Cost of Living Comparison Between Medellin and Loja 

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Consumer Prices in Loja are 9.6% higher than in Medellin (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Loja are 4.1% higher than in Medellin
Rent Prices in Loja are 13.8% lower than in Medellin
Restaurant Prices in Loja are 6.4% higher than in Medellin
Groceries Prices in Loja are 13.5% lower than in Medellin
Local Purchasing Power in Loja is 7.7% higher than in Medellin
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Restaurants
Medellin Edit Loja Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17,000.00 Col$
(3.61 $)
14,127.67 Col$
(3.00 $)
     -16.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 92,592.70 Col$
(19.66 $)
113,021.36 Col$
(24.00 $)
     +22.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 23,500.00 Col$
(4.99 $)
23,546.12 Col$
(5.00 $)
     +0.2 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5,000.00 Col$
(1.06 $)
7,063.84 Col$
(1.50 $)
     +41.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9,000.00 Col$
(1.91 $)
9,418.45 Col$
(2.00 $)
     +4.6 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5,306.22 Col$
(1.13 $)
8,005.68 Col$
(1.70 $)
     +50.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3,358.24 Col$
(0.71 $)
3,414.19 Col$
(0.72 $)
     +1.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2,617.33 Col$
(0.56 $)
2,166.24 Col$
(0.46 $)
     -17.2 %
Markets
Medellin Edit Loja Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 12,304.29 Col$
(2.61 $)
17,558.96 Col$
(3.73 $)
     +42.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4,000.21 Col$
(0.85 $)
6,087.80 Col$
(1.29 $)
     +52.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1,772.09 Col$
(0.38 $)
2,349.68 Col$
(0.50 $)
     +32.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6,932.80 Col$
(1.47 $)
7,289.88 Col$
(1.55 $)
     +5.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6,903.28 Col$
(1.47 $)
5,740.69 Col$
(1.22 $)
     -16.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 9,088.35 Col$
(1.93 $)
8,128.56 Col$
(1.73 $)
     -10.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 12,512.24 Col$
(2.66 $)
4,272.14 Col$
(0.91 $)
     -65.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 4,466.26 Col$
(0.95 $)
2,458.95 Col$
(0.52 $)
     -44.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 1,490.37 Col$
(0.32 $)
1,282.47 Col$
(0.27 $)
     -13.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2,101.61 Col$
(0.45 $)
1,374.14 Col$
(0.29 $)
     -34.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2,125.22 Col$
(0.45 $)
1,304.24 Col$
(0.28 $)
     -38.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 2,234.13 Col$
(0.47 $)
1,175.83 Col$
(0.25 $)
     -47.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 2,085.97 Col$
(0.44 $)
1,122.67 Col$
(0.24 $)
     -46.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3,029.81 Col$
(0.64 $)
3,296.46 Col$
(0.70 $)
     +8.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2,590.13 Col$
(0.55 $)
5,101.66 Col$
(1.08 $)
     +97.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 29,990.00 Col$
(6.37 $)
37,673.79 Col$
(8.00 $)
     +25.6 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3,876.31 Col$
(0.82 $)
7,848.71 Col$
(1.67 $)
     +102.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6,653.68 Col$
(1.41 $)
11,773.06 Col$
(2.50 $)
     +76.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8,150.00 Col$
(1.73 $)
11,302.14 Col$
(2.40 $)
     +38.7 %
Transportation
Medellin Edit Loja Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2,650.00 Col$
(0.56 $)
1,412.77 Col$
(0.30 $)
     -46.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 150,000.00 Col$
(31.85 $)
70,638.35 Col$
(15.00 $)
     -52.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4,400.00 Col$
(0.93 $)
5,886.53 Col$
(1.25 $)
     +33.8 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 11,265.41 Col$
(2.39 $)
9,473.45 Col$
(2.01 $)
     -15.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30,000.00 Col$
(6.37 $)
47,092.23 Col$
(10.00 $)
     +57.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 9,373.57 Col$
(1.99 $)
12,234.82 Col$
(2.60 $)
     +30.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 75,000,000.00 Col$
(15,926.19 $)
141,276,704.34 Col$
(30,000.00 $)
     +88.4 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 96,500,000.00 Col$
(20,491.70 $)
140,334,859.64 Col$
(29,800.00 $)
     +45.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Medellin Edit Loja Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 274,219.39 Col$
(58.23 $)
178,277.75 Col$
(37.86 $)
     -35.0 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 166.67 Col$
(0.04 $)
470.92 Col$
(0.10 $)
     +182.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 102,878.79 Col$
(21.85 $)
171,298.00 Col$
(36.38 $)
     +66.5 %
Sports And Leisure
Medellin Edit Loja Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 84,860.67 Col$
(18.02 $)
170,709.35 Col$
(36.25 $)
     +101.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 46,111.11 Col$
(9.79 $)
67,106.43 Col$
(14.25 $)
     +45.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15,000.00 Col$
(3.19 $)
30,609.95 Col$
(6.50 $)
     +104.1 %
Childcare
Medellin Edit Loja Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 701,250.00 Col$
(148.91 $)
329,645.64 Col$
(70.00 $)
     -53.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,100,000.00 Col$
(4,480.57 $)
32,493,642.00 Col$
(6,900.00 $)
     +54.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
Medellin Edit Loja Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 180,195.88 Col$
(38.26 $)
275,825.95 Col$
(58.57 $)
     +53.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 142,332.87 Col$
(30.22 $)
208,551.33 Col$
(44.29 $)
     +46.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 288,683.89 Col$
(61.30 $)
450,908.15 Col$
(95.75 $)
     +56.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 257,857.14 Col$
(54.76 $)
306,099.53 Col$
(65.00 $)
     +18.7 %
Rent Per Month
Medellin Edit Loja Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,410,038.02 Col$
(299.42 $)
1,255,792.93 Col$
(266.67 $)
     -10.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,128,099.96 Col$
(239.55 $)
1,020,331.75 Col$
(216.67 $)
     -9.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,462,708.31 Col$
(522.95 $)
2,197,637.62 Col$
(466.67 $)
     -10.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,912,037.15 Col$
(406.02 $)
1,587,008.31 Col$
(337.00 $)
     -17.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Medellin Edit Loja Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 501,489.54 Col$
(106.49 $)
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 457,779.68 Col$
(97.21 $)
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Salaries And Financing
Medellin Edit Loja Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,678,716.13 Col$
(356.47 $)
1,883,689.39 Col$
(400.00 $)
     +12.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 10.38 11.93      +15.0 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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