Cost of living in Medellín, Colombia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$12,991
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$13,539
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$8,451
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,269
12 eggs, large COL$4,770
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,485
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$6,220
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$4,355
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,697
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$3,017
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$32,386
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$4,080
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,268
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$2,326,200
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area COL$1,573,260
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$168,886
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area COL$2,090,450
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area COL$747,206
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio COL$102,006
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) COL$71,397
40” flat screen TV COL$1,242,640
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$245,184
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$17,977
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$6,089
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$223,618
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) COL$160,437
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$256,861
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$262,830
Transportation
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$2,593
Monthly ticket public transport COL$113,448
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$19,370
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$10,993
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$11,288
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) COL$54,746
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$10,507
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$11,709
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$10,547
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$5,712
Tube of toothpaste COL$3,928
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$14,025
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$53,416
2 tickets to the movies COL$24,512
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$93,618
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$82,809
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$13,827
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$4,841
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$5,970
iPod nano 16GB COL$524,773
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$233
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$134,434
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$3,893
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 716 prices entered by 105 different people.
Latest price update: February 26, 2017.

Medellín position in our World Ranking

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183rd
out of 217
latin america
27th
out of 30

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