Cost of living in Medellín, Colombia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$13,649
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$15,466
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$8,165
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,309
12 eggs, large COL$4,984
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,967
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$6,460
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$4,162
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,498
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,769
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$38,442
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$4,362
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,194
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$2,318,900
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area COL$1,577,910
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$257,730
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,833,640
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area COL$1,083,730
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio COL$235,542
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) COL$74,538
40” flat screen TV COL$1,222,160
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$277,512
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$24,825
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$8,242
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$156,272
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) COL$113,719
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$253,018
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$265,574
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$58,094,100
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,386
Monthly ticket public transport COL$121,611
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$22,704
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$18,450
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$13,061
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) COL$95,782
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$17,529
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$12,047
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$13,262
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$6,790
Tube of toothpaste COL$3,380
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$18,431
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$47,914
2 tickets to the movies COL$25,147
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$84,135
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$14,166
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$6,384
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$5,238
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB COL$1,556,390
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$196
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$92,137
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$4,928
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 811 prices entered by 111 different people.
Latest price update: July 22, 2018.

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