Cost of living in Medellín, Colombia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$13,036
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$16,000
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$7,281
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,339
12 eggs, large COL$5,139
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,891
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$6,082
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$4,066
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,532
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,997
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$37,118
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$4,442
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,579
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$2,435,120
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area COL$1,750,580
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$237,833
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,791,390
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area COL$1,033,060
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio COL$224,598
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) COL$72,437
40” flat screen TV COL$1,328,580
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$297,589
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$26,447
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$8,394
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$171,839
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) COL$110,770
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$245,671
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$282,512
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$54,975,600
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,414
Monthly ticket public transport COL$118,178
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$27,266
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$17,437
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$13,061
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) COL$107,097
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$18,321
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$13,731
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$12,912
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$6,357
Tube of toothpaste COL$4,830
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$23,071
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$48,640
2 tickets to the movies COL$23,330
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$127,451
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$88,439
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$14,381
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$6,430
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$5,654
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB COL$1,509,870
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$230
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$85,054
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$5,322
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 897 prices entered by 104 different people.
Latest price update: November 17, 2018.

Medellín position in our World Ranking

the world
291st
out of 338
latin america
40th
out of 49
colombia
2nd
out of 4

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

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3rd
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5th
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2nd
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3rd
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4th

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