Cost of living in Medellín, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Medellín

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$9,820,790
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$4,816,793
  • Cost of living in Medellín is cheaper than in 84% of cities in Latin America (26 out of 31)
  • Cost of living in Medellín is cheaper than in 88% of cities in the World (169 out of 192)
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List of prices in Medellín
Current as of Mar 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$37,476
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) COL$27,862
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$12,543
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$4,046
12 eggs, large COL$10,718
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$3,875
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$14,121
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$7,776
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$3,789
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$3,859
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$49,279
2 liters of coca-cola COL$6,314
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$4,342
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area COL$4,176,610
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area COL$2,089,650
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$287,727
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area COL$2,594,320
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area COL$1,224,060
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio COL$186,664
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) COL$84,478
40” flat screen tv COL$1,393,280
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$608,373
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$28,177
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$14,844
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) COL$213,641
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) COL$159,228
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$391,560
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$273,235
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$75,919,800
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$4,883
Monthly ticket public transport COL$142,330
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$26,683
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$18,598
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$20,824
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) COL$102,976
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) COL$18,666
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$15,353
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$17,823
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$7,863
Tube of toothpaste COL$6,412
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$37,182
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$51,157
2 tickets to the movies COL$35,579
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$93,057
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$123,239
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$30,891
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$8,717
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$7,998
Ipad wi-fi 128gb COL$2,926,110
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$176
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$167,801
1 package of marlboro cigarettes COL$9,783
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 686 prices entered by 106 different people.
Latest price update: March 04, 2024

Medellín position in our World Ranking

the world
169th
out of 192
latin america
26th
out of 31

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

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latin america
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