Cost of living in Medellín, Colombia

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,852 prices entered by 248 different people.
Latest price update: January 27, 2015.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district COL$10,103
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$12,109
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$5,549
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,188
12 eggs, large COL$3,889
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$1,803
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$5,325
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$3,889
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes COL$1,410
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,225
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$23,423
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$3,420
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$1,766
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$2,280,190
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$174,165
Internet 8MB (1 month) COL$61,374
40” flat screen TV COL$1,156,020
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt COL$198,174
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$14,460
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$5,218
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$160,523
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) COL$120,969
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) COL$198,253
1 pair of leather business shoes COL$184,795
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$44,554,200
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,820
Monthly ticket public transport COL$94,411
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) COL$25,994
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) COL$12,652
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$12,009
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$8,630
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$10,838
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$4,698
Tube of toothpaste COL$3,909
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$11,306
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$42,118
2 tickets to the movies COL$20,813
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$110,909
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert COL$81,085
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$352,273
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$200
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$101,078
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes COL$4,535

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