Cost of living in Medellín, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Medellín

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$6,701,564
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$3,045,213
  • Cost of living in Medellín is cheaper than in 81% of cities in Latin America (38 out of 47)
  • Cost of living in Medellín is cheaper than in 90% of cities in the World (255 out of 283)

List of prices in Medellín, Colombia. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$19,084
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) COL$16,540
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$7,040
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,355
12 eggs, large COL$6,112
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,702
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$7,279
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$4,709
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$3,013
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,599
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$42,953
2 liters of coca-cola COL$3,884
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,160
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area COL$2,274,240
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area COL$1,359,920
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$206,525
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area COL$1,560,930
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area COL$949,278
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio COL$168,523
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) COL$78,305
40” flat screen tv COL$1,360,340
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$323,171
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$16,895
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$12,058
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) COL$174,050
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) COL$111,096
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$261,499
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$233,934
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$69,251,900
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$3,124
Monthly ticket public transport COL$136,922
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$29,745
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$15,427
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$11,558
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) COL$75,333
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) COL$16,430
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$11,585
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$14,794
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$4,996
Tube of toothpaste COL$4,058
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$23,460
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$43,979
2 tickets to the movies COL$24,487
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$117,660
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$82,016
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$20,607
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$8,248
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$3,725
Ipad wi-fi 128gb COL$1,761,880
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$197
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$124,163
1 package of marlboro cigarettes COL$7,042
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,119 prices entered by 139 different people.
Latest price update: January 27, 2020

Medellín position in our World Ranking

the world
255th
out of 283
latin america
38th
out of 47
colombia
2nd
out of 5

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

the world
2nd
the world
5th
latin america
1st
latin america
2nd
latin america
3rd
latin america
3rd

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