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Cost of Living Comparison Between Medellin and Lima 

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Consumer Prices in Lima are 46.98% higher than in Medellin
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Lima are 52.20% higher than in Medellin
Rent Prices in Lima are 70.21% higher than in Medellin
Restaurant Prices in Lima are 30.56% higher than in Medellin
Groceries Prices in Lima are 52.24% higher than in Medellin
Local Purchasing Power in Lima is 10.00% higher than in Medellin
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13,000.00 Col$
(12.67 S/.)
12,316.36 Col$
(12.00 S/.)
     -5.26 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60,000.00 Col$
(58.46 S/.)
82,109.05 Col$
(80.00 S/.)
     +36.85 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15,000.00 Col$
(14.61 S/.)
16,421.81 Col$
(16.00 S/.)
     +9.48 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3,000.00 Col$
(2.92 S/.)
7,184.54 Col$
(7.00 S/.)
     +139.48 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6,000.00 Col$
(5.85 S/.)
10,270.82 Col$
(10.01 S/.)
     +71.18 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3,377.43 Col$
(3.29 S/.)
8,317.82 Col$
(8.10 S/.)
     +146.28 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2,166.59 Col$
(2.11 S/.)
2,592.52 Col$
(2.53 S/.)
     +19.66 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2,114.20 Col$
(2.06 S/.)
1,854.53 Col$
(1.81 S/.)
     -12.28 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8,487.50 Col$
(8.27 S/.)
18,433.15 Col$
(17.96 S/.)
     +117.18 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2,667.98 Col$
(2.60 S/.)
5,083.12 Col$
(4.95 S/.)
     +90.52 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1,373.88 Col$
(1.34 S/.)
1,678.57 Col$
(1.64 S/.)
     +22.18 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5,445.14 Col$
(5.31 S/.)
6,523.89 Col$
(6.36 S/.)
     +19.81 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3,805.27 Col$
(3.71 S/.)
12,020.83 Col$
(11.71 S/.)
     +215.90 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5,981.19 Col$
(5.83 S/.)
7,479.75 Col$
(7.29 S/.)
     +25.05 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6,321.94 Col$
(6.16 S/.)
12,050.77 Col$
(11.74 S/.)
     +90.62 %
Apples (1 lb) 2,807.04 Col$
(2.73 S/.)
2,700.60 Col$
(2.63 S/.)
     -3.79 %
Banana (1 lb) 1,083.04 Col$
(1.06 S/.)
1,914.85 Col$
(1.87 S/.)
     +76.80 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1,648.93 Col$
(1.61 S/.)
1,644.08 Col$
(1.60 S/.)
     -0.29 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1,275.10 Col$
(1.24 S/.)
1,933.67 Col$
(1.88 S/.)
     +51.65 %
Potato (1 lb) 1,176.32 Col$
(1.15 S/.)
1,512.73 Col$
(1.47 S/.)
     +28.60 %
Onion (1 lb) 1,225.71 Col$
(1.19 S/.)
1,548.95 Col$
(1.51 S/.)
     +26.37 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2,533.33 Col$
(2.47 S/.)
2,677.93 Col$
(2.61 S/.)
     +5.71 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2,416.67 Col$
(2.35 S/.)
3,187.13 Col$
(3.11 S/.)
     +31.88 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 36,000.00 Col$
(35.08 S/.)
34,260.00 Col$
(33.38 S/.)
     -4.83 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3,685.86 Col$
(3.59 S/.)
5,498.37 Col$
(5.36 S/.)
     +49.17 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6,000.00 Col$
(5.85 S/.)
10,554.41 Col$
(10.28 S/.)
     +75.91 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5,450.00 Col$
(5.31 S/.)
12,829.54 Col$
(12.50 S/.)
     +135.40 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2,200.00 Col$
(2.14 S/.)
1,744.82 Col$
(1.70 S/.)
     -20.69 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 93,826.09 Col$
(91.42 S/.)
88,501.50 Col$
(86.23 S/.)
     -5.67 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,600.00 Col$
(3.51 S/.)
7,184.54 Col$
(7.00 S/.)
     +99.57 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2,076.05 Col$
(2.02 S/.)
8,258.86 Col$
(8.05 S/.)
     +297.82 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25,000.00 Col$
(24.36 S/.)
20,527.26 Col$
(20.00 S/.)
     -17.89 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 9,380.65 Col$
(9.14 S/.)
14,947.75 Col$
(14.56 S/.)
     +59.35 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 50,000,000.00 Col$
(48,715.70 S/.)
61,624,892.75 Col$
(60,042.00 S/.)
     +23.25 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 67,810,000.00 Col$
(66,068.24 S/.)
61,664,407.73 Col$
(60,080.50 S/.)
     -9.06 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 180,801.39 Col$
(176.16 S/.)
227,213.05 Col$
(221.38 S/.)
     +25.67 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 147.83 Col$
(0.14 S/.)
520.18 Col$
(0.51 S/.)
     +251.87 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 127,533.17 Col$
(124.26 S/.)
132,024.51 Col$
(128.63 S/.)
     +3.52 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 71,670.69 Col$
(69.83 S/.)
181,951.37 Col$
(177.28 S/.)
     +153.87 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22,600.00 Col$
(22.02 S/.)
41,934.26 Col$
(40.86 S/.)
     +85.55 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12,000.00 Col$
(11.69 S/.)
20,527.26 Col$
(20.00 S/.)
     +71.06 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 530,952.38 Col$
(517.31 S/.)
804,228.79 Col$
(783.57 S/.)
     +51.47 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,894,030.77 Col$
(10,614.21 S/.)
17,947,297.39 Col$
(17,486.30 S/.)
     +64.74 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 160,567.43 Col$
(156.44 S/.)
152,928.10 Col$
(149.00 S/.)
     -4.76 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 107,853.33 Col$
(105.08 S/.)
111,715.67 Col$
(108.85 S/.)
     +3.58 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 242,517.09 Col$
(236.29 S/.)
253,119.25 Col$
(246.62 S/.)
     +4.37 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 231,105.67 Col$
(225.17 S/.)
258,246.20 Col$
(251.61 S/.)
     +11.74 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 881,751.61 Col$
(859.10 S/.)
1,597,589.42 Col$
(1,556.55 S/.)
     +81.18 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 767,181.48 Col$
(747.48 S/.)
1,052,409.91 Col$
(1,025.38 S/.)
     +37.18 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,577,570.83 Col$
(1,537.05 S/.)
3,113,870.15 Col$
(3,033.89 S/.)
     +97.38 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,408,214.29 Col$
(1,372.04 S/.)
2,124,711.19 Col$
(2,070.14 S/.)
     +50.88 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 349,777.03 Col$
(340.79 S/.)
573,468.36 Col$
(558.74 S/.)
     +63.95 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 328,580.65 Col$
(320.14 S/.)
377,200.68 Col$
(367.51 S/.)
     +14.80 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 986,478.27 Col$
(961.14 S/.)
1,651,570.27 Col$
(1,609.15 S/.)
     +67.42 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.33 9.00      -20.59 %
Last update: October 2019October 2019
Contributors:200224
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: COP