Cost of Living Comparison Between Cuenca and Medellin 

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Consumer Prices in Medellin are 10.2% lower than in Cuenca (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Medellin are 7.4% lower than in Cuenca
Rent Prices in Medellin are 2.5% higher than in Cuenca
Restaurant Prices in Medellin are 13.6% lower than in Cuenca
Groceries Prices in Medellin are 11.2% lower than in Cuenca
Local Purchasing Power in Medellin is 14.0% lower than in Cuenca
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Restaurants
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 3.50 $
(14,376.55 Col$)
4.87 $
(20,000.00 Col$)
     +39.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 31.00 $
(127,335.17 Col$)
24.35 $
(100,000.00 Col$)
     -21.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $
(28,753.10 Col$)
6.09 $
(25,000.00 Col$)
     -13.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.00 $
(12,322.76 Col$)
1.22 $
(5,000.00 Col$)
     -59.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 $
(20,537.93 Col$)
2.43 $
(10,000.00 Col$)
     -51.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.27 $
(9,344.76 Col$)
1.44 $
(5,921.79 Col$)
     -36.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.89 $
(3,646.62 Col$)
0.88 $
(3,600.39 Col$)
     -1.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.75 $
(3,080.69 Col$)
0.67 $
(2,755.87 Col$)
     -10.5 %
Markets
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.26 $
(17,510.46 Col$)
3.66 $
(15,028.32 Col$)
     -14.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.58 $
(6,475.56 Col$)
1.10 $
(4,510.89 Col$)
     -30.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.63 $
(2,569.13 Col$)
0.53 $
(2,182.69 Col$)
     -15.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.04 $
(8,364.81 Col$)
1.95 $
(7,996.60 Col$)
     -4.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.00 $
(12,317.19 Col$)
2.04 $
(8,366.49 Col$)
     -32.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.67 $
(10,963.98 Col$)
2.53 $
(10,386.74 Col$)
     -5.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2.88 $
(11,846.38 Col$)
3.63 $
(14,897.58 Col$)
     +25.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.77 $
(3,142.62 Col$)
1.09 $
(4,483.25 Col$)
     +42.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.50 $
(2,073.32 Col$)
0.39 $
(1,589.53 Col$)
     -23.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.45 $
(1,864.82 Col$)
0.53 $
(2,164.77 Col$)
     +16.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.58 $
(2,369.51 Col$)
0.56 $
(2,299.02 Col$)
     -3.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.49 $
(2,018.44 Col$)
0.49 $
(2,027.01 Col$)
     +0.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.48 $
(1,981.95 Col$)
0.50 $
(2,049.99 Col$)
     +3.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.59 $
(2,438.88 Col$)
0.80 $
(3,282.99 Col$)
     +34.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.11 $
(4,577.02 Col$)
0.70 $
(2,893.09 Col$)
     -36.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $
(41,075.86 Col$)
8.52 $
(35,000.00 Col$)
     -14.8 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.75 $
(7,208.02 Col$)
1.06 $
(4,361.88 Col$)
     -39.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.94 $
(12,091.71 Col$)
1.81 $
(7,433.78 Col$)
     -38.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.00 $
(24,645.52 Col$)
2.12 $
(8,700.00 Col$)
     -64.7 %
Transportation
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.35 $
(1,437.66 Col$)
0.70 $
(2,880.00 Col$)
     +100.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 26.00 $
(106,797.24 Col$)
40.17 $
(165,000.00 Col$)
     +54.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.50 $
(6,161.38 Col$)
1.22 $
(5,000.00 Col$)
     -18.8 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.41 $
(9,915.78 Col$)
3.13 $
(12,874.76 Col$)
     +29.8 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.00 $
(61,613.79 Col$)
6.82 $
(28,000.00 Col$)
     -54.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.61 $
(10,735.15 Col$)
2.43 $
(9,973.94 Col$)
     -7.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 $
(123,227,581.29 Col$)
18,989.26 $
(78,000,000.00 Col$)
     -36.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,000.00 $
(119,119,995.25 Col$)
25,745.05 $
(105,750,000.00 Col$)
     -11.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 37.59 $
(154,414.81 Col$)
69.44 $
(285,216.57 Col$)
     +84.7 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 12.71 $
(52,225.02 Col$)
9.27 $
(38,060.89 Col$)
     -27.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 38.58 $
(158,484.36 Col$)
25.37 $
(104,217.39 Col$)
     -34.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 33.11 $
(136,006.74 Col$)
25.05 $
(102,897.21 Col$)
     -24.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.25 $
(42,102.76 Col$)
14.61 $
(60,000.00 Col$)
     +42.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 6.50 $
(26,699.31 Col$)
3.77 $
(15,500.00 Col$)
     -41.9 %
Childcare
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 234.17 $
(961,859.73 Col$)
217.02 $
(891,428.57 Col$)
     -7.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 5,233.33 $
(21,496,366.96 Col$)
5,607.51 $
(23,033,333.33 Col$)
     +7.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 65.00 $
(266,993.09 Col$)
49.24 $
(202,257.67 Col$)
     -24.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 52.86 $
(217,115.26 Col$)
35.44 $
(145,578.02 Col$)
     -32.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 112.62 $
(462,616.88 Col$)
82.15 $
(337,432.32 Col$)
     -27.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 73.12 $
(300,367.23 Col$)
74.12 $
(304,468.14 Col$)
     +1.4 %
Rent Per Month
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 420.83 $
(1,728,609.13 Col$)
391.05 $
(1,606,258.77 Col$)
     -7.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 368.50 $
(1,513,645.46 Col$)
326.50 $
(1,341,114.92 Col$)
     -11.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 702.27 $
(2,884,645.65 Col$)
703.75 $
(2,890,724.67 Col$)
     +0.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 562.31 $
(2,309,727.23 Col$)
664.73 $
(2,730,448.06 Col$)
     +18.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 120.77 $
(496,085.27 Col$)
133.66 $
(549,007.09 Col$)
     +10.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 122.32 $
(502,445.34 Col$)
121.41 $
(498,694.76 Col$)
     -0.7 %
Salaries And Financing
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 455.00 $
(1,868,951.65 Col$)
362.35 $
(1,488,392.63 Col$)
     -20.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 10.98 12.68      +15.5 %
Last update: September 2023September 2023
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