Buenos Aires vs Medellin - Cost of Living Comparison

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Buenos Aires Medellin
🚶 Cost of living one person
$773
$872
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1988
$2175
🏠 One person rent
$349
$388
🏘️ Family rent
$636
$728
🍽️ Food expenses
$255
$261
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.4
$144
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$377
$400
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
5 km
3 km
🎓 Higher education
79
65
😀 Quality of life
71
54
🏙️ Population
3.12M
2.53M

The cost of living in Buenos Aires is 11% less expensive than in Medellin. Cities ranked 6481st and 6137th ($773 vs $872) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 2nd 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 0.5 months in Medellin. Buenos Aires ranked 1st best city to live in Argentina vs Medellin ranked 2nd in Colombia, while ranked 2197th and 6006th among best cities to live in the world.

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Buenos Aires Medellin
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.14
$5.88
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$22.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.33
$6.39
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.2
$1.5
 Cappuccino
$1.99
$1.79
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.13
$0.97
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$390
$428
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$286
$293
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$894
$787
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$502
$598
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$23.5
$44
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$36.8
$67.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.3
$23.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
23.52%
13.7%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2365
$1616
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1794
$1528
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.15
$0.74
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$11.3
$45.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.69
$14.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.86
$1.17
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.88
$1.09
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.21
$1.24
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
$1.21
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.94
$2.32
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.19
$5.76
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.74
$5.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.59
$9.23
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.67
$2.21
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$0.95
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$1.17
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
$1.22
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$1.16
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.19
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.54
$0.49
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$1.55
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$3.98
$10.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.03
$1.07
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.98
$2.35
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.13
$5.52
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.21
$4.56
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.17
$2.04
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.35
$1.65
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$23
$28.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.43
$4.35
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$69.2
$26.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.32
$8.05
👖 Brand Jeans
$71.6
$54.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$108
$92.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$210
$215
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6718
$6406

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Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.9 mi Villa Dominico
$651
11 km or 7 mi Lanus
$657
13 km or 7.9 mi Wilde
$653
13 km or 8.1 mi Remedios de Escalada
$608
14 km or 8.7 mi Caseros
$658
14 km or 8.8 mi Florida Este
$658
14 km or 8.9 mi Ciudad Madero
$644
14 km or 8.9 mi Bernal
$666
15 km or 9.4 mi Monte Chingolo
$594
15 km or 9.6 mi Lomas del Mirador
$649
17 km or 10 mi La Tablada
$641
17 km or 10 mi Quilmes
$717
18 km or 11 mi Ramos Mejia
$651
18 km or 11 mi San Justo
$642
19 km or 12 mi El Palomar
$656
19 km or 12 mi Temperley
$537
19 km or 12 mi Lomas de Zamora
$547
19 km or 12 mi San Isidro
$689
19 km or 12 mi Ciudad Evita
$625
19 km or 12 mi San Francisco Solano
$601
20 km or 12 mi Villa Luzuriaga
$649
20 km or 13 mi Rafael Calzada
$542
22 km or 13 mi Isidro Casanova
$641
22 km or 13 mi Ezpeleta
$680
22 km or 14 mi Moron
$671
24 km or 15 mi San Fernando de la Buena Vista
$670
24 km or 15 mi Florencio Varela
$560
24 km or 15 mi Burzaco
$560
24 km or 15 mi Berazategui
$684
25 km or 15 mi Gregorio de Laferrere
$627
25 km or 16 mi Rafael Castillo
$632
25 km or 16 mi Monte Grande
$582
29 km or 18 mi Ezeiza
$598
29 km or 18 mi Longchamps
$575
29 km or 18 mi Libertad
$630
31 km or 19 mi Gonzalez Catan
$621
32 km or 20 mi Glew
$580
32 km or 20 mi Merlo
$627
36 km or 23 mi Jose C. Paz
$583
37 km or 23 mi Virrey del Pino
$607

Cities near Medellin

Distance City Cost of living
8.1 km or 5 mi Envigado
$815
9.9 km or 6.1 mi Bello
$783
131 km or 82 mi Manizales
$718
135 km or 84 mi Quibdo
$651
160 km or 99 mi Pereira
$666
171 km or 106 mi Cartago
$649
179 km or 111 mi Salento
$571
190 km or 118 mi Armenia
$551
205 km or 127 mi Ibague
$521
209 km or 130 mi Facatativa
$441
212 km or 131 mi Barrancabermeja
$599
221 km or 137 mi Zipaquira
$647
232 km or 144 mi Girardot
$420
239 km or 148 mi Soacha
$719
242 km or 150 mi Turbo
$625
246 km or 153 mi Bogota
$877
250 km or 155 mi Tulua
$495
257 km or 160 mi Tunja
$511
282 km or 175 mi Monteria
$627
285 km or 177 mi Duitama
$622
288 km or 179 mi Bucaramanga
$653
289 km or 179 mi Floridablanca
$615
298 km or 185 mi Sogamoso
$606
308 km or 192 mi Buenaventura
$555
312 km or 194 mi Palmira
$646
318 km or 198 mi Villavicencio
$532
329 km or 204 mi Cali
$706
331 km or 206 mi Ocana
$614
334 km or 208 mi Santa Cruz de Lorica
$572
340 km or 211 mi Sincelejo
$535
346 km or 215 mi Magangue
$582
367 km or 228 mi Yopal
$597
370 km or 230 mi Neiva
$512
386 km or 240 mi Cucuta
$707
387 km or 241 mi San Antonio del Tachira
$595
391 km or 243 mi Rubio
$594
406 km or 252 mi San Cristobal
$590
410 km or 255 mi Tariba
$593
438 km or 272 mi Popayan
$453
448 km or 279 mi La Grita
$618