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Cost of Living Comparison Between Medellin and Santiago 

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Consumer Prices in Santiago are 70.91% higher than in Medellin
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Santiago are 75.80% higher than in Medellin
Rent Prices in Santiago are 93.73% higher than in Medellin
Restaurant Prices in Santiago are 127.77% higher than in Medellin
Groceries Prices in Santiago are 67.14% higher than in Medellin
Local Purchasing Power in Santiago is 43.59% higher than in Medellin
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  MedellinSantiagoDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12,000.00 Col$
(2,523.50 CL$)
28,531.85 Col$
(6,000.00 CL$)
     +137.77 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60,000.00 Col$
(12,617.48 CL$)
142,659.24 Col$
(30,000.00 CL$)
     +137.77 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15,000.00 Col$
(3,154.37 CL$)
21,398.89 Col$
(4,500.00 CL$)
     +42.66 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3,000.00 Col$
(630.87 CL$)
11,888.27 Col$
(2,500.00 CL$)
     +296.28 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6,000.00 Col$
(1,261.75 CL$)
14,265.92 Col$
(3,000.00 CL$)
     +137.77 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3,339.97 Col$
(702.37 CL$)
9,193.31 Col$
(1,933.27 CL$)
     +175.25 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2,175.00 Col$
(457.38 CL$)
3,903.17 Col$
(820.80 CL$)
     +79.46 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2,011.54 Col$
(423.01 CL$)
3,247.09 Col$
(682.83 CL$)
     +61.42 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8,511.77 Col$
(1,789.95 CL$)
14,647.40 Col$
(3,080.22 CL$)
     +72.08 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2,564.33 Col$
(539.26 CL$)
4,079.38 Col$
(857.86 CL$)
     +59.08 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1,453.77 Col$
(305.71 CL$)
1,991.05 Col$
(418.70 CL$)
     +36.96 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4,952.00 Col$
(1,041.36 CL$)
9,260.12 Col$
(1,947.32 CL$)
     +87.00 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4,000.45 Col$
(841.26 CL$)
14,035.06 Col$
(2,951.45 CL$)
     +250.84 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5,710.73 Col$
(1,200.92 CL$)
7,878.26 Col$
(1,656.73 CL$)
     +37.96 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6,450.81 Col$
(1,356.55 CL$)
14,941.14 Col$
(3,141.99 CL$)
     +131.62 %
Apples (1 lb) 2,561.67 Col$
(538.70 CL$)
2,176.05 Col$
(457.60 CL$)
     -15.05 %
Banana (1 lb) 1,193.12 Col$
(250.90 CL$)
1,754.18 Col$
(368.89 CL$)
     +47.02 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1,614.79 Col$
(339.58 CL$)
1,702.47 Col$
(358.01 CL$)
     +5.43 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1,241.71 Col$
(261.12 CL$)
2,204.61 Col$
(463.61 CL$)
     +77.55 %
Potato (1 lb) 1,275.73 Col$
(268.27 CL$)
1,586.85 Col$
(333.70 CL$)
     +24.39 %
Onion (1 lb) 1,128.94 Col$
(237.41 CL$)
1,799.89 Col$
(378.50 CL$)
     +59.43 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2,543.75 Col$
(534.93 CL$)
3,715.08 Col$
(781.25 CL$)
     +46.05 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2,533.33 Col$
(532.74 CL$)
4,027.78 Col$
(847.01 CL$)
     +58.99 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 30,000.00 Col$
(6,308.74 CL$)
19,021.23 Col$
(4,000.00 CL$)
     -36.60 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,407.27 Col$
(506.23 CL$)
4,026.52 Col$
(846.74 CL$)
     +67.26 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5,250.00 Col$
(1,104.03 CL$)
6,675.23 Col$
(1,403.74 CL$)
     +27.15 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5,000.00 Col$
(1,051.46 CL$)
16,643.58 Col$
(3,500.00 CL$)
     +232.87 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2,175.00 Col$
(457.38 CL$)
3,495.15 Col$
(735.00 CL$)
     +60.70 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 95,652.17 Col$
(20,114.82 CL$)
165,402.02 Col$
(34,782.61 CL$)
     +72.92 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5,000.00 Col$
(1,051.46 CL$)
1,426.59 Col$
(300.00 CL$)
     -71.47 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2,092.15 Col$
(439.96 CL$)
4,974.40 Col$
(1,046.07 CL$)
     +137.77 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 22,571.60 Col$
(4,746.61 CL$)
37,091.40 Col$
(7,800.00 CL$)
     +64.33 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 9,193.76 Col$
(1,933.37 CL$)
14,702.09 Col$
(3,091.72 CL$)
     +59.91 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 50,000,000.00 Col$
(10,514,566.02 CL$)
55,161,572.90 Col$
(11,600,000.00 CL$)
     +10.32 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 67,209,090.91 Col$
(14,133,488.47 CL$)
50,796,009.94 Col$
(10,681,960.00 CL$)
     -24.42 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 176,889.79 Col$
(37,198.39 CL$)
396,496.37 Col$
(83,379.74 CL$)
     +124.15 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 152.11 Col$
(31.99 CL$)
495.28 Col$
(104.15 CL$)
     +225.61 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 114,574.60 Col$
(24,094.04 CL$)
124,417.31 Col$
(26,163.88 CL$)
     +8.59 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 76,355.22 Col$
(16,056.84 CL$)
118,486.42 Col$
(24,916.67 CL$)
     +55.18 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 29,250.00 Col$
(6,151.02 CL$)
66,800.76 Col$
(14,047.62 CL$)
     +128.38 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12,250.00 Col$
(2,576.07 CL$)
23,776.54 Col$
(5,000.00 CL$)
     +94.09 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 451,904.76 Col$
(95,031.65 CL$)
1,316,003.84 Col$
(276,744.19 CL$)
     +191.21 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,595,309.39 Col$
(2,648,684.24 CL$)
23,104,237.88 Col$
(4,858,620.69 CL$)
     +83.44 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 164,056.98 Col$
(34,499.76 CL$)
171,423.81 Col$
(36,048.94 CL$)
     +4.49 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 108,483.55 Col$
(22,813.15 CL$)
102,471.29 Col$
(21,548.82 CL$)
     -5.54 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 249,611.52 Col$
(52,491.14 CL$)
203,642.31 Col$
(42,824.21 CL$)
     -18.42 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 230,133.33 Col$
(48,395.04 CL$)
272,470.81 Col$
(57,298.25 CL$)
     +18.40 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 849,262.03 Col$
(178,592.43 CL$)
1,596,925.98 Col$
(335,819.67 CL$)
     +88.04 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 725,949.81 Col$
(152,660.94 CL$)
1,331,889.23 Col$
(280,084.75 CL$)
     +83.47 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,350,005.16 Col$
(283,894.37 CL$)
2,891,958.86 Col$
(608,153.85 CL$)
     +114.22 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,368,461.54 Col$
(287,775.58 CL$)
2,505,342.83 Col$
(526,851.85 CL$)
     +83.08 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 356,802.77 Col$
(75,032.53 CL$)
743,061.05 Col$
(156,259.29 CL$)
     +108.26 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 320,239.58 Col$
(67,343.60 CL$)
654,608.73 Col$
(137,658.53 CL$)
     +104.41 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,038,873.60 Col$
(218,466.10 CL$)
2,622,415.65 Col$
(551,471.25 CL$)
     +152.43 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.83 4.05      -65.79 %
Last update: February 2019February 2019
Contributors:202323
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: COP