Cost of Living Comparison Between Medellin and Bucaramanga 

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Consumer Prices in Bucaramanga are 21.7% lower than in Medellin (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Bucaramanga are 27.1% lower than in Medellin
Rent Prices in Bucaramanga are 44.7% lower than in Medellin
Restaurant Prices in Bucaramanga are 26.5% lower than in Medellin
Groceries Prices in Bucaramanga are 30.1% lower than in Medellin
Local Purchasing Power in Bucaramanga is 8.7% lower than in Medellin
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Restaurants
Medellin Edit Bucaramanga Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16,000.00 Col$ 12,000.00 Col$      -25.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 91,163.99 Col$ 60,000.00 Col$      -34.2 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 23,500.00 Col$ 18,000.00 Col$      -23.4 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5,000.00 Col$ 5,000.00 Col$      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9,000.00 Col$ 6,000.00 Col$      -33.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5,316.33 Col$ 4,323.28 Col$      -18.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3,384.33 Col$ 3,202.05 Col$      -5.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2,639.52 Col$ 2,373.77 Col$      -10.1 %
Markets
Medellin Edit Bucaramanga Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 12,310.50 Col$ 13,574.74 Col$      +10.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4,001.83 Col$ 2,280.92 Col$      -43.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1,772.98 Col$ 1,710.25 Col$      -3.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6,932.80 Col$ 5,450.00 Col$      -21.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6,903.28 Col$ 4,915.67 Col$      -28.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 9,094.27 Col$ 6,375.98 Col$      -29.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 12,512.24 Col$ 9,895.21 Col$      -20.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 4,469.51 Col$ 2,154.57 Col$      -51.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 1,492.04 Col$ 925.33 Col$      -38.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2,101.24 Col$ 834.61 Col$      -60.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2,125.22 Col$ 1,398.58 Col$      -34.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 2,235.81 Col$ 695.51 Col$      -68.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 2,087.63 Col$ 1,070.48 Col$      -48.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3,029.40 Col$ 2,000.00 Col$      -34.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2,592.18 Col$ 2,633.33 Col$      +1.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 29,990.00 Col$ 25,000.00 Col$      -16.6 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3,876.31 Col$ 3,000.00 Col$      -22.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6,653.68 Col$ 4,900.00 Col$      -26.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8,150.00 Col$ 9,000.00 Col$      +10.4 %
Transportation
Medellin Edit Bucaramanga Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2,650.00 Col$ 2,600.00 Col$      -1.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 150,000.00 Col$ 150,000.00 Col$      0.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4,400.00 Col$ 5,600.00 Col$      +27.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 11,265.41 Col$ 9,334.20 Col$      -17.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30,000.00 Col$ 15,000.00 Col$      -50.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 9,379.78 Col$ 9,208.77 Col$      -1.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 75,000,000.00 Col$ 80,000,000.00 Col$      +6.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 96,500,000.00 Col$ 77,966,666.67 Col$      -19.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Medellin Edit Bucaramanga Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 274,219.39 Col$ 233,000.00 Col$      -15.0 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 166.67 Col$ 151.43 Col$      -9.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 102,867.96 Col$ 73,750.00 Col$      -28.3 %
Sports And Leisure
Medellin Edit Bucaramanga Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 84,850.59 Col$ 82,857.14 Col$      -2.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 46,111.11 Col$ 20,000.00 Col$      -56.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15,000.00 Col$ 12,000.00 Col$      -20.0 %
Childcare
Medellin Edit Bucaramanga Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 701,250.00 Col$ 432,500.00 Col$      -38.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,100,000.00 Col$ 8,600,000.00 Col$      -59.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
Medellin Edit Bucaramanga Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 188,666.47 Col$ 190,000.00 Col$      +0.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 146,070.93 Col$ 114,285.71 Col$      -21.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 289,721.89 Col$ 271,250.00 Col$      -6.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 257,857.14 Col$ 131,666.67 Col$      -48.9 %
Rent Per Month
Medellin Edit Bucaramanga Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,428,580.91 Col$ 818,750.00 Col$      -42.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,129,046.34 Col$ 637,500.00 Col$      -43.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,462,284.77 Col$ 1,328,571.43 Col$      -46.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,911,736.34 Col$ 1,050,000.00 Col$      -45.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Medellin Edit Bucaramanga Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 501,489.54 Col$ 340,641.64 Col$      -32.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 457,923.84 Col$ 371,609.07 Col$      -18.8 %
Salaries And Financing
Medellin Edit Bucaramanga Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,678,495.54 Col$ 1,117,250.00 Col$      -33.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 10.38 11.67      +12.4 %
Last update: February 2023January 2023
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