Caracas vs Medellin - Cost of Living Comparison

Caracas Medellin
🚶 Cost of living one person
$916
$648
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2170
$1545
🏠 One person rent
$358
$281
🏘️ Family rent
$557
$455
🍽️ Food expenses
$340
$208
🚐 Transport expenses
$130
$97.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$215
$376
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
10 km
3 km
🎓 Higher education
55
70
😀 Quality of life
42
58
🏙️ Population
1.94M
2.53M

The cost of living in Caracas is 41% more expensive than in Medellin. Cities ranked 5665th and 7151st ($916 vs $648) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 3rd and 3rd in Venezuela and Colombia, respectively. Check Venezuela vs Colombia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.2 months in Caracas compared to 0.6 months in Medellin. Caracas ranked 1st best city to live in Venezuela vs Medellin ranked 2nd in Colombia, while ranked 6863rd and 5504th among best cities to live in the world.

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Caracas Medellin
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$10.9
$4.88
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$37
$17.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.1
$5.12
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.28
$1.36
 Cappuccino
$2.59
$1.69
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.08
$0.73
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$327
$290
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$290
$207
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$667
$521
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$443
$344
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$16.3
$34.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.1
$52.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$44.3
$23.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
21.92%
10.11%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$865
$1156
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$987
$1105
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.38
$0.58
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$28.6
$33.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.1
$9.61
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.5
$0.56
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2
$0.75
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.83
$1
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.17
$0.97
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.41
$1.95
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.34
$4.66
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.5
$4.6
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.7
$5.96
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.59
$2.08
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.01
$0.69
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$1.1
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
$0.93
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
$1.07
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.51
$0.98
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.81
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.26
$1.44
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.71
$9.26
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.36
$0.86
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.47
$1.88
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.68
$3.34
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.22
$4.25
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.79
$1.62
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.23
$1.4
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41
$20.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.21
$3.75
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$35.2
$26.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$12.1
$4.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$39.8
$41.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$63.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$63.3
$162
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6329
$4586

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$700
12 km or 7.3 mi Maiquetia
$678
16 km or 9.7 mi Catia La Mar
$774
21 km or 13 mi Los Teques
$771
30 km or 18 mi Charallave
$681
37 km or 23 mi Cua
$702
40 km or 25 mi Santa Lucia
$679
43 km or 27 mi Santa Teresa del Tuy
$756
43 km or 27 mi Guatire
$760
43 km or 27 mi Guarenas
$762
46 km or 29 mi Ocumare del Tuy
$751
53 km or 33 mi La Victoria
$702
67 km or 41 mi Turmero
$614
67 km or 41 mi Cagua
$682
75 km or 47 mi Santa Rita
$690
78 km or 48 mi Maracay
$557
78 km or 49 mi Palo Negro
$636
80 km or 50 mi El Limon
$681
82 km or 51 mi San Juan de los Morros
$680
93 km or 58 mi Altagracia de Orituco
$708
108 km or 67 mi Guacara
$672
115 km or 71 mi Los Guayos
$680
119 km or 74 mi Puerto Cabello
$670
122 km or 76 mi Valencia
$869
135 km or 84 mi Tocuyito
$698
163 km or 101 mi Tinaquillo
$680
176 km or 109 mi Valle de la Pascua
$731
184 km or 114 mi Calabozo
$697
199 km or 124 mi San Felipe
$704
204 km or 127 mi San Carlos
$679
219 km or 136 mi Zaraza
$683
235 km or 146 mi Kralendijk
$1524
245 km or 152 mi Yaritagua
$685
247 km or 154 mi Lecheria
$688
249 km or 155 mi Barcelona
$701
255 km or 159 mi Puerto la Cruz
$749
260 km or 162 mi Cabudare
$628
268 km or 167 mi Barquisimeto
$798
270 km or 167 mi Acarigua
$703
271 km or 168 mi Araure
$696

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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