Cost of living in Medellín, Colombia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$12,718
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$13,313
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$7,164
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,113
12 eggs, large COL$4,906
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,529
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$6,047
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$4,894
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,688
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$3,907
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$33,368
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$4,250
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$1,845
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$2,396,570
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area COL$1,255,970
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$228,014
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,785,370
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area COL$761,421
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio COL$110,412
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) COL$73,800
40” flat screen TV COL$1,260,370
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$216,029
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$13,472
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$10,221
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$210,720
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) COL$160,276
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$233,678
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$202,875
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$58,789,400
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,000
Monthly ticket public transport COL$118,450
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$20,825
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$11,206
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$9,625
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$10,863
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$5,365
Tube of toothpaste COL$3,343
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$16,192
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$48,127
2 tickets to the movies COL$21,046
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$90,187
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$89,490
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$12,047
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$4,531
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$5,164
iPod nano 16GB COL$463,547
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$224
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$130,744
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$4,629
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 674 prices entered by 84 different people.
Latest price update: September 30, 2016.

Medellín position in our World Ranking

the world
226th
out of 256
latin america
38th
out of 39

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3rd
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4th
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