Cost of living in Medellín, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Medellín

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$7,534,248
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$3,481,256
  • Cost of living in Medellín is cheaper than in 85% of cities in Latin America (29 out of 34)
  • Cost of living in Medellín is cheaper than in 90% of cities in the World (242 out of 269)
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List of prices in Medellín
Current as of Jun 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$29,464
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) COL$21,653
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$10,077
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$3,150
12 eggs, large COL$9,165
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$3,094
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$10,586
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$7,342
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$4,550
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$3,650
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$53,553
2 liters of coca-cola COL$5,894
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$3,359
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area COL$2,706,030
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area COL$1,547,460
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$213,892
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area COL$1,888,150
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area COL$1,016,030
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio COL$141,213
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) COL$93,982
40” flat screen tv COL$1,565,110
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$339,174
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$26,263
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$11,168
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) COL$212,254
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) COL$134,313
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$364,595
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$292,146
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$64,676,100
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$2,443
Monthly ticket public transport COL$103,706
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$24,522
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$12,360
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$11,276
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) COL$116,355
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) COL$20,306
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$13,993
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$18,091
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$6,915
Tube of toothpaste COL$5,996
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$27,778
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$60,298
2 tickets to the movies COL$35,093
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$98,707
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$126,178
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$22,675
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$9,486
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$6,694
Ipad wi-fi 128gb COL$1,980,370
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$213
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$136,654
1 package of marlboro cigarettes COL$8,350
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 713 prices entered by 135 different people.
Latest price update: June 30, 2022

Medellín position in our World Ranking

the world
242nd
out of 269
latin america
29th
out of 34

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

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

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