Cost of Living Comparison Between Portland, OR and Medellin 

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Consumer Prices in Medellin are 59.53% lower than in Portland, OR (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Medellin are 66.75% lower than in Portland, OR
Rent Prices in Medellin are 79.58% lower than in Portland, OR
Restaurant Prices in Medellin are 64.95% lower than in Portland, OR
Groceries Prices in Medellin are 63.64% lower than in Portland, OR
Local Purchasing Power in Medellin is 72.57% lower than in Portland, OR
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Restaurants
Portland, OR Edit Medellin Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.50 $
(53,740.26 Col$)
4.33 $
(15,000.00 Col$)
     -72.09 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $
(208,026.83 Col$)
23.07 $
(80,000.00 Col$)
     -61.54 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.50 $
(26,003.35 Col$)
5.19 $
(18,000.00 Col$)
     -30.78 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.75 $
(19,918.57 Col$)
1.15 $
(4,000.00 Col$)
     -79.92 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(20,802.68 Col$)
2.31 $
(8,000.00 Col$)
     -61.54 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.11 $
(14,235.17 Col$)
1.24 $
(4,293.99 Col$)
     -69.84 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.01 $
(6,962.92 Col$)
0.79 $
(2,742.64 Col$)
     -60.61 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.50 $
(5,216.21 Col$)
0.68 $
(2,365.95 Col$)
     -54.64 %
Markets
Portland, OR Edit Medellin Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.19 $
(11,049.43 Col$)
2.55 $
(8,836.73 Col$)
     -20.03 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.70 $
(9,345.22 Col$)
0.83 $
(2,883.48 Col$)
     -69.14 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.09 $
(7,242.81 Col$)
0.48 $
(1,658.56 Col$)
     -77.10 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.76 $
(9,563.26 Col$)
1.53 $
(5,307.61 Col$)
     -44.50 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.23 $
(21,584.39 Col$)
1.24 $
(4,311.82 Col$)
     -80.02 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.68 $
(16,231.07 Col$)
1.90 $
(6,572.23 Col$)
     -59.51 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.42 $
(22,270.45 Col$)
2.15 $
(7,438.70 Col$)
     -66.60 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.16 $
(7,491.54 Col$)
0.95 $
(3,280.89 Col$)
     -56.21 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.80 $
(2,773.69 Col$)
0.29 $
(1,005.77 Col$)
     -63.74 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.88 $
(6,502.58 Col$)
0.66 $
(2,283.15 Col$)
     -64.89 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.31 $
(8,022.91 Col$)
0.56 $
(1,948.44 Col$)
     -75.71 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.04 $
(3,609.45 Col$)
0.45 $
(1,567.81 Col$)
     -56.56 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.23 $
(4,266.21 Col$)
0.41 $
(1,405.72 Col$)
     -67.05 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.76 $
(6,102.12 Col$)
0.73 $
(2,515.46 Col$)
     -58.78 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.82 $
(6,294.98 Col$)
0.84 $
(2,914.89 Col$)
     -53.69 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.50 $
(46,806.04 Col$)
9.33 $
(32,335.57 Col$)
     -30.92 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.72 $
(9,428.75 Col$)
1.04 $
(3,616.22 Col$)
     -61.65 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.49 $
(12,084.82 Col$)
1.91 $
(6,614.04 Col$)
     -45.27 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.50 $
(26,003.35 Col$)
2.28 $
(7,900.00 Col$)
     -69.62 %
Transportation
Portland, OR Edit Medellin Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(8,667.78 Col$)
0.69 $
(2,400.00 Col$)
     -72.31 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $
(346,711.38 Col$)
30.28 $
(105,000.00 Col$)
     -69.72 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(12,134.90 Col$)
1.30 $
(4,500.00 Col$)
     -62.92 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $
(9,014.50 Col$)
1.37 $
(4,761.68 Col$)
     -47.18 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 $
(121,348.98 Col$)
7.21 $
(25,000.00 Col$)
     -79.40 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.99 $
(10,352.03 Col$)
2.77 $
(9,598.49 Col$)
     -7.28 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $
(86,677,845.88 Col$)
19,000.00 $
(65,875,162.87 Col$)
     -24.00 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,489.81 $
(74,507,615.91 Col$)
21,213.22 $
(73,548,642.66 Col$)
     -1.29 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Portland, OR Edit Medellin Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 191.62 $
(664,352.60 Col$)
59.93 $
(207,789.10 Col$)
     -68.72 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 $
(402.19 Col$)
0.05 $
(156.82 Col$)
     -61.01 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 66.12 $
(229,241.44 Col$)
31.54 $
(109,348.07 Col$)
     -52.30 %
Sports And Leisure
Portland, OR Edit Medellin Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 35.78 $
(124,056.58 Col$)
22.04 $
(76,408.52 Col$)
     -38.41 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 24.10 $
(83,557.44 Col$)
9.23 $
(32,000.00 Col$)
     -61.70 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(41,605.37 Col$)
4.33 $
(15,000.00 Col$)
     -63.95 %
Childcare
Portland, OR Edit Medellin Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,250.66 $
(4,336,177.44 Col$)
175.58 $
(608,750.00 Col$)
     -85.96 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,223.67 $
(59,716,412.99 Col$)
4,243.96 $
(14,714,285.71 Col$)
     -75.36 %
Clothing And Shoes
Portland, OR Edit Medellin Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 49.75 $
(172,487.89 Col$)
48.12 $
(166,842.22 Col$)
     -3.27 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.42 $
(126,282.95 Col$)
28.07 $
(97,307.69 Col$)
     -22.94 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 82.44 $
(285,832.94 Col$)
78.41 $
(271,842.15 Col$)
     -4.89 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 98.38 $
(341,110.66 Col$)
69.38 $
(240,552.42 Col$)
     -29.48 %
Rent Per Month
Portland, OR Edit Medellin Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,556.95 $
(5,398,120.37 Col$)
319.76 $
(1,108,632.25 Col$)
     -79.46 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,243.94 $
(4,312,869.48 Col$)
272.44 $
(944,563.75 Col$)
     -78.10 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,717.00 $
(9,420,148.29 Col$)
470.98 $
(1,632,942.28 Col$)
     -82.67 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,922.80 $
(6,666,566.48 Col$)
455.96 $
(1,580,876.50 Col$)
     -76.29 %
Buy Apartment Price
Portland, OR Edit Medellin Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 391.99 $
(1,359,086.34 Col$)
106.46 $
(369,102.70 Col$)
     -72.84 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 236.44 $
(819,754.23 Col$)
118.56 $
(411,060.63 Col$)
     -49.86 %
Salaries And Financing
Portland, OR Edit Medellin Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,879.54 $
(13,450,823.70 Col$)
353.89 $
(1,226,992.64 Col$)
     -90.88 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.65 11.03      +202.60 %
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