Cost of living in Medellín, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Medellín

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$10,609,425
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$5,335,161
  • Medellín is the most expensive city in Colombia (1 out of 4)
  • Cost of living in Medellín is cheaper than in 61% of cities in Latin America (17 out of 28)
  • Cost of living in Medellín is cheaper than in 84% of cities in the World (138 out of 165)
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List of prices in Medellín
Current as of Jul 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$34,747
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) COL$28,989
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$13,285
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$4,225
12 eggs, large COL$10,796
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$4,280
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$15,369
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$9,221
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$3,937
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$4,080
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$44,240
2 liters of coca-cola COL$6,074
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$4,208
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area COL$4,602,910
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area COL$2,507,070
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$293,095
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area COL$2,660,090
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area COL$1,416,750
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio COL$202,034
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) COL$76,969
40” flat screen tv COL$1,349,660
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$544,246
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$31,672
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$22,413
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) COL$248,638
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) COL$170,104
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$422,381
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$354,785
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$74,392,400
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$4,515
Monthly ticket public transport COL$170,141
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$32,777
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$20,117
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$38,782
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) COL$165,636
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) COL$33,071
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$17,117
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$17,652
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$12,153
Tube of toothpaste COL$8,747
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$38,945
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$63,080
2 tickets to the movies COL$40,809
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$138,896
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$134,962
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$34,422
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$11,177
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$17,195
Ipad wi-fi 128gb COL$3,061,030
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$258
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$106,591
1 package of marlboro cigarettes COL$9,630
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 906 prices entered by 93 different people.
Latest price update: July 22, 2024

Medellín position in our World Ranking

the world
138th
out of 165
latin america
17th
out of 28
colombia
1st
out of 4

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

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4th

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