Cost of living in Medellín, Colombia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$14,185
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$16,395
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$11,104
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,330
12 eggs, large COL$5,448
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,726
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$7,092
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$3,824
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,531
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,778
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$37,200
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$4,108
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,512
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$2,214,550
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area COL$1,416,200
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$479,090
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,763,970
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area COL$949,029
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio COL$441,406
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) COL$79,825
40” flat screen TV COL$1,275,480
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$294,743
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$27,904
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$6,689
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$195,182
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) COL$133,462
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$248,631
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$226,300
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$62,522,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,557
Monthly ticket public transport COL$98,766
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$13,350
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$13,053
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$11,600
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) COL$87,207
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$15,923
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$12,096
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$11,806
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$7,004
Tube of toothpaste COL$4,355
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$14,679
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$45,646
2 tickets to the movies COL$25,598
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$120,199
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$83,468
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$13,916
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$5,232
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$5,775
iPad Air 2, 64GB COL$1,913,150
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$233
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$116,894
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$4,017
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 663 prices entered by 114 different people.
Latest price update: October 20, 2017.

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