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$37,885
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$2,327,660
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$106,338
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$22,671
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$106,356
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$79,888
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 947 prices entered by 114 different people.
Latest price update: June 18, 2018.

Medellín position in our World Ranking

the world
282nd
out of 330
latin america
43rd
out of 55

Cheapest and most expensive products in Medellín compared to other cities:

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2nd
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4th
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4th

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