Cost of Living Comparison Between Cuenca and Medellin 

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Consumer Prices in Medellin are 15.29% lower than in Cuenca (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Medellin are 17.44% lower than in Cuenca
Rent Prices in Medellin are 24.32% lower than in Cuenca
Restaurant Prices in Medellin are 7.34% lower than in Cuenca
Groceries Prices in Medellin are 19.55% lower than in Cuenca
Local Purchasing Power in Medellin is 4.13% higher than in Cuenca
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Restaurants
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 3.00 $
(11,588.66 Col$)
3.88 $
(15,000.00 Col$)
     +29.44 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 22.50 $
(86,914.96 Col$)
20.71 $
(80,000.00 Col$)
     -7.96 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 $
(23,177.32 Col$)
5.06 $
(19,536.79 Col$)
     -15.71 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.00 $
(7,725.77 Col$)
1.04 $
(4,000.00 Col$)
     -48.23 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.00 $
(11,588.66 Col$)
2.07 $
(8,000.00 Col$)
     -30.97 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.11 $
(8,154.98 Col$)
1.27 $
(4,899.02 Col$)
     -39.93 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.78 $
(3,025.93 Col$)
0.78 $
(3,014.94 Col$)
     -0.36 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.53 $
(2,044.11 Col$)
0.63 $
(2,435.61 Col$)
     +19.15 %
Markets
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.95 $
(15,242.25 Col$)
2.36 $
(9,124.77 Col$)
     -40.14 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.46 $
(5,658.60 Col$)
0.81 $
(3,134.03 Col$)
     -44.61 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.55 $
(2,135.62 Col$)
0.41 $
(1,586.30 Col$)
     -25.72 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.92 $
(7,420.25 Col$)
1.39 $
(5,371.38 Col$)
     -27.61 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1.88 $
(7,251.11 Col$)
1.23 $
(4,766.32 Col$)
     -34.27 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.13 $
(8,215.36 Col$)
1.88 $
(7,266.11 Col$)
     -11.55 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2.42 $
(9,345.40 Col$)
2.00 $
(7,734.50 Col$)
     -17.24 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.80 $
(3,092.50 Col$)
0.87 $
(3,364.24 Col$)
     +8.79 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.46 $
(1,774.08 Col$)
0.28 $
(1,071.37 Col$)
     -39.61 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.42 $
(1,606.16 Col$)
0.56 $
(2,147.50 Col$)
     +33.70 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.47 $
(1,802.24 Col$)
0.55 $
(2,134.84 Col$)
     +18.45 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.46 $
(1,777.79 Col$)
0.44 $
(1,700.40 Col$)
     -4.35 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.45 $
(1,752.18 Col$)
0.39 $
(1,500.86 Col$)
     -14.34 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.68 $
(2,621.24 Col$)
0.68 $
(2,637.96 Col$)
     +0.64 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.80 $
(3,090.31 Col$)
0.72 $
(2,765.09 Col$)
     -10.52 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 $
(27,040.21 Col$)
7.77 $
(30,000.00 Col$)
     +10.95 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.21 $
(4,683.57 Col$)
0.79 $
(3,069.38 Col$)
     -34.47 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.36 $
(9,116.41 Col$)
1.88 $
(7,264.91 Col$)
     -20.31 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.53 $
(21,342.45 Col$)
2.14 $
(8,250.00 Col$)
     -61.34 %
Transportation
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.30 $
(1,158.87 Col$)
0.62 $
(2,400.00 Col$)
     +107.10 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 15.00 $
(57,943.31 Col$)
36.24 $
(140,000.00 Col$)
     +141.62 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.50 $
(5,794.33 Col$)
1.24 $
(4,800.00 Col$)
     -17.16 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.41 $
(9,325.07 Col$)
1.50 $
(5,793.64 Col$)
     -37.87 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10.00 $
(38,628.87 Col$)
6.50 $
(25,100.00 Col$)
     -35.02 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.19 $
(8,475.15 Col$)
2.44 $
(9,433.43 Col$)
     +11.31 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,000.00 $
(100,435,062.49 Col$)
17,085.67 $
(66,000,000.00 Col$)
     -34.29 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 31,000.00 $
(119,749,497.59 Col$)
19,156.66 $
(74,000,000.00 Col$)
     -38.20 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 29.04 $
(112,184.66 Col$)
55.63 $
(214,879.27 Col$)
     +91.54 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 $
(495.74 Col$)
0.05 $
(177.05 Col$)
     -64.29 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 40.64 $
(157,000.02 Col$)
29.67 $
(114,603.03 Col$)
     -27.00 %
Sports And Leisure
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 32.73 $
(126,421.76 Col$)
19.83 $
(76,584.57 Col$)
     -39.42 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 7.80 $
(30,130.52 Col$)
10.04 $
(38,800.00 Col$)
     +28.77 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 6.00 $
(23,177.32 Col$)
3.75 $
(14,500.00 Col$)
     -37.44 %
Childcare
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 208.00 $
(803,480.50 Col$)
167.58 $
(647,333.33 Col$)
     -19.43 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 3,876.67 $
(14,975,125.34 Col$)
3,994.62 $
(15,430,769.23 Col$)
     +3.04 %
Clothing And Shoes
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 47.00 $
(181,555.69 Col$)
41.03 $
(158,482.49 Col$)
     -12.71 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.71 $
(137,960.25 Col$)
25.27 $
(97,603.97 Col$)
     -29.25 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 81.67 $
(315,469.11 Col$)
68.99 $
(266,495.27 Col$)
     -15.52 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 57.78 $
(223,189.03 Col$)
58.43 $
(225,714.29 Col$)
     +1.13 %
Rent Per Month
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 391.67 $
(1,512,964.08 Col$)
256.62 $
(991,304.35 Col$)
     -34.48 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 312.00 $
(1,205,220.75 Col$)
259.13 $
(1,000,976.61 Col$)
     -16.95 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 620.59 $
(2,397,262.24 Col$)
441.21 $
(1,704,346.63 Col$)
     -28.90 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 534.21 $
(2,063,594.91 Col$)
431.95 $
(1,668,559.34 Col$)
     -19.14 %
Buy Apartment Price
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 119.10 $
(460,052.79 Col$)
92.50 $
(357,316.41 Col$)
     -22.33 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 91.40 $
(353,071.02 Col$)
111.40 $
(430,322.32 Col$)
     +21.88 %
Salaries And Financing
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 423.00 $
(1,634,001.21 Col$)
363.67 $
(1,404,813.05 Col$)
     -14.03 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.06 10.68      -3.45 %
Last update: July 2021July 2021
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