Cost of living in Medellín, Colombia

List of prices in Medellín, Colombia. Current as of Jan 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$13,385
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$16,241
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$8,758
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,299
12 eggs, large COL$4,823
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,923
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$6,310
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$4,261
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,331
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$3,022
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$38,132
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$4,132
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,720
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$2,496,310
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area COL$1,735,280
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$217,986
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,897,910
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area COL$1,106,140
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio COL$112,797
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) COL$69,115
40” flat screen TV COL$1,279,010
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$306,340
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$26,292
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$9,873
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$169,624
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) COL$115,814
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$254,593
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$284,490
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$55,130,200
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,502
Monthly ticket public transport COL$117,684
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$31,514
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$18,744
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$13,061
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) COL$93,731
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$17,413
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$14,121
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$14,035
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$6,383
Tube of toothpaste COL$4,082
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$21,482
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$44,434
2 tickets to the movies COL$21,068
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$161,439
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$96,613
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$16,007
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$6,351
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$5,886
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB COL$1,509,870
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$252
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$93,370
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$5,322
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 923 prices entered by 101 different people.
Latest price update: January 21, 2019.

Medellín position in our World Ranking

the world
281st
out of 329
latin america
39th
out of 47
colombia
2nd
out of 4

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

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