Cost of living in Medellín, Colombia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$13,110
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$15,982
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$8,497
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,330
12 eggs, large COL$5,825
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,574
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$6,906
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$4,381
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,490
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,549
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$38,174
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$4,716
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,409
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$2,179,330
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area COL$1,457,820
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$297,452
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,776,230
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area COL$1,012,280
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio COL$301,044
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) COL$73,124
40” flat screen TV COL$1,307,130
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$307,642
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$27,218
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$8,475
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$152,297
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) COL$92,598
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$240,213
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$243,964
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$65,062,200
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,290
Monthly ticket public transport COL$94,726
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$20,367
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$16,756
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$10,651
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) COL$116,539
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$17,438
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$11,552
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$13,325
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$8,224
Tube of toothpaste COL$4,397
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$20,539
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$51,007
2 tickets to the movies COL$26,256
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$119,131
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$93,995
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$15,952
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$6,125
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$5,874
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB COL$1,647,420
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$380
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$92,999
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$4,903
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 858 prices entered by 115 different people.
Latest price update: March 23, 2018.

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