Cost of living in Medellín, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Medellín

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$6,900,905
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$3,191,783
  • Cost of living in Medellín is cheaper than in 86% of cities in Latin America (30 out of 35)
  • Cost of living in Medellín is cheaper than in 92% of cities in the World (145 out of 157)
What salary will you need in Medellín?
Find out with your own Salary Calculation.

List of prices in Medellín
Current as of Jan 2022.

Change the currency:
Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$24,884
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) COL$20,571
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$7,760
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,731
12 eggs, large COL$6,092
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,677
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$8,830
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$6,894
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,971
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$3,288
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$37,305
2 liters of coca-cola COL$5,026
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,790
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area COL$2,597,110
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area COL$1,358,200
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$231,281
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area COL$1,473,860
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area COL$852,677
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio COL$127,531
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) COL$66,653
40” flat screen tv COL$1,239,940
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$308,600
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$20,751
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$13,558
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) COL$183,554
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) COL$100,518
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$255,429
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$260,654
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$63,701,200
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,586
Monthly ticket public transport COL$123,007
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$20,158
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$13,883
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$11,276
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) COL$76,279
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) COL$20,526
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$15,089
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$16,809
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$6,098
Tube of toothpaste COL$4,638
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$28,847
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$40,097
2 tickets to the movies COL$25,543
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$91,220
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$83,628
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$22,027
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$8,455
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$3,125
Ipad wi-fi 128gb COL$1,980,370
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$209
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$132,142
1 package of marlboro cigarettes COL$8,041
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 870 prices entered by 141 different people.
Latest price update: January 19, 2022

Medellín position in our World Ranking

the world
145th
out of 157
latin america
30th
out of 35
colombia
2nd
out of 5

Cheapest and most expensive products in Medellín compared to other cities:

the world
2nd
the world
4th
latin america
2nd
latin america
3rd
latin america
3rd
latin america
4th

Do you live in Medellín? We need your help!

What is the price of

Furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area

in Medellín?

COL$

Are you moving to Medellín? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?

Find out what is the real equivalent in Medellín of your current salary and improve your chances of a happy relocation.

Get a Salary Calculation for Medellín

International Cost of Living Index

loading...

Prices recently added

  • Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Ciudad Juárez costs Mex$ 450,000 (7 minutes ago)
  • 1 lb of local cheese in Managua costs 88 C$ (25 minutes ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Barcelona costs €5.00 (26 minutes ago)
  • Ipad wi-fi 128gb in Ufa costs руб 104,999 (about 2 hours ago)
  • 12 doses box of antibiotics in Dubai costs Dirham 44 (about 2 hours ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Boston, Massachusetts costs $16 (about 2 hours ago)

Make a different comparison:

Compare cost of living between cities:
vs