Cost of Living Comparison Between Cuenca and Medellin 

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Consumer Prices in Medellin are 1.2% lower than in Cuenca (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Medellin are 3.0% higher than in Cuenca
Rent Prices in Medellin are 18.0% higher than in Cuenca
Restaurant Prices in Medellin are 2.5% lower than in Cuenca
Groceries Prices in Medellin are 5.2% lower than in Cuenca
Local Purchasing Power in Medellin is 22.2% lower than in Cuenca
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Restaurants
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 3.50 $
(13,662.84 Col$)
5.64 $
(22,000.00 Col$)
     +61.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 31.00 $
(121,013.73 Col$)
28.18 $
(110,000.00 Col$)
     -9.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $
(27,325.68 Col$)
6.40 $
(25,000.00 Col$)
     -8.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.00 $
(11,711.01 Col$)
1.28 $
(5,000.00 Col$)
     -57.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.50 $
(17,566.51 Col$)
2.82 $
(11,000.00 Col$)
     -37.4 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.33 $
(9,095.55 Col$)
1.64 $
(6,400.31 Col$)
     -29.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.11 $
(4,349.80 Col$)
0.99 $
(3,851.05 Col$)
     -11.5 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.68 $
(2,645.82 Col$)
0.71 $
(2,781.11 Col$)
     +5.1 %
Markets
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.24 $
(16,535.46 Col$)
4.24 $
(16,558.91 Col$)
     +0.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.64 $
(6,392.14 Col$)
1.14 $
(4,459.62 Col$)
     -30.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.63 $
(2,441.59 Col$)
0.55 $
(2,151.19 Col$)
     -11.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.88 $
(7,351.91 Col$)
2.14 $
(8,337.23 Col$)
     +13.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.84 $
(11,101.38 Col$)
2.26 $
(8,819.15 Col$)
     -20.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.67 $
(10,419.69 Col$)
2.58 $
(10,081.89 Col$)
     -3.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2.88 $
(11,258.28 Col$)
4.31 $
(16,826.34 Col$)
     +49.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.93 $
(3,611.85 Col$)
1.16 $
(4,544.23 Col$)
     +25.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.52 $
(2,048.37 Col$)
0.43 $
(1,689.99 Col$)
     -17.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.52 $
(2,038.86 Col$)
0.54 $
(2,100.91 Col$)
     +3.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.58 $
(2,251.87 Col$)
0.63 $
(2,444.59 Col$)
     +8.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.50 $
(1,936.68 Col$)
0.58 $
(2,255.66 Col$)
     +16.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.48 $
(1,883.56 Col$)
0.54 $
(2,100.14 Col$)
     +11.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.66 $
(2,561.78 Col$)
0.87 $
(3,412.73 Col$)
     +33.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.10 $
(4,289.16 Col$)
0.72 $
(2,814.19 Col$)
     -34.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $
(39,036.69 Col$)
9.35 $
(36,500.00 Col$)
     -6.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.79 $
(6,992.29 Col$)
1.12 $
(4,377.26 Col$)
     -37.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.08 $
(12,003.78 Col$)
1.92 $
(7,487.32 Col$)
     -37.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.00 $
(23,422.01 Col$)
2.31 $
(9,000.00 Col$)
     -61.6 %
Transportation
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.35 $
(1,366.28 Col$)
0.74 $
(2,900.00 Col$)
     +112.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 26.00 $
(101,495.38 Col$)
51.23 $
(200,000.00 Col$)
     +97.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.65 $
(2,537.38 Col$)
1.28 $
(5,000.00 Col$)
     +97.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.00 $
(7,807.34 Col$)
3.30 $
(12,874.76 Col$)
     +64.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.00 $
(58,555.03 Col$)
7.69 $
(30,000.00 Col$)
     -48.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.43 $
(9,491.79 Col$)
3.44 $
(13,429.23 Col$)
     +41.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 $
(117,110,059.17 Col$)
20,493.54 $
(80,000,000.00 Col$)
     -31.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,000.00 $
(113,206,390.53 Col$)
27,490.25 $
(107,312,840.24 Col$)
     -5.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 39.28 $
(153,335.46 Col$)
75.22 $
(293,624.53 Col$)
     +91.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 12.62 $
(49,283.82 Col$)
10.02 $
(39,119.08 Col$)
     -20.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 33.75 $
(131,748.82 Col$)
25.41 $
(99,188.07 Col$)
     -24.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 31.75 $
(123,941.48 Col$)
26.46 $
(103,289.74 Col$)
     -16.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.25 $
(40,012.60 Col$)
14.09 $
(55,000.00 Col$)
     +37.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 6.00 $
(23,422.01 Col$)
3.97 $
(15,500.00 Col$)
     -33.8 %
Childcare
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 234.17 $
(914,109.07 Col$)
220.63 $
(861,250.00 Col$)
     -5.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 5,320.00 $
(20,767,517.16 Col$)
6,468.27 $
(25,250,000.00 Col$)
     +21.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 65.00 $
(253,738.46 Col$)
52.81 $
(206,151.59 Col$)
     -18.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 51.88 $
(202,502.81 Col$)
42.63 $
(166,411.76 Col$)
     -17.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 114.29 $
(446,133.56 Col$)
89.66 $
(350,000.00 Col$)
     -21.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 76.25 $
(297,654.73 Col$)
79.97 $
(312,169.06 Col$)
     +4.9 %
Rent Per Month
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 398.08 $
(1,553,960.40 Col$)
454.15 $
(1,772,841.85 Col$)
     +14.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 356.67 $
(1,392,308.48 Col$)
357.71 $
(1,396,369.69 Col$)
     +0.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 675.00 $
(2,634,976.33 Col$)
829.77 $
(3,239,160.28 Col$)
     +22.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 560.00 $
(2,186,054.44 Col$)
707.13 $
(2,760,400.82 Col$)
     +26.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 120.77 $
(471,457.57 Col$)
150.26 $
(586,551.06 Col$)
     +24.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 122.32 $
(477,501.89 Col$)
141.90 $
(553,911.90 Col$)
     +16.0 %
Salaries And Financing
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 509.38 $
(1,988,431.21 Col$)
407.86 $
(1,592,133.00 Col$)
     -19.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.18 13.75      +23.0 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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