Cost of living in Medellín, Colombia

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Latest price update: April 24, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district COL$10,936
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$11,552
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$7,045
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$1,908
12 eggs, large COL$3,699
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$1,768
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$5,074
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$3,170
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,233
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,051
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$29,898
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$3,490
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,263
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$2,126,920
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$180,303
Internet 8MB (1 month) COL$59,909
40” flat screen TV COL$1,377,270
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt COL$257,182
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$9,545
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$4,933
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$182,727
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) COL$185,455
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) COL$231,818
1 pair of leather business shoes COL$185,909
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$40,363,600
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,347
Monthly ticket public transport COL$88,455
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) COL$28,414
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) COL$9,284
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$13,964
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$8,192
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$12,455
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$4,815
Tube of toothpaste COL$3,786
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$13,250
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$41,818
2 tickets to the movies COL$23,886
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$116,000
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert COL$91,091
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$10,370
Capuccino in expat area of the city COL$4,773
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$5,009
iPod nano 16GB COL$333,455
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$276
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$101,455
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes COL$3,627

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