Cost of living in Medellín, Colombia

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$12,689 ($4.36)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$13,790 ($4.74)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$7,795 ($2.68)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,274 ($0.78)
12 eggs, large COL$5,115 ($1.76)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$3,121 ($1.07)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$6,183 ($2.13)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$4,694 ($1.61)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,633 ($0.91)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$3,179 ($1.09)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$30,596 ($11)
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$4,228 ($1.45)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,190 ($0.75)
Housing COP USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$2,329,530 ($801)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area COL$1,414,700 ($486)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$512,153 ($176)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,693,820 ($582)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area COL$819,590 ($282)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio COL$379,513 ($130)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) COL$74,015 ($25)
40” flat screen TV COL$1,238,970 ($426)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$284,591 ($98)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$25,358 ($9)
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$6,091 ($2.09)
Clothes COP USD
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$207,478 ($71)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) COL$148,098 ($51)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$244,627 ($84)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$237,471 ($82)
Transportation COP USD
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$58,625,800 ($20,155)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,597 ($0.89)
Monthly ticket public transport COL$113,448 ($39)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$19,329 ($7)
Personal Care COP USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$10,993 ($3.78)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$11,288 ($3.88)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) COL$51,084 ($18)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$11,244 ($3.87)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$11,914 ($4.10)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$11,164 ($3.84)
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$5,921 ($2.04)
Tube of toothpaste COL$3,695 ($1.27)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$15,601 ($5.36)
Entertainment COP USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$46,289 ($16)
2 tickets to the movies COL$21,550 ($7)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$95,439 ($33)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$80,582 ($28)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$14,356 ($4.94)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$4,598 ($1.58)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$5,037 ($1.73)
iPod nano 16GB COL$524,773 ($180)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$281 ($0.10)
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$120,859 ($42)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$3,931 ($1.35)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 794 prices entered by 114 different people.
Latest price update: March 23, 2017.

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