Cost of living in Medellín, Colombia

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district COL$11,027
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$11,787
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$5,715
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,133
12 eggs, large COL$4,184
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$1,764
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$6,251
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$4,715
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes COL$1,604
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,383
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$25,444
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$3,706
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$1,940
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$2,268,450
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$175,586
Internet 8MB (1 month) COL$70,991
40” flat screen TV COL$1,073,710
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt COL$191,730
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$17,161
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$5,507
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$147,148
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) COL$107,870
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) COL$172,656
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$3,392
Monthly ticket public transport COL$92,218
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) COL$26,638
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) COL$10,141
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$12,156
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$9,109
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$10,143
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$4,838
Tube of toothpaste COL$2,906
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$12,050
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$43,702
2 tickets to the movies COL$19,802
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$103,843
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert COL$84,278
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$11,579
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$4,005
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$4,888
iPod nano 16GB COL$395,011
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$4,219
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,063 prices entered by 276 different people.
Latest price update: August 29, 2015.

Medellín position in our World Ranking

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188th
out of 193
latin america
25th
out of 25

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