Bogota

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
49/265
Details
Large apartment$687.20
Medium apartment$556.74
Rent index [score]0.90
Small apartment$426.29

Cost of Living

9
33/263
Details
5km taxi ride$5.40
A Cappuccino$1.50
A beer$0.90
A kilogram of Apples$1.80
Bread$0.33
Inflation [score]0.87
Lunch$4.30
Monthly fitness club membership$47.00
Monthly public transport$30.00
Movie ticket$4.30
Price of a meal at a restaurant$28.76

Startups

5
92/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups7
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.36
Coworking spaces [score]0.41
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co8
Meetups [score]0.64
Meetups groups167
Meetups members88263
Number of investors26
Number of startup events in the last 12 months87
Number of upcoming meetup events44
Startup climate scene [score]0.46
Startup events10
Startup events9
Startup events [score]0.36
Startups [score]0.69
Total number of startups146

Venture Capital

4
114/228
Details
Funding accelerator namesWayra CO
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.38

Travel Connectivity

2
184/265
Details
Airport hub76
Airport hub [score]0.38

Commute

5
123/261
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Colombia/Bogotá
Traffic handling [score]0.53

Business Freedom

6
181/263
Details
Business freedom78.20
Business freedom [score]0.73
Freedom from corruption37.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.27
Lack of labor restrictions77.60
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.76
Time to open a business9.00
Time to open a business [score]0.91

Safety

6
195/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.29
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year26
Guns per 100 residents6
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.29
Lack of guns [score]0.97
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.63

Healthcare

6
175/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.79
Healthcare quality [score]0.62
Life expectancy (years)74.75
Life expectancy [score]0.49

Education

2
206/239
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of the Andes
Best university ranking550
Country mean scores in PISA math test375.12
Country mean scores in PISA reading test403.40
Country mean scores in PISA science test398.68
PISA math ranking (high school)49
PISA ranking48
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.21
PISA reading (high school)40
PISA science (high school)46
Percent of happy students0.80
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.74
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.51
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.56
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.00
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.00
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.00
University quality [score]0.10

Environmental Quality

4
205/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.20
Cleanliness [score]0.33
Drinking water quality [score]0.66
Urban greenery [score]0.43

Economy

5
168/262
Details
Currency for urban areaCOP
GDP growth rate0.05
GDP growth rate [score]0.69
GDP per capita$13430.45
GDP per capita [score]0.23

Taxation

2
259/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.10
Income tax level [score]0.29
Profit tax (% of profit)0.70
Time overhead to file company taxes239
VAT (Sales Tax)0.16

Internet Access

3
210/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)18.67
Internet access (download) [score]0.51
Internet access (upload) [score]0.16
Upload speed (Mbps)3.65

Leisure & Culture

7
99/264
Details
Art galleries69
Art galleries [score]0.56
Cinemas72
Cinemas [score]0.80
Comedy clubs28
Comedy clubs [score]0.92
Concert venues54
Concerts [score]0.64
Historical sites71
Historical sites [score]0.66
Museums58
Museums [score]0.71
Performing art venues57
Performing arts [score]0.74
Sport venues77
Sports [score]0.77
Zoos14
Zoos [score]0.66

Tolerance

8
60/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index90.09
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.92
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✔ Legal
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ Banned
LGBT discrimination legality✔ Illegal
LGBT employment discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.73

Outdoors

7
9/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.99
Median peak in meters3451.50
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)2613.00
Water access [score]0.47
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Bogotá are in the least expensive 20 percent of all 263 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly lower compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Bogotá will very likely decrease your daily costs of living. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$448$666
$557
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$47
Movie ticket$4
Broadband internet connection$29
Monthly public transport$30
Lunch$4
-62%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$24,460
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

5.90
Guns per 100 people
25.94
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Bogota in position 238 of 265 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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People in Bogota

Population of Bogota

7,674,366
973 /km²
131/264
Density (people per unit of area)
7%
Growth in 2015-2020
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Demographics of Colombia

Median age
30
Elderly people
7%
Life expectancy at birth
76
GDP per capita (in USD)
$13,430
220/262
Unemployment
9%
190/263

Languages

English proficiency score
48
210/228
Common spoken languages
Spanish

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Marketing Manager
7.26%
Founder
7.26%
Web Designer
4.47%
Software Engineer
3.91%
Content Marketing
3.35%
Web Developer
3.35%
Administrative Assistant
2.79%
Other
67.60%

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Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.5

Climate type

Marine West Coast

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Bogota

Bogotá (/ˈbɡəˌtɑː/, /ˌbɒɡəˈtɑː/, /ˌbɡəˈtɑː/; Spanish pronunciation: [boɣoˈta]), officially Bogotá, Distrito Capital, abbreviated Bogotá, D.C. (during the time of Spanish rule, and also from 1991 to 2000, called Santa Fé de Bogotá) is the capital and largest city of Colombia administered as the Capital District, although often thought of as part of Cundinamarca. Bogotá is a territorial entity of the first order, with the same administrative status as the departments of Colombia. It is the political, economic, administrative, industrial, artistic, cultural, and sports center of the country.

The city is located in the centre of Colombia, on a high plateau known as the Bogotá savanna, part of the Altiplano Cundiboyacense located in the Eastern Cordillera of the Andes. It is the third-highest capital in South America (after Quito and Sucre), at an average of 2,640 metres (8,660 ft) above sea level. Subdivided into 20 localities, Bogotá has an area of 1,587 square kilometres (613 square miles) and a relatively fresh climate that is constant over the year.

Bogotá was founded as the capital of the New Kingdom of Granada on August 6, 1538, by Spanish conquistador Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada after a harsh expedition into the Andes conquering the Muisca. The Muisca were the indigenous inhabitants of the region and called the settlement where Bogotá was founded Bacatá. After the Battle of Boyacá on August 7, 1819, Bogotá became the capital of the independent nation of Gran Colombia. Since the Viceroyalty of New Granada's independence from the Spanish Empire and during the formation of the present Colombia, Bogotá remained the capital of this territory.

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