Cost of living in Medellín, Colombia

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district COL$10,149
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$12,726
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$5,715
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,175
12 eggs, large COL$4,013
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$1,764
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$5,747
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$4,715
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes COL$1,396
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,139
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$24,742
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$3,467
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$1,785
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$2,239,920
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$172,381
Internet 8MB (1 month) COL$62,349
40” flat screen TV COL$1,098,960
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt COL$191,730
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$13,671
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$5,916
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$161,668
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) COL$117,704
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) COL$191,887
1 pair of leather business shoes COL$176,271
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$45,410,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,750
Monthly ticket public transport COL$91,667
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) COL$26,585
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) COL$11,363
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$12,009
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$8,719
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$10,560
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$4,419
Tube of toothpaste COL$3,475
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$11,053
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$44,555
2 tickets to the movies COL$21,191
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$110,909
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert COL$79,974
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$11,546
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$4,178
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$4,479
iPod nano 16GB COL$372,182
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$200
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$107,998
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$4,604
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,956 prices entered by 258 different people.
Latest price update: April 19, 2015.

Medellín position in our World Ranking

the world
169th
out of 197
latin america
25th
out of 25

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