Cost of living in Medellín, Colombia

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Latest price update: July 23, 2014.
Daily menu in the business district COL$10,207
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$12,207
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$6,091
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$1,997
12 eggs, large COL$3,515
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$1,526
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$5,010
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$2,815
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes COL$1,794
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,236
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$29,000
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$3,493
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$1,919
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$2,035,370
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$173,304
Internet 8MB (1 month) COL$55,626
40” flat screen TV COL$1,217,110
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt COL$266,273
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$12,777
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$8,000
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$157,925
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) COL$164,509
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) COL$212,857
1 pair of leather business shoes COL$185,455
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$41,454,500
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,333
Monthly ticket public transport COL$95,867
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) COL$29,151
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) COL$11,547
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$13,236
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$9,089
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$12,255
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$4,743
Tube of toothpaste COL$4,091
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$11,125
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$43,636
2 tickets to the movies COL$19,065
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$117,091
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert COL$91,091
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$11,636
Capuccino in expat area of the city COL$4,682
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$5,566
iPod nano 16GB COL$334,273
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$244
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$103,455
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes COL$3,736

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