit is paying, as existing tenants rents by law cannot be increased to reflect current market rates.

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And now, our rent comparison…

Last updated: August 11, 2022

We used the following parameters:

  • Type: unfurnished hi rise apartment unit with security and at least a few community shared amenities (ex:
  • Floor space: 65-80 m2
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Parking spaces: 1
  • Estrato: 4 (middle class)

* Asterisk = community fees not included

CitySpaceMonthly Rent
Bogotá (Cedritos)70m21,230,000
Bogotá (Chapinero Alto)72m21,600,000
Bogotá (Salitre)68m22,700,000
Cali (Valle del Lili)70m21,400,000
Cali (El Caney)70m2870,000
Cali (Prados del Norte) 74m21,350,000
Cartagena (Los Alpes)70m21,500,000*
Cartagena (Serena del Mar)76m22,600,000*
Cartagena (Crespo)80m22,500,000*
Barranquilla (San Vicente)65m21,600,000*
Barranquilla (Andalucía)77m22,080,000*
Barranquilla (Villa Carolina)69m21,446,000*
Medellín (Belén)65m21,600,000
Medellín (El Poblado)71m22,650,000
Medellín (Los Colores)65m23,200,000
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