Cost of Living Comparison Between San Francisco, CA and Medellin 

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Consumer Prices in Medellin are 73.7% lower than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Medellin are 81.5% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Medellin are 90.7% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Medellin are 80.2% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Medellin are 75.6% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Medellin is 68.3% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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Restaurants
San Francisco, CA Edit Medellin Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $
(117,730.59 Col$)
3.61 $
(17,000.00 Col$)
     -85.6 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $
(470,922.35 Col$)
19.66 $
(92,592.70 Col$)
     -80.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $
(56,510.68 Col$)
4.99 $
(23,500.00 Col$)
     -58.4 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $
(32,964.56 Col$)
1.06 $
(5,000.00 Col$)
     -84.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(37,673.79 Col$)
1.91 $
(9,000.00 Col$)
     -76.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.16 $
(24,276.72 Col$)
1.13 $
(5,306.22 Col$)
     -78.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.80 $
(13,187.71 Col$)
0.71 $
(3,358.24 Col$)
     -74.5 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.28 $
(10,721.96 Col$)
0.56 $
(2,617.33 Col$)
     -75.6 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA Edit Medellin Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.80 $
(27,327.30 Col$)
2.61 $
(12,304.29 Col$)
     -55.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.14 $
(19,482.14 Col$)
0.85 $
(4,000.21 Col$)
     -79.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.33 $
(10,951.47 Col$)
0.38 $
(1,772.09 Col$)
     -83.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.94 $
(23,277.02 Col$)
1.47 $
(6,932.80 Col$)
     -70.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.53 $
(40,168.31 Col$)
1.47 $
(6,903.28 Col$)
     -82.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.53 $
(35,471.29 Col$)
1.93 $
(9,088.35 Col$)
     -74.4 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.57 $
(40,346.88 Col$)
2.66 $
(12,512.24 Col$)
     -69.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.99 $
(14,057.05 Col$)
0.95 $
(4,466.26 Col$)
     -68.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.54 $
(7,235.39 Col$)
0.32 $
(1,490.37 Col$)
     -79.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.22 $
(10,450.87 Col$)
0.45 $
(2,101.61 Col$)
     -79.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.92 $
(13,773.11 Col$)
0.45 $
(2,125.22 Col$)
     -84.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.98 $
(9,319.40 Col$)
0.47 $
(2,234.13 Col$)
     -76.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.61 $
(7,602.21 Col$)
0.44 $
(2,085.97 Col$)
     -72.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.78 $
(13,099.49 Col$)
0.64 $
(3,029.81 Col$)
     -76.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.44 $
(11,487.74 Col$)
0.55 $
(2,590.13 Col$)
     -77.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(70,638.35 Col$)
6.37 $
(29,990.00 Col$)
     -57.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.78 $
(13,105.14 Col$)
0.82 $
(3,876.31 Col$)
     -70.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.85 $
(18,142.18 Col$)
1.41 $
(6,653.68 Col$)
     -63.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.50 $
(63,574.52 Col$)
1.73 $
(8,150.00 Col$)
     -87.2 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA Edit Medellin Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(12,950.36 Col$)
0.56 $
(2,650.00 Col$)
     -79.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 88.00 $
(414,411.67 Col$)
31.85 $
(150,000.00 Col$)
     -63.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $
(18,836.89 Col$)
0.93 $
(4,400.00 Col$)
     -76.6 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.13 $
(14,758.88 Col$)
2.39 $
(11,265.41 Col$)
     -23.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $
(155,404.37 Col$)
6.37 $
(30,000.00 Col$)
     -80.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.96 $
(28,078.75 Col$)
1.99 $
(9,373.57 Col$)
     -66.6 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,654.00 $
(134,938,089.54 Col$)
15,926.19 $
(75,000,000.00 Col$)
     -44.4 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,728.43 $
(121,160,919.88 Col$)
20,491.70 $
(96,500,000.00 Col$)
     -20.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA Edit Medellin Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 254.27 $
(1,197,410.44 Col$)
58.23 $
(274,219.39 Col$)
     -77.1 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 $
(847.66 Col$)
0.04 $
(166.67 Col$)
     -80.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 67.40 $
(317,400.32 Col$)
21.85 $
(102,878.79 Col$)
     -67.6 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA Edit Medellin Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 102.13 $
(480,960.84 Col$)
18.02 $
(84,860.67 Col$)
     -82.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.28 $
(86,104.79 Col$)
9.79 $
(46,111.11 Col$)
     -46.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 $
(80,056.80 Col$)
3.19 $
(15,000.00 Col$)
     -81.3 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA Edit Medellin Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,450.00 $
(11,537,597.52 Col$)
148.91 $
(701,250.00 Col$)
     -93.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 33,071.00 $
(155,738,729.64 Col$)
4,480.57 $
(21,100,000.00 Col$)
     -86.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA Edit Medellin Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 64.89 $
(305,576.08 Col$)
38.26 $
(180,195.88 Col$)
     -41.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.96 $
(216,438.68 Col$)
30.22 $
(142,332.87 Col$)
     -34.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 87.36 $
(411,394.00 Col$)
61.30 $
(288,683.89 Col$)
     -29.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 120.61 $
(567,990.52 Col$)
54.76 $
(257,857.14 Col$)
     -54.6 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA Edit Medellin Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,282.00 $
(15,455,671.45 Col$)
299.42 $
(1,410,038.02 Col$)
     -90.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,579.66 $
(12,148,177.78 Col$)
239.55 $
(1,128,099.96 Col$)
     -90.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,777.96 $
(27,209,704.89 Col$)
522.95 $
(2,462,708.31 Col$)
     -90.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,404.50 $
(20,741,774.81 Col$)
406.02 $
(1,912,037.15 Col$)
     -90.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA Edit Medellin Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,074.84 $
(5,061,659.63 Col$)
106.49 $
(501,489.54 Col$)
     -90.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 958.17 $
(4,512,249.40 Col$)
97.21 $
(457,779.68 Col$)
     -89.9 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA Edit Medellin Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,087.03 $
(28,665,195.80 Col$)
356.47 $
(1,678,716.13 Col$)
     -94.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.02 10.38      +106.8 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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