Travel Budget for Cali

Departamento del Valle del Cauca, Colombia

How much does it cost to travel to Cali?

How much money will you need for your trip to Cali? You should plan to spend around CO$58,421 ($16) per day on your vacation in Cali, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, CO$19,207 ($5.28) on meals for one day and CO$11,166 ($3.07) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Cali for a couple is CO$28,238 ($7.77). So, a trip to Cali for two people for one week costs on average CO$817,895 ($225). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    CO$58,421
  • One Week Per person
    CO$408,947
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    CO$817,895
  • One Month Per person
    CO$1,752,631
  • One Week For a couple
    CO$817,895
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    CO$1,635,789
  • One Month For a couple
    CO$3,505,262
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A vacation to Cali for one week usually costs around CO$408,947 for one person. So, a trip to Cali for two people costs around CO$817,895 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs CO$1,635,789 in Cali. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Cali can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.



How expensive is Cali? How much money do I need for Cali?

How much does a trip to Cali cost? Is Cali expensive? The average Cali trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Cali prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Cali
Average Daily Costs

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The average price for one person for accommodation in Cali is CO$14,119. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Cali is CO$28,238.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    CO$14,119
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    CO$28,238

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Food Budget in Cali
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Cali can vary, the average cost of food in Cali is CO$19,207 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Cali should cost around CO$7,683 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Cali is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    CO$19,207


Transportation Budget in Cali
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Cali is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent CO$11,166 per person, per day, on local transportation in Cali.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    CO$11,166

Flights to Cali

How much does it cost to go to Cali? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend SkyScanner or Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.



What did other people spend on Transportation in Cali?

Typical prices for Transportation in Cali are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Cali, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.


  • Short Taxi Ride
    CO$3,900


Entertainment Budget in Cali
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Cali typically cost an average of CO$21,238 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    CO$21,238


Tips and Handouts Budget in Cali
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average price for Tips and Handouts in Cali is CO$2,336 per day. The usual amount for a tip in Cali is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    CO$2,336


Alcohol Budget in Cali
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about CO$11,005 on alcoholic beverages in Cali per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    CO$11,005


Water Budget in Cali
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend CO$4,751 on bottled water in Cali per day. The public water in Cali is not usually considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    CO$4,751


Cali On a Budget
Cali Cali, Colombia
Cali is Colombia's third largest city. Founded in 1536, can be explored on foot: walk under the shade of trees along the riverbank, admire the architecture of churches and other national monuments, and visit the city's many museums. Being the salsa capital of the world, Cali is primarily a destination for salsa and party but it also offers some great days out in the nearby natural surroundings. In Cali, travelers can enjoy music festivals, learn about sugarcane farming, and take in the mountainous landscapes.
Sights
Visit the Cristo Rey, Admittedly, a giant Jesus statue, not as grand as Rio's Christ the Redeemer, but impressive nonetheless. As it is located on top of a hill overlooking the city, the views are fabulous, and a visit can easily be combined with the nearby Andoke butterfly farm. This huge butterfly farm features over 15 elegant technicolored species. Wander around a series of pretty walking trails while knowledgeable guides explain the life cycles of these wonderful creatures. Another rather unusual sight, is the Gato de Tejada, a famous sculpture of a cat found in a park that pays tribute to famous Colombian artist Hernando Tejada. Local artists got together and sculpted another 15 feline statues in his honor after he passed away just a few years following the realization of his sculpture. Set atop a hill to the west of the historical center lies Iglesia de San Antonio, an impressive 18th-century church that contains a number of unique wood-carved religious artifacts. The church is surrounded by a park in which you will get excellent views of the city. Just down from the church lies Cali's historic center, the funky Barrio San Antonio. Within these charming colonial edifices are trendy cafes, happening bars, and upmarket restaurants, making it a perfect place to eat, drink, and simply discover. You must also stop at Cali's oldest church, the Iglesia de la Merced, a beautiful colonial cathedral on the Plaza Caycedo in the historic district.

Activities
A popular activity in Cali is to visit the Zoologico de Cali, a must for families and wildlife enthusiasts alike. Among the exotic animals on these expansive grounds are tigers, huge iguanas, monkeys, and pink Andean flamingos. Cali also has a few museums worth visiting. The Museo de Arte Colonial, in the monastery adjoining the cathedral, displays mainly colonial religious art. The Museo Arqueologico displays pre-Columbian pottery and artifacts from the various indigenous groups of the area. The Museo de Oro exhibits gold items from the Calima culture and the Museo de Arte Moderno La Tertulia displays modern art, sculpture, and photography. Those keen for a trip out of the city should go for a day tour of San Cipriano. Highlights include a ride on a tiny railway timber cart, a visit to an Afro community, tubing down a tranquil river, and the chance to swim under some cascading waterfalls. Or you can head to the Parque Nacional Farallones de Cali, a mountain park with diverse vegetation and wildlife. You can leave for a day excursions or hike to Reserva Natural Hato Viejo where you will find lodging, food, and guides to the park. You should definitely check out the archaeological sites of pre-Columbian civilizations at Parque Arqueologico De Tierradentro and Parque Arqueologico De San Augustin. Both are considered sacred sites and feature ancient monuments, statuary, tombs and burial mounds. Finally, your trip to Cali would not be complete without experiencing the city's most famous activity, salsa. Those who don't like to dance can watch a live performance, though the real action takes place within the city's steamy clubs.
Food and Dining
The cuisine of Valle del Cauca is delicious and varied. In Cali and around the department of Valle del Cauca, traditional dishes include chicken soup, arroz atollado, and tortilla soup. Pandebono, pandeyuca, and a wide variety of sweets are a specialty of Valle del Cauca cooking. Other highlights include chicken soup cooked over a wood fire and lulada, a drink made from pineapples and lulos. You will find good restaurants in the city that serve traditional food as well as high quality international dishes.

Transportation
You can reach Cali by bus from a few regional, national and domestic destinations. Expreso Bolivariano leaves Terminal de Transportes in Bogota regularly throughout the day and night with journeys taking between 10 and 12 hours to reach Cali. Tickets are priced between USD$20 and USD$25 depending on seat option, availability and time of departure. We recommend that you only travel with certified transport companies, such as Expreso Palmira, Bolivariano or Expreso Brasilia. These companies will bring you and your luggages safely and comfortably to your destination. You may bargain with other companies, but the trip may be very uncomfortable. Cali's International Airport Alfonso Bonilla Aragon is located 20 km northeast of the city and can be reached by bus or taxi. There are flights to and from Medellin, Bogota, Barranquilla, Santa Marta, Bucaramanga, San Andres, Pasto, Cartagena and some international destinations as well.
1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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Travel Tips

Soccor Games

By backpackguru in Entertainment
When you're in Colombia, it's definitely worth seeing a soccor, or football match. It's a must do in the part of the world. In Cali, the Estadio Olimipico Pascual Guerrero is the place to see local teams play. Most matches take place on Sundays. The playoffs take place between May and June and then again between November and December. It's suggested that tourists sit on the west side of the stadium and you should not sit on the south side of the stadium because this is where the popular barras for both teams are located.

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