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Cost of Living Comparison Between San Jose and Medellin 

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Consumer Prices in Medellin are 50.36% lower than in San Jose
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Medellin are 50.55% lower than in San Jose
Rent Prices in Medellin are 51.20% lower than in San Jose
Restaurant Prices in Medellin are 54.88% lower than in San Jose
Groceries Prices in Medellin are 54.44% lower than in San Jose
Local Purchasing Power in Medellin is 27.55% lower than in San Jose
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4,028.50 ₡
(23,585.17 Col$)
2,220.48 ₡
(13,000.00 Col$)
     -44.88 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 27,000.00 ₡
(158,073.63 Col$)
10,248.39 ₡
(60,000.00 Col$)
     -62.04 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4,000.00 ₡
(23,418.32 Col$)
2,562.10 ₡
(15,000.00 Col$)
     -35.95 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,500.00 ₡
(8,781.87 Col$)
512.42 ₡
(3,000.00 Col$)
     -65.84 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,500.00 ₡
(14,636.45 Col$)
1,024.84 ₡
(6,000.00 Col$)
     -59.01 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1,664.44 ₡
(9,744.57 Col$)
567.02 ₡
(3,319.66 Col$)
     -65.93 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 863.17 ₡
(5,053.52 Col$)
366.68 ₡
(2,146.75 Col$)
     -57.52 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 779.81 ₡
(4,565.48 Col$)
354.43 ₡
(2,075.01 Col$)
     -54.55 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2,894.26 ₡
(16,944.69 Col$)
1,446.61 ₡
(8,469.32 Col$)
     -50.02 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 938.88 ₡
(5,496.74 Col$)
466.80 ₡
(2,732.92 Col$)
     -50.28 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 548.44 ₡
(3,210.87 Col$)
235.99 ₡
(1,381.64 Col$)
     -56.97 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,644.17 ₡
(9,625.90 Col$)
936.38 ₡
(5,482.13 Col$)
     -43.05 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,752.50 ₡
(10,260.17 Col$)
649.97 ₡
(3,805.27 Col$)
     -62.91 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2,089.40 ₡
(12,232.56 Col$)
1,037.24 ₡
(6,072.60 Col$)
     -50.36 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,747.32 ₡
(16,084.39 Col$)
1,079.83 ₡
(6,321.94 Col$)
     -60.70 %
Apples (1 lb) 1,005.46 ₡
(5,886.57 Col$)
479.46 ₡
(2,807.04 Col$)
     -52.31 %
Banana (1 lb) 382.53 ₡
(2,239.55 Col$)
184.99 ₡
(1,083.04 Col$)
     -51.64 %
Oranges (1 lb) 599.75 ₡
(3,511.29 Col$)
281.65 ₡
(1,648.93 Col$)
     -53.04 %
Tomato (1 lb) 692.76 ₡
(4,055.82 Col$)
217.80 ₡
(1,275.10 Col$)
     -68.56 %
Potato (1 lb) 539.27 ₡
(3,157.21 Col$)
200.92 ₡
(1,176.32 Col$)
     -62.74 %
Onion (1 lb) 490.38 ₡
(2,870.99 Col$)
209.36 ₡
(1,225.71 Col$)
     -57.31 %
Lettuce (1 head) 588.89 ₡
(3,447.70 Col$)
432.71 ₡
(2,533.33 Col$)
     -26.52 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,456.25 ₡
(8,525.73 Col$)
390.41 ₡
(2,285.71 Col$)
     -73.19 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8,000.00 ₡
(46,836.63 Col$)
6,149.03 ₡
(36,000.00 Col$)
     -23.14 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1,036.06 ₡
(6,065.70 Col$)
629.57 ₡
(3,685.86 Col$)
     -39.23 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,722.22 ₡
(10,082.89 Col$)
1,024.84 ₡
(6,000.00 Col$)
     -40.49 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2,200.00 ₡
(12,880.07 Col$)
930.90 ₡
(5,450.00 Col$)
     -57.69 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 400.00 ₡
(2,341.83 Col$)
375.77 ₡
(2,200.00 Col$)
     -6.06 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 26,989.28 ₡
(158,010.88 Col$)
16,026.10 ₡
(93,826.09 Col$)
     -40.62 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 650.00 ₡
(3,805.48 Col$)
811.33 ₡
(4,750.00 Col$)
     +24.82 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,062.17 ₡
(6,218.54 Col$)
354.60 ₡
(2,076.05 Col$)
     -66.62 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 4,895.00 ₡
(28,658.16 Col$)
4,270.16 ₡
(25,000.00 Col$)
     -12.76 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,417.89 ₡
(14,155.74 Col$)
1,602.28 ₡
(9,380.65 Col$)
     -33.73 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 12,000,000.00 ₡
(70,254,947.03 Col$)
8,540,323.85 ₡
(50,000,000.00 Col$)
     -28.83 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 14,879,174.08 ₡
(87,111,298.88 Col$)
11,582,387.21 ₡
(67,810,000.00 Col$)
     -22.16 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 44,858.38 ₡
(262,626.94 Col$)
29,868.65 ₡
(174,868.39 Col$)
     -33.42 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 37.32 ₡
(218.51 Col$)
24.91 ₡
(145.84 Col$)
     -33.26 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 45,809.49 ₡
(268,195.30 Col$)
21,770.82 ₡
(127,459.01 Col$)
     -52.48 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 33,498.93 ₡
(196,122.12 Col$)
12,683.05 ₡
(74,253.93 Col$)
     -62.14 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15,000.00 ₡
(87,818.68 Col$)
3,860.23 ₡
(22,600.00 Col$)
     -74.27 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3,500.00 ₡
(20,491.03 Col$)
2,049.68 ₡
(12,000.00 Col$)
     -41.44 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 209,209.75 ₡
(1,224,835.01 Col$)
86,623.28 ₡
(507,142.86 Col$)
     -58.60 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 5,070,097.77 ₡
(29,683,287.55 Col$)
1,946,506.62 ₡
(11,395,976.60 Col$)
     -61.61 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 38,954.04 ₡
(228,059.47 Col$)
27,372.80 ₡
(160,256.23 Col$)
     -29.73 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 28,061.16 ₡
(164,286.28 Col$)
18,662.10 ₡
(109,258.76 Col$)
     -33.49 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 56,150.82 ₡
(328,739.41 Col$)
43,265.46 ₡
(253,301.08 Col$)
     -22.95 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 56,105.68 ₡
(328,475.10 Col$)
39,927.49 ₡
(233,758.62 Col$)
     -28.84 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 295,686.50 ₡
(1,731,119.96 Col$)
150,971.62 ₡
(883,875.28 Col$)
     -48.94 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 261,315.64 ₡
(1,529,893.04 Col$)
130,134.69 ₡
(761,883.83 Col$)
     -50.20 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 594,155.71 ₡
(3,478,531.52 Col$)
266,212.58 ₡
(1,558,562.55 Col$)
     -55.19 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 458,077.83 ₡
(2,681,852.81 Col$)
238,053.62 ₡
(1,393,703.70 Col$)
     -48.03 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 70,813.79 ₡
(414,584.94 Col$)
59,744.18 ₡
(349,777.03 Col$)
     -15.63 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 71,974.69 ₡
(421,381.53 Col$)
56,123.70 ₡
(328,580.65 Col$)
     -22.02 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 495,333.33 ₡
(2,899,968.09 Col$)
177,440.73 ₡
(1,038,840.74 Col$)
     -64.18 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.58 11.47      +19.81 %
Last update: September 2019September 2019
Contributors:127202
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: CRC