Cost of Living in Medellin

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$645
$1519
🛋️ Without rent
$346
$1032
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$299
$487
🍽️ Food
$194
$513
🚐 Transport
$90.5
$238
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$395
😀 Quality of life
55
🏙️ Population
2.53M

The average cost of living in Medellin is $645, which is in the top 25% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 6926th out of 9294 in our global list and 3rd out of 50 in Colombia.

The median after-tax salary is $395, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months. Ranked 5589th (TOP 60%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 2nd best city to live in Colombia. With an estimated population of 2.53M, Medellin is the 2nd largest city in Colombia.

✈️ Closest airport3 kmEnrique Olaya Herrera Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate19.1 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank785University of Antioquia
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Prices in Medellin

Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.97
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$15.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.03
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.97
 Cappuccino
$1.91
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.79
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$297
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$223
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$496
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$384
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$56.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$23.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.87%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1025
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1252
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.65
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$35
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.12
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.76
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.66
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.81
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.82
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.48
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.49
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.06
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.54
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.78
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.63
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.79
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.46
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.17
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.45
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.84
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.13
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.52
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.41
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.6
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.36
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$21.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.41
👖 Brand Jeans
$47.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$71.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$172
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4223

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