Cost of living in Medellín, Colombia

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$11,777
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$12,700
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$6,890
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,053
12 eggs, large COL$4,248
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,067
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$6,277
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$5,304
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,514
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$4,499
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$32,545
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$4,424
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$1,889
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,921,230
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area COL$1,309,770
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$199,188
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,632,550
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area COL$814,014
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio COL$86,385
Internet 8MB (1 month) COL$84,945
40” flat screen TV COL$1,173,180
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$191,900
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$14,651
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$5,590
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$164,273
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) COL$98,389
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$218,009
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$202,946
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$56,365,200
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$3,002
Monthly ticket public transport COL$110,460
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$20,619
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$11,735
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$11,432
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) COL$52,701
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$12,605
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$9,485
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$10,475
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$5,232
Tube of toothpaste COL$3,346
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$14,343
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$45,747
2 tickets to the movies COL$20,174
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$96,390
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$86,937
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$11,999
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$4,334
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$4,616
iPod nano 16GB COL$453,316
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$215
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$138,660
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$4,476
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 559 prices entered by 74 different people.
Latest price update: July 30, 2016.

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