Cost of living in Medellín, Colombia

Summary of cost of living in Medellín

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: COL$6,710,809
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: COL$3,055,588
  • Cost of living in Medellín is cheaper than in 83% of cities in Latin America (35 out of 42)
  • Cost of living in Medellín is cheaper than in 91% of cities in the World (216 out of 238)

List of prices in Medellín, Colombia. Current as of Jul 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district COL$20,253
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) COL$16,014
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast COL$7,661
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk COL$2,422
12 eggs, large COL$5,682
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes COL$2,477
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese COL$7,482
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples COL$4,626
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes COL$2,638
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket COL$2,483
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality COL$38,406
2 liters of coca-cola COL$4,100
Bread for 2 people for 1 day COL$2,253
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area COL$2,379,360
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area COL$1,283,080
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat COL$211,780
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area COL$1,645,080
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area COL$875,419
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio COL$158,974
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) COL$76,823
40” flat screen tv COL$1,328,910
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) COL$327,508
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) COL$16,067
Hourly rate for cleaning help COL$12,535
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) COL$161,739
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) COL$121,513
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) COL$261,938
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes COL$232,523
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new COL$69,591,700
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas COL$3,290
Monthly ticket public transport COL$133,482
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) COL$29,697
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) COL$12,874
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) COL$13,370
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) COL$63,659
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) COL$17,512
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) COL$10,516
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) COL$12,737
4 rolls of toilet paper COL$5,265
Tube of toothpaste COL$4,478
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city COL$22,388
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub COL$43,002
2 tickets to the movies COL$24,407
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) COL$95,506
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert COL$83,220
1 cocktail drink in downtown club COL$19,516
Cappuccino in expat area of the city COL$7,996
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) COL$3,503
Ipad wi-fi 128gb COL$1,797,700
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) COL$196
1 month of gym membership in business district COL$121,506
1 package of marlboro cigarettes COL$7,350
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,436 prices entered by 155 different people.
Latest price update: July 03, 2020

Medellín position in our World Ranking

the world
216th
out of 238
latin america
35th
out of 42
colombia
2nd
out of 5

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

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