Cost of living in Medellín, Colombia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$12,487
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$13,218
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$6,364
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,010
12 eggs, large COL$4,991
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,030
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$6,572
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$4,985
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$1,847
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$4,668
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$33,124
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$4,041
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$1,908
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,991,670
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area COL$1,354,270
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$188,321
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,493,490
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area COL$747,558
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio COL$93,182
Internet 8MB (1 month) COL$75,647
40” flat screen TV COL$1,051,830
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$187,259
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$13,613
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$5,807
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$149,546
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) COL$95,743
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$184,468
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$197,759
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$50,108,200
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$5,245
Monthly ticket public transport COL$93,461
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$24,122
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$10,532
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$12,019
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) COL$47,471
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$12,605
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$9,366
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$10,151
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$5,373
Tube of toothpaste COL$3,126
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$12,260
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$45,147
2 tickets to the movies COL$19,475
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$94,058
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$86,894
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$12,034
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$3,904
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$4,476
iPod nano 16GB COL$447,212
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$211
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$124,985
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$4,434
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,376 prices entered by 311 different people.
Latest price update: February 13, 2016.

Medellín position in our World Ranking

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227th
out of 241
latin america
36th
out of 37

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