Cost of Living Comparison Between Cuenca and Medellin 

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Consumer Prices in Medellin are 33.11% lower than in Cuenca (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Medellin are 31.17% lower than in Cuenca
Rent Prices in Medellin are 24.05% lower than in Cuenca
Restaurant Prices in Medellin are 35.19% lower than in Cuenca
Groceries Prices in Medellin are 34.00% lower than in Cuenca
Local Purchasing Power in Medellin is 3.58% higher than in Cuenca
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Restaurants
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 3.50 $
(16,895.16 Col$)
3.31 $
(16,000.00 Col$)
     -5.30 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 32.00 $
(154,470.04 Col$)
18.64 $
(90,000.00 Col$)
     -41.74 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.50 $
(36,203.92 Col$)
4.76 $
(23,000.00 Col$)
     -36.47 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.75 $
(13,274.77 Col$)
1.04 $
(5,000.00 Col$)
     -62.33 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 $
(19,308.75 Col$)
1.86 $
(9,000.00 Col$)
     -53.39 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.25 $
(10,861.17 Col$)
1.09 $
(5,269.84 Col$)
     -51.48 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.94 $
(4,516.87 Col$)
0.70 $
(3,355.65 Col$)
     -25.71 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.75 $
(3,620.39 Col$)
0.54 $
(2,610.18 Col$)
     -27.90 %
Markets
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.08 $
(19,698.37 Col$)
2.51 $
(12,133.96 Col$)
     -38.40 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.86 $
(8,960.33 Col$)
0.80 $
(3,845.72 Col$)
     -57.08 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.66 $
(3,200.49 Col$)
0.35 $
(1,694.31 Col$)
     -47.06 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.02 $
(9,746.90 Col$)
1.37 $
(6,620.21 Col$)
     -32.08 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.58 $
(12,475.14 Col$)
1.44 $
(6,965.98 Col$)
     -44.16 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.57 $
(12,384.60 Col$)
1.88 $
(9,077.14 Col$)
     -26.71 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2.82 $
(13,616.87 Col$)
2.49 $
(12,025.24 Col$)
     -11.69 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.06 $
(5,104.37 Col$)
0.93 $
(4,485.83 Col$)
     -12.12 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.49 $
(2,367.48 Col$)
0.31 $
(1,489.99 Col$)
     -37.06 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.56 $
(2,722.78 Col$)
0.45 $
(2,195.15 Col$)
     -19.38 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.58 $
(2,815.17 Col$)
0.45 $
(2,168.76 Col$)
     -22.96 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.55 $
(2,643.13 Col$)
0.45 $
(2,149.13 Col$)
     -18.69 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.49 $
(2,349.11 Col$)
0.41 $
(1,973.71 Col$)
     -15.98 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.75 $
(3,620.39 Col$)
0.59 $
(2,826.57 Col$)
     -21.93 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.14 $
(5,516.79 Col$)
0.52 $
(2,518.32 Col$)
     -54.35 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 $
(38,617.51 Col$)
6.01 $
(28,995.00 Col$)
     -24.92 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.64 $
(7,925.41 Col$)
0.80 $
(3,876.31 Col$)
     -51.09 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.79 $
(13,481.65 Col$)
1.42 $
(6,877.65 Col$)
     -48.99 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.00 $
(28,963.13 Col$)
1.66 $
(8,000.00 Col$)
     -72.38 %
Transportation
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.35 $
(1,689.52 Col$)
0.53 $
(2,550.00 Col$)
     +50.93 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 25.00 $
(120,679.72 Col$)
31.07 $
(150,000.00 Col$)
     +24.30 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.50 $
(7,240.78 Col$)
0.98 $
(4,750.00 Col$)
     -34.40 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.66 $
(12,818.21 Col$)
2.33 $
(11,265.41 Col$)
     -12.11 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 12.50 $
(60,339.86 Col$)
6.21 $
(30,000.00 Col$)
     -50.28 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.70 $
(13,019.44 Col$)
1.92 $
(9,256.29 Col$)
     -28.90 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 $
(144,815,662.20 Col$)
14,501.19 $
(70,000,000.00 Col$)
     -51.66 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,800.00 $
(143,850,224.45 Col$)
19,990.93 $
(96,500,000.00 Col$)
     -32.92 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 35.88 $
(173,175.40 Col$)
56.84 $
(274,362.02 Col$)
     +58.43 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $
(518.92 Col$)
0.04 $
(193.62 Col$)
     -62.69 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 36.78 $
(177,533.27 Col$)
21.93 $
(105,882.99 Col$)
     -40.36 %
Sports And Leisure
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 34.12 $
(164,727.82 Col$)
17.60 $
(84,949.24 Col$)
     -48.43 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.38 $
(50,082.08 Col$)
9.09 $
(43,888.89 Col$)
     -12.37 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 6.25 $
(30,169.93 Col$)
3.11 $
(15,000.00 Col$)
     -50.28 %
Childcare
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 255.83 $
(1,234,955.79 Col$)
145.27 $
(701,250.00 Col$)
     -43.22 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 6,480.00 $
(31,280,183.04 Col$)
4,196.47 $
(20,257,142.86 Col$)
     -35.24 %
Clothing And Shoes
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 61.25 $
(295,665.31 Col$)
35.82 $
(172,888.67 Col$)
     -41.53 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.00 $
(217,223.49 Col$)
28.52 $
(137,666.20 Col$)
     -36.62 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.50 $
(432,033.39 Col$)
57.16 $
(275,937.12 Col$)
     -36.13 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 68.89 $
(332,539.67 Col$)
52.48 $
(253,333.33 Col$)
     -23.82 %
Rent Per Month
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 407.92 $
(1,969,090.74 Col$)
293.22 $
(1,415,425.84 Col$)
     -28.12 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 313.89 $
(1,515,200.91 Col$)
243.04 $
(1,173,192.46 Col$)
     -22.57 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 672.50 $
(3,246,284.43 Col$)
510.53 $
(2,464,428.16 Col$)
     -24.08 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 533.18 $
(2,573,769.27 Col$)
392.41 $
(1,894,224.55 Col$)
     -26.40 %
Buy Apartment Price
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 112.41 $
(542,632.70 Col$)
103.89 $
(501,489.54 Col$)
     -7.58 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 96.83 $
(467,404.08 Col$)
94.83 $
(457,779.68 Col$)
     -2.06 %
Salaries And Financing
Cuenca Edit Medellin Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 474.38 $
(2,289,897.66 Col$)
338.18 $
(1,632,456.71 Col$)
     -28.71 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.82 10.03      -15.13 %
Last update: December 2022December 2022
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