Cost of Living Comparison Between Medellin and Cuenca 

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Consumer Prices in Cuenca are 15.36% higher than in Medellin (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Cuenca are 18.23% higher than in Medellin
Rent Prices in Cuenca are 28.38% higher than in Medellin
Restaurant Prices in Cuenca are 4.08% higher than in Medellin
Groceries Prices in Cuenca are 22.72% higher than in Medellin
Local Purchasing Power in Cuenca is 14.67% lower than in Medellin
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Restaurants
Medellin Edit Cuenca Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15,354.92 Col$
(4.00 $)
11,511.77 Col$
(3.00 $)
     -25.03 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80,000.00 Col$
(20.85 $)
76,745.13 Col$
(20.00 $)
     -4.07 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 20,000.00 Col$
(5.21 $)
23,023.54 Col$
(6.00 $)
     +15.12 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4,000.00 Col$
(1.04 $)
7,674.51 Col$
(2.00 $)
     +91.86 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8,000.00 Col$
(2.08 $)
11,511.77 Col$
(3.00 $)
     +43.90 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4,837.35 Col$
(1.26 $)
8,420.65 Col$
(2.19 $)
     +74.08 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3,095.91 Col$
(0.81 $)
3,005.85 Col$
(0.78 $)
     -2.91 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2,444.48 Col$
(0.64 $)
2,169.53 Col$
(0.57 $)
     -11.25 %
Markets
Medellin Edit Cuenca Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8,942.34 Col$
(2.33 $)
15,141.12 Col$
(3.95 $)
     +69.32 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3,054.93 Col$
(0.80 $)
5,621.05 Col$
(1.46 $)
     +84.00 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1,607.48 Col$
(0.42 $)
2,121.45 Col$
(0.55 $)
     +31.97 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5,369.17 Col$
(1.40 $)
7,371.02 Col$
(1.92 $)
     +37.28 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4,976.08 Col$
(1.30 $)
7,203.00 Col$
(1.88 $)
     +44.75 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7,309.08 Col$
(1.90 $)
8,160.85 Col$
(2.13 $)
     +11.65 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8,309.18 Col$
(2.17 $)
9,283.40 Col$
(2.42 $)
     +11.72 %
Apples (1 lb) 3,423.47 Col$
(0.89 $)
3,071.98 Col$
(0.80 $)
     -10.27 %
Banana (1 lb) 1,067.37 Col$
(0.28 $)
1,762.31 Col$
(0.46 $)
     +65.11 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2,415.64 Col$
(0.63 $)
1,595.51 Col$
(0.42 $)
     -33.95 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2,138.03 Col$
(0.56 $)
1,790.28 Col$
(0.47 $)
     -16.27 %
Potato (1 lb) 1,710.00 Col$
(0.45 $)
1,765.99 Col$
(0.46 $)
     +3.27 %
Onion (1 lb) 1,566.60 Col$
(0.41 $)
1,740.55 Col$
(0.45 $)
     +11.10 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2,579.84 Col$
(0.67 $)
2,603.85 Col$
(0.68 $)
     +0.93 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2,640.90 Col$
(0.69 $)
3,069.81 Col$
(0.80 $)
     +16.24 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 30,000.00 Col$
(7.82 $)
26,860.80 Col$
(7.00 $)
     -10.46 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3,002.20 Col$
(0.78 $)
4,652.50 Col$
(1.21 $)
     +54.97 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6,951.66 Col$
(1.81 $)
9,055.93 Col$
(2.36 $)
     +30.27 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8,250.00 Col$
(2.15 $)
21,200.84 Col$
(5.53 $)
     +156.98 %
Transportation
Medellin Edit Cuenca Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2,430.00 Col$
(0.63 $)
1,151.18 Col$
(0.30 $)
     -52.63 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 140,000.00 Col$
(36.48 $)
57,558.85 Col$
(15.00 $)
     -58.89 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5,000.00 Col$
(1.30 $)
5,755.89 Col$
(1.50 $)
     +15.12 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6,177.84 Col$
(1.61 $)
9,263.20 Col$
(2.41 $)
     +49.94 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25,100.00 Col$
(6.54 $)
38,372.57 Col$
(10.00 $)
     +52.88 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 9,459.19 Col$
(2.47 $)
9,062.14 Col$
(2.36 $)
     -4.20 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 72,935,867.49 Col$
(19,007.29 $)
99,768,673.34 Col$
(26,000.00 $)
     +36.79 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 74,810,158.44 Col$
(19,495.74 $)
118,954,956.68 Col$
(31,000.00 $)
     +59.01 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Medellin Edit Cuenca Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 219,654.50 Col$
(57.24 $)
111,177.64 Col$
(28.97 $)
     -49.39 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 179.89 Col$
(0.05 $)
492.45 Col$
(0.13 $)
     +173.74 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 108,746.43 Col$
(28.34 $)
152,421.32 Col$
(39.72 $)
     +40.16 %
Sports And Leisure
Medellin Edit Cuenca Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 75,518.73 Col$
(19.68 $)
125,582.95 Col$
(32.73 $)
     +66.29 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 43,500.00 Col$
(11.34 $)
29,930.60 Col$
(7.80 $)
     -31.19 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14,000.00 Col$
(3.65 $)
23,503.20 Col$
(6.12 $)
     +67.88 %
Childcare
Medellin Edit Cuenca Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 661,428.57 Col$
(172.37 $)
798,149.39 Col$
(208.00 $)
     +20.67 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,957,142.86 Col$
(4,158.48 $)
14,875,765.01 Col$
(3,876.67 $)
     -6.78 %
Clothing And Shoes
Medellin Edit Cuenca Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 160,935.65 Col$
(41.94 $)
179,071.98 Col$
(46.67 $)
     +11.27 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 100,510.70 Col$
(26.19 $)
137,044.88 Col$
(35.71 $)
     +36.35 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 272,060.17 Col$
(70.90 $)
292,057.87 Col$
(76.11 $)
     +7.35 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 234,782.61 Col$
(61.19 $)
202,521.88 Col$
(52.78 $)
     -13.74 %
Rent Per Month
Medellin Edit Cuenca Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,013,636.36 Col$
(264.16 $)
1,505,558.94 Col$
(392.35 $)
     +48.53 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,059,587.30 Col$
(276.13 $)
1,214,217.65 Col$
(316.43 $)
     +14.59 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,740,680.00 Col$
(453.63 $)
2,403,928.44 Col$
(626.47 $)
     +38.10 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,768,225.48 Col$
(460.80 $)
2,039,804.86 Col$
(531.58 $)
     +15.36 %
Buy Apartment Price
Medellin Edit Cuenca Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 368,909.90 Col$
(96.14 $)
457,000.33 Col$
(119.10 $)
     +23.88 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 437,221.29 Col$
(113.94 $)
336,455.11 Col$
(87.68 $)
     -23.05 %
Salaries And Financing
Medellin Edit Cuenca Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,534,071.05 Col$
(399.78 $)
1,547,693.52 Col$
(403.33 $)
     +0.89 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 10.66 11.06      +3.83 %
Last update: September 2021August 2021
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