Buenos Aires vs Medellin - Cost of Living Comparison

Buenos Aires Medellin
🚶 Cost of living one person
$792
$648
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2011
$1545
🏠 One person rent
$344
$281
🏘️ Family rent
$645
$455
🍽️ Food expenses
$269
$208
🚐 Transport expenses
$80.2
$97.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$403
$376
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
5 km
3 km
🎓 Higher education
79
70
😀 Quality of life
73
58
🏙️ Population
3.06M
2.53M

The cost of living in Buenos Aires is 22% more expensive than in Medellin. Cities ranked 6097th and 7151st ($792 vs $648) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 3rd in Argentina and Colombia, respectively. Check Argentina vs Colombia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months in Buenos Aires compared to 0.6 months in Medellin. Buenos Aires ranked 1st best city to live in Argentina vs Medellin ranked 2nd in Colombia, while ranked 1283rd and 5504th among best cities to live in the world.

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Buenos Aires Medellin
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.39
$4.88
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.7
$17.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.01
$5.12
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.23
$1.36
 Cappuccino
$2.78
$1.69
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.04
$0.73
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$384
$290
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$269
$207
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$747
$521
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$537
$344
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28.3
$34.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.8
$52.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$23.3
$23.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
43.84%
10.11%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2597
$1156
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2138
$1105
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.15
$0.58
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$12.1
$33.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.41
$9.61
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1
$0.56
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.97
$0.75
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.06
$1
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$0.97
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.08
$1.95
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.97
$4.66
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.19
$4.6
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.86
$5.96
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$2.08
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
$0.69
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.8
$1.1
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.64
$0.93
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.83
$1.07
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.76
$0.98
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.5
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.18
$1.44
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.19
$9.26
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.48
$0.86
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.31
$1.88
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.43
$3.34
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.26
$4.25
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.1
$1.62
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.94
$1.4
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30.6
$20.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.23
$3.75
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16.9
$26.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.19
$4.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$84.5
$41.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$139
$63.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$237
$162
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5040
$4586

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Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.9 mi Villa Dominico
$520
11 km or 7 mi Lanus
$506
13 km or 7.9 mi Wilde
$520
13 km or 8.1 mi Remedios de Escalada
$522
14 km or 8.7 mi Caseros
$522
14 km or 8.8 mi Florida Este
$519
14 km or 8.9 mi Ciudad Madero
$522
14 km or 8.9 mi Bernal
$521
15 km or 9.4 mi Monte Chingolo
$520
15 km or 9.6 mi Lomas del Mirador
$520
17 km or 10 mi La Tablada
$521
17 km or 10 mi Quilmes
$488
18 km or 11 mi Ramos Mejia
$519
18 km or 11 mi San Justo
$522
19 km or 12 mi El Palomar
$522
19 km or 12 mi Temperley
$522
19 km or 12 mi Lomas de Zamora
$541
19 km or 12 mi San Isidro
$640
19 km or 12 mi Ciudad Evita
$522
19 km or 12 mi San Francisco Solano
$522
20 km or 12 mi Villa Luzuriaga
$521
20 km or 13 mi Rafael Calzada
$520
22 km or 13 mi Isidro Casanova
$528
22 km or 13 mi Ezpeleta
$521
22 km or 14 mi Moron
$531
24 km or 15 mi San Fernando de la Buena Vista
$487
24 km or 15 mi Florencio Varela
$524
24 km or 15 mi Burzaco
$523
24 km or 15 mi Berazategui
$519
25 km or 15 mi Gregorio de Laferrere
$531
25 km or 16 mi Rafael Castillo
$523
25 km or 16 mi Monte Grande
$520
29 km or 18 mi Ezeiza
$525
29 km or 18 mi Longchamps
$520
29 km or 18 mi Libertad
$522
31 km or 19 mi Gonzalez Catan
$532
32 km or 20 mi Glew
$522
32 km or 20 mi Merlo
$532
36 km or 23 mi Jose C. Paz
$531
37 km or 23 mi Virrey del Pino
$524

Cities near Medellin

Distance City Cost of living
8.1 km or 5 mi Envigado
$500
9.9 km or 6.1 mi Bello
$402
131 km or 82 mi Manizales
$474
135 km or 84 mi Quibdo
$425
160 km or 99 mi Pereira
$414
171 km or 106 mi Cartago
$392
179 km or 111 mi Salento
$422
190 km or 118 mi Armenia
$421
205 km or 127 mi Ibague
$363
209 km or 130 mi Facatativa
$379
212 km or 131 mi Barrancabermeja
$376
221 km or 137 mi Zipaquira
$443
232 km or 144 mi Girardot
$360
239 km or 148 mi Soacha
$466
242 km or 150 mi Turbo
$430
246 km or 153 mi Bogota
$679
250 km or 155 mi Tulua
$393
257 km or 160 mi Tunja
$367
282 km or 175 mi Monteria
$486
285 km or 177 mi Duitama
$444
288 km or 179 mi Bucaramanga
$480
289 km or 179 mi Floridablanca
$404
298 km or 185 mi Sogamoso
$341
308 km or 192 mi Buenaventura
$433
312 km or 194 mi Palmira
$391
318 km or 198 mi Villavicencio
$411
329 km or 204 mi Cali
$555
331 km or 206 mi Ocana
$422
334 km or 208 mi Santa Cruz de Lorica
$423
340 km or 211 mi Sincelejo
$421
346 km or 215 mi Magangue
$423
367 km or 228 mi Yopal
$428
370 km or 230 mi Neiva
$390
386 km or 240 mi Cucuta
$384
387 km or 241 mi San Antonio del Tachira
$677
391 km or 243 mi Rubio
$680
406 km or 252 mi San Cristobal
$691
410 km or 255 mi Tariba
$681
438 km or 272 mi Popayan
$400
448 km or 279 mi La Grita
$676