Cost of living in Medellín, Colombia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$13,383
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$15,202
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$8,297
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,362
12 eggs, large COL$5,386
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$3,466
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$6,866
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$4,211
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,440
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$3,048
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$32,320
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$4,156
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,462
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$2,502,050
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area COL$1,446,160
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$473,762
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,898,940
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area COL$899,430
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio COL$400,367
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) COL$76,375
40” flat screen TV COL$1,271,600
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$326,985
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$26,799
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$6,712
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$200,066
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) COL$141,139
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$252,380
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$238,833
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$63,084,700
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,566
Monthly ticket public transport COL$106,987
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$13,430
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$13,449
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$11,600
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) COL$90,737
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$14,882
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$12,716
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$11,659
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$7,249
Tube of toothpaste COL$4,220
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$15,287
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$46,300
2 tickets to the movies COL$24,819
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$98,282
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$82,957
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$13,820
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$5,379
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$5,756
iPod nano 16GB COL$546,132
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$269
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$113,769
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$4,015
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 951 prices entered by 135 different people.
Latest price update: June 28, 2017.

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