Dec 13

Question of the day: What can you buy with $1,000 Colombian Pesos?

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.

If you can get all this for $1,000, just imagine what this much can get you! (Photo courtesy of Brent Hellickson http://www.flickr.com/photos/bmh4you/54927441/)
If you can get all this for $1,000, just imagine what this much can get you! (Photo courtesy of Brent Hellickson http://www.flickr.com/photos/bmh4you/54927441/)

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?

@jeisonamaya (Twitter)
You could buy a bonbonbum

@jlpastor (Twitter)
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!

@valentinaalvi (Twitter)
2 Malboro Lights and 2 Halls sweets

Sandrine Swolfs (Facebook)
A chocolate Jet

HotelsInColombia (Facebook)
Trocipollos!!!

Xocolata Caldes (Facebook)
Fizzy apple juice… A bar of Milo…

@PaulBFowler (Twitter)
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 😉

@JGGarciaMora (Twitter)
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.

I’m going to buy me $1,000 worth of treats!

Paul

4 thoughts on “Question of the day: What can you buy with $1,000 Colombian Pesos?

  1. Margarita B on

    How about a post on advice for what banks to use? 🙂 For those of us moving there with student loans back in the states, this info would be super helpful! 🙂 Thanks!

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      Paul on

      Already got you covered ,) https://seecolombia.travel/blog/2011/09/problem-with-credit-cards-in-colombia-a-guide-to-using-credit-cards-abroad-here-in-colombia/

      As for student loans in the States, you’d be better off consulting the student loan company to find out their requirements.

      Anyway, for a Colombian bank I recommend Helm or Davivienda to open an account.

      Hope this is helpful!

      Reply
  2. Dieter Mahlein on

    You can buy a bag of freshly cooked potato chips or platano chips on the street. Yum!
    Oh, and it’s $1000COP, not COL… : )

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  3. Indianviajador on

    A bowl of delicious and healthy fruits from the street vendors

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