Cost of living in Medellín, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Medellín

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$9,393,040
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$4,825,583
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Medellín
Current as of Jan 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$34,901
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) COL$24,297
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$11,601
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$3,674
12 eggs, large COL$9,497
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$4,396
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$12,950
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$8,226
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$4,567
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$3,739
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$41,007
2 liters of coca-cola COL$7,564
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$5,323
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area COL$4,697,020
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area COL$1,875,220
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$308,393
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area COL$2,028,950
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area COL$1,362,590
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio COL$227,964
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) COL$61,123
40” flat screen tv COL$1,536,370
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$813,485
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$19,450
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$13,593
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) COL$174,119
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) COL$158,019
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$364,554
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$252,179
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$69,544,800
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,730
Monthly ticket public transport COL$124,560
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$24,570
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$21,609
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$33,971
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) COL$100,444
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) COL$25,746
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$18,183
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$18,928
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$8,591
Tube of toothpaste COL$6,306
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$43,657
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$56,900
2 tickets to the movies COL$39,163
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$107,646
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$90,158
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$27,867
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$8,537
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$5,138
Ipad wi-fi 128gb COL$1,791,400
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$191
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$148,501
1 package of marlboro cigarettes COL$43,292
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 1,120 prices entered by 134 different people.
Latest price update: January 27, 2023

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