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Cost of Living Comparison Between Medellin and Santiago 

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Consumer Prices in Santiago are 74.26% higher than in Medellin
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Santiago are 79.11% higher than in Medellin
Rent Prices in Santiago are 96.84% higher than in Medellin
Restaurant Prices in Santiago are 128.21% higher than in Medellin
Groceries Prices in Santiago are 73.24% higher than in Medellin
Local Purchasing Power in Santiago is 45.69% higher than in Medellin
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  MedellinSantiagoDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12,000.00 Col$
(2,508.32 CL$)
28,704.45 Col$
(6,000.00 CL$)
     +139.20 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60,000.00 Col$
(12,541.61 CL$)
143,522.23 Col$
(30,000.00 CL$)
     +139.20 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15,000.00 Col$
(3,135.40 CL$)
21,528.34 Col$
(4,500.00 CL$)
     +43.52 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3,000.00 Col$
(627.08 CL$)
11,960.19 Col$
(2,500.00 CL$)
     +298.67 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6,000.00 Col$
(1,254.16 CL$)
14,352.22 Col$
(3,000.00 CL$)
     +139.20 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3,411.15 Col$
(713.02 CL$)
9,012.20 Col$
(1,883.79 CL$)
     +164.20 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2,183.33 Col$
(456.38 CL$)
3,851.44 Col$
(805.05 CL$)
     +76.40 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2,062.50 Col$
(431.12 CL$)
3,231.71 Col$
(675.51 CL$)
     +56.69 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8,421.55 Col$
(1,760.33 CL$)
14,365.52 Col$
(3,002.78 CL$)
     +70.58 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2,557.59 Col$
(534.60 CL$)
4,606.37 Col$
(962.85 CL$)
     +80.11 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1,453.77 Col$
(303.88 CL$)
2,092.42 Col$
(437.37 CL$)
     +43.93 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5,002.13 Col$
(1,045.58 CL$)
9,250.20 Col$
(1,933.54 CL$)
     +84.93 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3,720.11 Col$
(777.60 CL$)
14,038.94 Col$
(2,934.52 CL$)
     +277.38 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5,710.73 Col$
(1,193.70 CL$)
8,111.75 Col$
(1,695.57 CL$)
     +42.04 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6,221.15 Col$
(1,300.39 CL$)
14,584.19 Col$
(3,048.49 CL$)
     +134.43 %
Apples (1 lb) 2,474.06 Col$
(517.14 CL$)
2,299.60 Col$
(480.68 CL$)
     -7.05 %
Banana (1 lb) 1,026.96 Col$
(214.66 CL$)
1,780.45 Col$
(372.16 CL$)
     +73.37 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1,569.43 Col$
(328.05 CL$)
1,752.53 Col$
(366.33 CL$)
     +11.67 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1,221.87 Col$
(255.40 CL$)
2,229.46 Col$
(466.02 CL$)
     +82.46 %
Potato (1 lb) 1,190.68 Col$
(248.88 CL$)
1,577.16 Col$
(329.67 CL$)
     +32.46 %
Onion (1 lb) 1,146.46 Col$
(239.64 CL$)
1,859.92 Col$
(388.77 CL$)
     +62.23 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2,428.57 Col$
(507.64 CL$)
3,779.42 Col$
(790.00 CL$)
     +55.62 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2,562.50 Col$
(535.63 CL$)
4,008.11 Col$
(837.80 CL$)
     +56.41 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 30,000.00 Col$
(6,270.81 CL$)
19,136.30 Col$
(4,000.00 CL$)
     -36.21 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,534.09 Col$
(529.69 CL$)
3,990.30 Col$
(834.08 CL$)
     +57.46 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5,611.11 Col$
(1,172.87 CL$)
7,046.26 Col$
(1,472.86 CL$)
     +25.58 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5,000.00 Col$
(1,045.13 CL$)
16,744.26 Col$
(3,500.00 CL$)
     +234.89 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2,200.00 Col$
(459.86 CL$)
3,588.06 Col$
(750.00 CL$)
     +63.09 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 95,652.17 Col$
(19,993.87 CL$)
167,442.61 Col$
(35,000.00 CL$)
     +75.05 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4,875.65 Col$
(1,019.14 CL$)
1,435.22 Col$
(300.00 CL$)
     -70.56 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2,076.05 Col$
(433.95 CL$)
5,004.50 Col$
(1,046.07 CL$)
     +141.06 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 23,887.27 Col$
(4,993.08 CL$)
37,315.78 Col$
(7,800.00 CL$)
     +56.22 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 9,267.86 Col$
(1,937.23 CL$)
14,885.35 Col$
(3,111.44 CL$)
     +60.61 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 50,000,000.00 Col$
(10,451,342.36 CL$)
55,925,830.36 Col$
(11,690,000.00 CL$)
     +11.85 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 67,982,608.70 Col$
(14,210,190.36 CL$)
52,116,311.74 Col$
(10,893,708.33 CL$)
     -23.34 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 177,158.64 Col$
(37,030.91 CL$)
399,528.43 Col$
(83,512.17 CL$)
     +125.52 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 142.63 Col$
(29.81 CL$)
477.49 Col$
(99.81 CL$)
     +234.77 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 115,367.00 Col$
(24,114.80 CL$)
125,910.60 Col$
(26,318.70 CL$)
     +9.14 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 76,079.66 Col$
(15,902.69 CL$)
115,631.31 Col$
(24,170.05 CL$)
     +51.99 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26,454.55 Col$
(5,529.71 CL$)
67,411.96 Col$
(14,090.91 CL$)
     +154.82 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12,000.00 Col$
(2,508.32 CL$)
23,920.37 Col$
(5,000.00 CL$)
     +99.34 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 460,000.00 Col$
(96,152.35 CL$)
1,359,167.82 Col$
(284,102.56 CL$)
     +195.47 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,046,313.23 Col$
(2,518,002.88 CL$)
22,782,092.48 Col$
(4,762,068.97 CL$)
     +89.12 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 163,021.97 Col$
(34,075.97 CL$)
173,351.23 Col$
(36,235.06 CL$)
     +6.34 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 111,813.10 Col$
(23,371.94 CL$)
102,948.68 Col$
(21,519.04 CL$)
     -7.93 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 253,259.21 Col$
(52,937.97 CL$)
203,988.23 Col$
(42,639.02 CL$)
     -19.45 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 229,961.54 Col$
(48,068.14 CL$)
271,207.53 Col$
(56,689.66 CL$)
     +17.94 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 816,673.31 Col$
(170,706.65 CL$)
1,606,319.44 Col$
(335,763.89 CL$)
     +96.69 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 715,482.36 Col$
(149,555.02 CL$)
1,338,324.56 Col$
(279,745.76 CL$)
     +87.05 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,388,472.39 Col$
(290,228.01 CL$)
2,924,458.42 Col$
(611,290.32 CL$)
     +110.62 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,333,846.15 Col$
(278,809.66 CL$)
2,503,096.10 Col$
(523,214.29 CL$)
     +87.66 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 349,660.91 Col$
(73,088.52 CL$)
739,821.04 Col$
(154,642.46 CL$)
     +111.58 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 313,287.09 Col$
(65,485.41 CL$)
619,683.13 Col$
(129,530.41 CL$)
     +97.80 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,025,507.52 Col$
(214,358.60 CL$)
2,675,958.22 Col$
(559,347.11 CL$)
     +160.94 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.89 4.02      -66.22 %
Last update: April 2019April 2019
Contributors:187327
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: COP