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Cost of Living Comparison Between Medellin and Bucaramanga 

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Consumer Prices in Bucaramanga are 11.39% lower than in Medellin
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Bucaramanga are 15.17% lower than in Medellin
Rent Prices in Bucaramanga are 28.24% lower than in Medellin
Restaurant Prices in Bucaramanga are 24.79% lower than in Medellin
Groceries Prices in Bucaramanga are 16.98% lower than in Medellin
Local Purchasing Power in Bucaramanga is 6.94% higher than in Medellin
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  MedellinBucaramangaDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13,000.00 Col$ 7,500.00 Col$      -42.31 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60,000.00 Col$ 45,000.00 Col$      -25.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15,000.00 Col$ 13,000.00 Col$      -13.33 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3,000.00 Col$ 3,000.00 Col$      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6,000.00 Col$ 5,000.00 Col$      -16.67 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3,278.37 Col$ 3,666.67 Col$      +11.84 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2,129.18 Col$ 2,060.00 Col$      -3.25 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2,077.10 Col$ 1,500.00 Col$      -27.78 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8,461.65 Col$ 9,274.26 Col$      +9.60 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2,732.92 Col$ 2,267.96 Col$      -17.01 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1,381.64 Col$ 1,156.66 Col$      -16.28 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5,482.13 Col$ 3,600.00 Col$      -34.33 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3,805.27 Col$ 3,160.78 Col$      -16.94 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 6,072.60 Col$ 3,175.15 Col$      -47.71 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6,321.94 Col$ 6,350.30 Col$      +0.45 %
Apples (1 lb) 2,670.09 Col$ 2,267.96 Col$      -15.06 %
Banana (1 lb) 1,123.31 Col$ 1,360.78 Col$      +21.14 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1,648.93 Col$ 907.19 Col$      -44.98 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1,221.87 Col$ 1,360.78 Col$      +11.37 %
Potato (1 lb) 1,162.33 Col$ 680.39 Col$      -41.46 %
Onion (1 lb) 1,169.14 Col$ 1,133.98 Col$      -3.01 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2,300.00 Col$ 1,750.00 Col$      -23.91 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2,285.71 Col$ 3,000.00 Col$      +31.25 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 36,000.00 Col$ 25,000.00 Col$      -30.56 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3,685.86 Col$ 2,500.00 Col$      -32.17 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6,000.00 Col$ 5,000.00 Col$      -16.67 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5,450.00 Col$ 5,850.00 Col$      +7.34 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2,200.00 Col$ 2,300.00 Col$      +4.55 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 93,826.09 Col$ 129,000.00 Col$      +37.49 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4,750.00 Col$ 4,000.00 Col$      -15.79 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2,076.05 Col$ 6,437.38 Col$      +210.08 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24,056.37 Col$ 21,000.00 Col$      -12.71 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 9,370.27 Col$ 6,700.00 Col$      -28.50 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 50,000,000.00 Col$ 36,990,000.00 Col$      -26.02 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 67,810,000.00 Col$ 63,666,666.67 Col$      -6.11 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 171,126.70 Col$ 162,708.33 Col$      -4.92 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 141.05 Col$ 129.00 Col$      -8.54 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 124,049.69 Col$ 62,500.00 Col$      -49.62 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 73,801.19 Col$ 103,500.00 Col$      +40.24 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22,600.00 Col$ 35,000.00 Col$      +54.87 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12,000.00 Col$ 11,000.00 Col$      -8.33 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 497,619.05 Col$ 250,000.00 Col$      -49.76 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,885,828.54 Col$ 6,000,000.00 Col$      -49.52 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 162,031.92 Col$ 152,500.00 Col$      -5.88 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 109,185.86 Col$ 102,222.22 Col$      -6.38 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 255,961.73 Col$ 250,000.00 Col$      -2.33 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 233,178.57 Col$ 228,888.89 Col$      -1.84 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 883,006.51 Col$ 593,750.00 Col$      -32.76 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 761,610.44 Col$ 468,750.00 Col$      -38.45 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,557,635.40 Col$ 1,266,666.67 Col$      -18.68 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,393,703.70 Col$ 968,750.00 Col$      -30.49 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 349,777.03 Col$ 325,157.93 Col$      -7.04 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 328,580.65 Col$ 390,189.52 Col$      +18.75 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,046,821.30 Col$ 949,686.00 Col$      -9.28 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.47 9.10      -20.69 %
Last update: September 2019September 2019
Contributors:19837
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: COP