Cost of living in Medellín, Colombia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$12,152
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$13,375
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$7,256
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,014
12 eggs, large COL$4,302
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,279
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$5,523
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$5,324
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,202
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$4,496
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$32,714
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$4,251
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$1,829
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,908,450
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area COL$1,350,950
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$188,776
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,514,590
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area COL$809,950
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio COL$84,433
Internet 8MB (1 month) COL$83,048
40” flat screen TV COL$1,138,230
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$187,564
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$12,944
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$5,317
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$152,761
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) COL$98,389
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$194,042
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$202,912
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$53,059,100
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$3,591
Monthly ticket public transport COL$95,255
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$21,501
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$11,833
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$11,878
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) COL$52,701
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$12,605
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$9,486
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$10,530
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$5,335
Tube of toothpaste COL$3,296
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$12,846
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$47,459
2 tickets to the movies COL$20,526
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$87,111
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$86,937
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$12,934
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$4,374
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$4,739
iPod nano 16GB COL$453,316
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$215
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$129,385
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$4,476
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 485 prices entered by 65 different people.
Latest price update: May 28, 2016.

Medellín position in our World Ranking

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248th
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latin america
40th
out of 41

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