Depending on how you look at it, COP$1,000 can go a very long way… Or barely get you anything at all. As Marina A. Assaedi points out, it won’t get you even a bus ride in Colombia, and, yet, it can buy you 3 cups of coffee if you know where to look.
With this strange fixture of Colombian economics in mind, we thought we’d put it to Twitter and Facebook to find out just what can you buy with $1,000COL?
You could buy a bonbonbum
A carrot, 1 lb of potato, one onion and a small tomato OR 2 chicken wings OR a tinto and a piece of bread
Federico Arciniegas (Facebook)
A delicious Chocoramo!
Eder Carrascal (Facebook)
You can have lunch for $1,000!
2 Malboro Lights and 2 Halls sweets
Sandrine Swolfs (Facebook)
A chocolate Jet
Fizzy apple juice… A bar of Milo…
5 minutes on the phone bought from a woman selling chiglets (or 4 minutes and some chiglets).
Johanna Amaya (Facebook)
Some Chicken SuperRicas with a Ponymalta 😉
Walk in the center and eat hamburgers for – ‘how much?!’ – One thousand! For just $1,000!
Meritxell Cruet Garcia (Facebook)
Eggs, rice, bread and Coca Cola!
Lina Maria Melgarejo Saavedra (Facebook)
A delicious Colombian coffee
Any more suggestions of course leave them in the comments, on our Twitter or on our Facebook.
If you want more information on what you money can get you in Colombia, check out this post here on living costs in Bogota.
Paul is an Englishman with a longstanding love of travel, tea and quality beer. His first trip was to Bosnia & Herzegovina and it was there, wading in some waterfalls near Mostar with just a litre of cheap beer and some bread in his belly, that he was bitten by the travel bug. After many more trips and a spell working in London, Paul relocated to Buenos Aires for some months before moving to Colombia. He's been here, knocking back 'guaro', for about 2 years now. More posts from Paul Fowler