Cost of living in Medellín, Colombia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$13,396
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$15,882
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$8,274
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,391
12 eggs, large COL$6,237
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$3,150
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$6,956
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$4,156
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,898
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,611
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$38,511
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$4,556
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,276
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$2,272,020
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area COL$1,443,510
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$403,439
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,707,610
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area COL$1,066,550
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio COL$305,774
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) COL$73,544
40” flat screen TV COL$1,294,440
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$361,292
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$21,581
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$6,975
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$154,447
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) COL$102,272
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$258,116
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$248,539
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$64,268,900
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,285
Monthly ticket public transport COL$102,659
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$20,163
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$16,448
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$11,341
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) COL$106,683
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$16,728
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$10,785
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$12,646
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$7,805
Tube of toothpaste COL$4,252
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$21,243
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$48,999
2 tickets to the movies COL$26,987
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$142,462
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$93,654
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$15,623
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$6,360
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$5,902
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB COL$1,598,940
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$380
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$96,907
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$4,604
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 863 prices entered by 122 different people.
Latest price update: February 25, 2018.

Medellín position in our World Ranking

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45th
out of 53

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