Cost of living in Medellín, Colombia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$13,627
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$15,147
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$8,571
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,393
12 eggs, large COL$5,674
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$3,151
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$6,784
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$4,958
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,821
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$3,190
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$31,244
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$4,313
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,619
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$2,525,610
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area COL$1,445,190
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$632,317
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,693,820
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area COL$819,590
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio COL$438,217
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) COL$74,015
40” flat screen TV COL$1,238,970
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$284,591
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$25,358
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$6,257
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$207,478
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) COL$148,098
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$240,699
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$228,125
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$58,625,800
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,615
Monthly ticket public transport COL$113,448
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$15,633
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$11,796
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$14,025
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) COL$73,381
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$11,244
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$11,914
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$11,164
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$5,921
Tube of toothpaste COL$3,695
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$22,532
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$46,289
2 tickets to the movies COL$22,738
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$101,002
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$82,085
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$14,356
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$4,598
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$5,173
iPod nano 16GB COL$524,773
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$281
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$120,859
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$3,931
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 776 prices entered by 122 different people.
Latest price update: April 28, 2017.

Medellín position in our World Ranking

the world
182nd
out of 219
latin america
28th
out of 33

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

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

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