Cost of living in Medellín, Colombia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$13,955
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$12,849
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$8,761
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,251
12 eggs, large COL$4,812
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,485
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$6,220
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$4,355
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,697
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$3,018
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$31,758
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$4,078
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,268
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$2,277,790
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area COL$1,220,570
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$212,202
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,943,280
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area COL$795,055
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio COL$101,527
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) COL$76,181
40” flat screen TV COL$1,271,400
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$245,184
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$17,977
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$5,892
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$199,384
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) COL$167,095
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$228,233
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$240,747
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$58,625,800
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,599
Monthly ticket public transport COL$110,246
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$19,321
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$10,993
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$11,288
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) COL$62,867
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$10,507
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$10,788
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$10,547
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$5,712
Tube of toothpaste COL$3,928
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$14,025
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$46,493
2 tickets to the movies COL$23,789
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$63,915
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$74,711
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$13,211
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$4,547
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$5,079
iPod nano 16GB COL$509,759
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$233
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$124,922
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$3,893
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 725 prices entered by 106 different people.
Latest price update: January 20, 2017.

Medellín position in our World Ranking

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189th
out of 223
latin america
26th
out of 30

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