Cost of living in Medellín, Colombia

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,528 prices entered by 223 different people.
Latest price update: August 30, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district COL$10,447
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$12,473
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$7,091
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$1,991
12 eggs, large COL$3,530
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$1,415
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$4,758
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$2,788
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes COL$1,610
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,135
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$23,281
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$3,460
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$1,924
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$2,161,930
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$182,320
Internet 8MB (1 month) COL$62,717
40” flat screen TV COL$1,235,060
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt COL$300,909
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$13,868
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$7,864
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$167,761
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) COL$147,791
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) COL$215,556
1 pair of leather business shoes COL$205,455
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$40,172,700
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,380
Monthly ticket public transport COL$95,635
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) COL$26,376
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) COL$14,221
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$12,100
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$8,907
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$12,082
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$4,959
Tube of toothpaste COL$4,045
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$12,250
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$45,625
2 tickets to the movies COL$21,029
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$108,636
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert COL$83,273
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$12,364
Capuccino in expat area of the city COL$4,636
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$5,343
iPod nano 16GB COL$317,909
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$229
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$114,182
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes COL$3,645

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