Cost of living in Medellín, Colombia

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,169 prices entered by 198 different people.
Latest price update: April 19, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district COL$10,762
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$11,839
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$6,864
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$1,902
12 eggs, large COL$3,893
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$1,828
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$4,616
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$3,309
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,412
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$1,883
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$33,390
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$3,584
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,319
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,955,060
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$176,267
Internet 8MB (1 month) COL$56,727
40” flat screen TV COL$1,277,270
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt COL$211,727
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$162,051
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) COL$170,000
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) COL$230,909
1 pair of leather business shoes COL$186,154
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$2,932
Monthly ticket public transport COL$88,455
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) COL$28,177
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) COL$9,647
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$5,091
Tube of toothpaste COL$3,786
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$13,143
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$39,659
2 tickets to the movies COL$23,572
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$119,273
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert COL$79,625
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$10,370
Capuccino in expat area of the city COL$4,675
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$4,550
iPod nano 16GB COL$333,455
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$272
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$101,152
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes COL$3,627

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