Cost of Living Comparison Between Cali and Medellin 

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Consumer Prices in Medellin are 11.34% higher than in Cali (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Medellin are 15.47% higher than in Cali
Rent Prices in Medellin are 33.13% higher than in Cali
Restaurant Prices in Medellin are 29.54% higher than in Cali
Groceries Prices in Medellin are 18.75% higher than in Cali
Local Purchasing Power in Medellin is 10.10% lower than in Cali
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Restaurants
Cali Edit Medellin Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 9,000.00 Col$ 14,468.96 Col$      +60.77 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60,000.00 Col$ 80,000.00 Col$      +33.33 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 17,000.00 Col$ 18,000.00 Col$      +5.88 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3,000.00 Col$ 4,500.00 Col$      +50.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7,000.00 Col$ 8,000.00 Col$      +14.29 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4,250.00 Col$ 4,297.53 Col$      +1.12 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2,912.50 Col$ 2,763.68 Col$      -5.11 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2,127.27 Col$ 2,358.58 Col$      +10.87 %
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10,007.68 Col$ 8,857.19 Col$      -11.50 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2,782.04 Col$ 2,882.27 Col$      +3.60 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1,431.41 Col$ 1,643.15 Col$      +14.79 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5,662.86 Col$ 5,311.43 Col$      -6.21 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5,083.67 Col$ 4,408.20 Col$      -13.29 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6,010.11 Col$ 6,851.99 Col$      +14.01 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7,575.00 Col$ 8,071.64 Col$      +6.56 %
Apples (1 lb) 2,332.76 Col$ 3,368.78 Col$      +44.41 %
Banana (1 lb) 1,107.52 Col$ 1,004.33 Col$      -9.32 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1,081.06 Col$ 2,305.85 Col$      +113.29 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1,336.62 Col$ 2,124.05 Col$      +58.91 %
Potato (1 lb) 1,009.57 Col$ 1,646.43 Col$      +63.08 %
Onion (1 lb) 1,010.28 Col$ 1,451.39 Col$      +43.66 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2,912.50 Col$ 2,527.06 Col$      -13.23 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2,500.00 Col$ 2,929.91 Col$      +17.20 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 30,000.00 Col$ 35,000.00 Col$      +16.67 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,462.39 Col$ 3,808.50 Col$      +54.67 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4,883.33 Col$ 6,843.77 Col$      +40.15 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6,400.00 Col$ 8,250.00 Col$      +28.91 %
Transportation
Cali Edit Medellin Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2,200.00 Col$ 2,400.00 Col$      +9.09 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100,000.00 Col$ 105,000.00 Col$      +5.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4,800.00 Col$ 4,900.00 Col$      +2.08 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 8,046.72 Col$ 5,793.64 Col$      -28.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 22,500.00 Col$ 25,000.00 Col$      +11.11 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 9,036.43 Col$ 9,677.20 Col$      +7.09 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 83,490,000.00 Col$ 66,000,000.00 Col$      -20.95 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 76,014,285.71 Col$ 73,822,785.76 Col$      -2.88 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Cali Edit Medellin Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 188,800.74 Col$ 208,551.23 Col$      +10.46 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 125.00 Col$ 156.82 Col$      +25.45 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 98,888.89 Col$ 110,060.21 Col$      +11.30 %
Sports And Leisure
Cali Edit Medellin Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 71,111.11 Col$ 75,825.40 Col$      +6.63 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22,500.00 Col$ 32,000.00 Col$      +42.22 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12,500.00 Col$ 15,000.00 Col$      +20.00 %
Childcare
Cali Edit Medellin Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 621,428.57 Col$ 608,750.00 Col$      -2.04 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,875,000.00 Col$ 14,461,538.46 Col$      -14.30 %
Clothing And Shoes
Cali Edit Medellin Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 187,750.00 Col$ 166,959.14 Col$      -11.07 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 118,571.43 Col$ 96,188.90 Col$      -18.88 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 268,750.00 Col$ 271,694.95 Col$      +1.10 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 187,222.22 Col$ 237,029.84 Col$      +26.60 %
Rent Per Month
Cali Edit Medellin Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 635,714.29 Col$ 1,087,035.76 Col$      +70.99 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 581,250.00 Col$ 971,903.15 Col$      +67.21 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,537,500.00 Col$ 1,638,408.46 Col$      +6.56 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,213,636.36 Col$ 1,585,269.39 Col$      +30.62 %
Buy Apartment Price
Cali Edit Medellin Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 318,522.06 Col$ 363,192.84 Col$      +14.02 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 299,029.17 Col$ 423,218.03 Col$      +41.53 %
Salaries And Financing
Cali Edit Medellin Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,221,428.57 Col$ 1,267,947.43 Col$      +3.81 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 12.97 11.03      -14.91 %
Last update: February 2021February 2021
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