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Cost of Living Comparison Between Medellin and Santiago 

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Consumer Prices in Santiago are 71.04% higher than in Medellin
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Santiago are 73.42% higher than in Medellin
Rent Prices in Santiago are 81.59% higher than in Medellin
Restaurant Prices in Santiago are 121.68% higher than in Medellin
Groceries Prices in Santiago are 65.96% higher than in Medellin
Local Purchasing Power in Santiago is 54.10% higher than in Medellin
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  MedellinSantiagoDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13,000.00 Col$
(2,719.27 CL$)
28,684.19 Col$
(6,000.00 CL$)
     +120.65 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60,000.00 Col$
(12,550.47 CL$)
143,420.94 Col$
(30,000.00 CL$)
     +139.03 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15,000.00 Col$
(3,137.62 CL$)
21,513.14 Col$
(4,500.00 CL$)
     +43.42 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3,000.00 Col$
(627.52 CL$)
11,951.75 Col$
(2,500.00 CL$)
     +298.39 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6,000.00 Col$
(1,255.05 CL$)
14,342.09 Col$
(3,000.00 CL$)
     +139.03 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3,377.37 Col$
(706.46 CL$)
8,975.11 Col$
(1,877.36 CL$)
     +165.74 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2,166.55 Col$
(453.19 CL$)
3,908.27 Col$
(817.51 CL$)
     +80.39 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2,114.16 Col$
(442.23 CL$)
3,287.25 Col$
(687.61 CL$)
     +55.49 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8,487.31 Col$
(1,775.33 CL$)
13,895.69 Col$
(2,906.62 CL$)
     +63.72 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2,667.98 Col$
(558.07 CL$)
4,351.44 Col$
(910.21 CL$)
     +63.10 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1,373.88 Col$
(287.38 CL$)
1,974.14 Col$
(412.94 CL$)
     +43.69 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5,445.14 Col$
(1,138.98 CL$)
9,486.22 Col$
(1,984.27 CL$)
     +74.21 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3,805.27 Col$
(795.97 CL$)
14,559.07 Col$
(3,045.39 CL$)
     +282.60 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5,981.19 Col$
(1,251.11 CL$)
8,297.29 Col$
(1,735.58 CL$)
     +38.72 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6,321.94 Col$
(1,322.39 CL$)
14,498.32 Col$
(3,032.68 CL$)
     +129.33 %
Apples (1 lb) 2,807.04 Col$
(587.16 CL$)
2,494.74 Col$
(521.84 CL$)
     -11.13 %
Banana (1 lb) 1,083.04 Col$
(226.54 CL$)
1,814.00 Col$
(379.44 CL$)
     +67.49 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1,648.93 Col$
(344.91 CL$)
2,052.84 Col$
(429.40 CL$)
     +24.50 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1,275.10 Col$
(266.72 CL$)
2,216.20 Col$
(463.57 CL$)
     +73.81 %
Potato (1 lb) 1,176.32 Col$
(246.06 CL$)
1,620.40 Col$
(338.95 CL$)
     +37.75 %
Onion (1 lb) 1,225.71 Col$
(256.39 CL$)
1,884.42 Col$
(394.17 CL$)
     +53.74 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2,533.33 Col$
(529.91 CL$)
3,710.73 Col$
(776.19 CL$)
     +46.48 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2,416.67 Col$
(505.50 CL$)
3,816.24 Col$
(798.26 CL$)
     +57.91 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 36,000.00 Col$
(7,530.28 CL$)
21,513.14 Col$
(4,500.00 CL$)
     -40.24 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3,685.86 Col$
(770.99 CL$)
4,160.81 Col$
(870.33 CL$)
     +12.89 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6,000.00 Col$
(1,255.05 CL$)
6,819.44 Col$
(1,426.45 CL$)
     +13.66 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5,450.00 Col$
(1,140.00 CL$)
17,210.51 Col$
(3,600.00 CL$)
     +215.79 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2,200.00 Col$
(460.18 CL$)
3,824.56 Col$
(800.00 CL$)
     +73.84 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 93,826.09 Col$
(19,626.02 CL$)
173,061.27 Col$
(36,200.00 CL$)
     +84.45 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,600.00 Col$
(753.03 CL$)
1,434.21 Col$
(300.00 CL$)
     -60.16 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2,076.05 Col$
(434.26 CL$)
6,539.72 Col$
(1,367.94 CL$)
     +215.01 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25,000.00 Col$
(5,229.36 CL$)
37,289.45 Col$
(7,800.00 CL$)
     +49.16 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 9,380.65 Col$
(1,962.19 CL$)
14,828.29 Col$
(3,101.70 CL$)
     +58.07 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 50,000,000.00 Col$
(10,458,723.50 CL$)
57,368,377.72 Col$
(12,000,000.00 CL$)
     +14.74 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 67,810,000.00 Col$
(14,184,120.81 CL$)
51,298,427.73 Col$
(10,730,321.43 CL$)
     -24.35 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 180,799.31 Col$
(37,818.60 CL$)
362,083.52 Col$
(75,738.63 CL$)
     +100.27 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 147.83 Col$
(30.92 CL$)
433.45 Col$
(90.67 CL$)
     +193.21 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 127,530.30 Col$
(26,676.08 CL$)
122,919.04 Col$
(25,711.53 CL$)
     -3.62 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 71,669.47 Col$
(14,991.42 CL$)
126,171.82 Col$
(26,391.92 CL$)
     +76.05 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22,600.00 Col$
(4,727.34 CL$)
64,539.42 Col$
(13,500.00 CL$)
     +185.57 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12,000.00 Col$
(2,510.09 CL$)
23,903.49 Col$
(5,000.00 CL$)
     +99.20 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 530,952.38 Col$
(111,061.68 CL$)
1,484,461.94 Col$
(310,511.54 CL$)
     +179.58 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,893,796.25 Col$
(2,278,704.06 CL$)
23,846,784.28 Col$
(4,988,138.46 CL$)
     +118.90 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 160,566.16 Col$
(33,586.34 CL$)
179,414.91 Col$
(37,529.02 CL$)
     +11.74 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 107,851.45 Col$
(22,559.77 CL$)
104,861.50 Col$
(21,934.35 CL$)
     -2.77 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 242,513.77 Col$
(50,727.69 CL$)
207,800.22 Col$
(43,466.50 CL$)
     -14.31 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 231,103.76 Col$
(48,341.01 CL$)
283,455.56 Col$
(59,291.67 CL$)
     +22.65 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 881,729.07 Col$
(184,435.21 CL$)
1,571,958.37 Col$
(328,813.56 CL$)
     +78.28 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 767,174.42 Col$
(160,473.30 CL$)
1,436,243.78 Col$
(300,425.53 CL$)
     +87.21 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,577,547.01 Col$
(329,982.56 CL$)
2,867,443.23 Col$
(599,795.92 CL$)
     +81.77 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,408,214.29 Col$
(294,562.48 CL$)
2,565,641.34 Col$
(536,666.67 CL$)
     +82.19 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 349,777.03 Col$
(73,164.43 CL$)
754,497.41 Col$
(157,821.60 CL$)
     +115.71 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 328,580.65 Col$
(68,730.68 CL$)
714,066.54 Col$
(149,364.49 CL$)
     +117.32 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 986,462.10 Col$
(206,342.69 CL$)
2,636,160.04 Col$
(551,417.38 CL$)
     +167.23 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.33 3.80      -66.44 %
Last update: October 2019October 2019
Contributors:200311
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: COP