Cost of living in Medellín, Colombia

List of prices in Medellín, Colombia. Current as of Dec 2018.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$13,073
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) COL$16,343
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$8,103
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,286
12 eggs, large COL$5,136
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,916
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$5,924
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$4,231
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,500
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,975
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$38,752
2 liters of Coca-Cola COL$4,114
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,526
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area COL$2,436,120
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area COL$1,701,470
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$237,833
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area COL$1,789,030
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area COL$1,082,390
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio COL$261,995
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) COL$69,779
40” flat screen TV COL$1,327,030
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$297,589
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$28,680
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$8,224
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) COL$171,839
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) COL$112,356
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$246,076
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$284,490
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$56,966,900
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,420
Monthly ticket public transport COL$124,007
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$27,112
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$18,744
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$13,061
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) COL$89,211
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) COL$18,321
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$13,232
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$14,038
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$5,949
Tube of toothpaste COL$4,305
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$23,247
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$48,640
2 tickets to the movies COL$22,393
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$137,723
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$97,214
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$15,027
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$6,535
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$5,757
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB COL$1,509,870
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$230
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$83,733
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes COL$5,322
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 924 prices entered by 100 different people.
Latest price update: December 14, 2018.

Medellín position in our World Ranking

the world
287th
out of 336
latin america
40th
out of 48
colombia
2nd
out of 4

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

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4th
latin america
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3rd
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3rd
latin america
4th

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