Cost of living in Medellín, Colombia

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Latest price update: March 04, 2015.
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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district COL$9,802
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$12,676
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$5,775
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,162
12 eggs, large COL$3,861
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$1,935
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$5,747
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$4,323
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$23,423
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$2,195,340
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$177,264
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$120,969
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$2,784
Monthly ticket public transport COL$89,490
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) COL$26,227
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) COL$12,583
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$42,571
2 tickets to the movies COL$21,191
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$110,909
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert COL$79,974
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$11,546
Capuccino in expat area of the city COL$4,178
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$4,484
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$4,672

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