Cost of Living Comparison Between San Francisco, CA and Medellin 

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Consumer Prices in Medellin are 64.3% lower than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Medellin are 73.7% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Medellin are 85.3% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Medellin are 72.5% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Medellin are 67.1% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Medellin is 78.7% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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Restaurants
San Francisco, CA Edit Medellin Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $
(98,351.65 Col$)
5.59 $
(22,000.00 Col$)
     -77.6 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $
(393,406.58 Col$)
27.96 $
(110,000.00 Col$)
     -72.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $
(47,208.79 Col$)
6.35 $
(25,000.00 Col$)
     -47.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $
(31,472.53 Col$)
1.27 $
(5,000.00 Col$)
     -84.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(31,472.53 Col$)
2.67 $
(10,500.00 Col$)
     -66.6 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.45 $
(21,450.03 Col$)
1.59 $
(6,246.44 Col$)
     -70.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.73 $
(10,725.51 Col$)
0.97 $
(3,823.53 Col$)
     -64.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.25 $
(8,859.14 Col$)
0.70 $
(2,772.94 Col$)
     -68.7 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA Edit Medellin Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.08 $
(23,931.55 Col$)
4.26 $
(16,752.03 Col$)
     -30.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.40 $
(17,313.73 Col$)
1.16 $
(4,564.02 Col$)
     -73.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.81 $
(11,048.04 Col$)
0.55 $
(2,176.53 Col$)
     -80.3 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.14 $
(20,203.89 Col$)
2.11 $
(8,320.35 Col$)
     -58.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.90 $
(38,931.82 Col$)
2.26 $
(8,907.40 Col$)
     -77.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.16 $
(28,167.17 Col$)
2.59 $
(10,208.39 Col$)
     -63.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.65 $
(34,016.43 Col$)
4.29 $
(16,884.46 Col$)
     -50.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.90 $
(11,394.92 Col$)
1.10 $
(4,342.43 Col$)
     -61.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.35 $
(5,299.13 Col$)
0.43 $
(1,677.39 Col$)
     -68.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.23 $
(8,777.89 Col$)
0.56 $
(2,202.97 Col$)
     -74.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.35 $
(13,169.30 Col$)
0.64 $
(2,510.48 Col$)
     -80.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.79 $
(7,033.36 Col$)
0.53 $
(2,092.57 Col$)
     -70.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.51 $
(5,955.61 Col$)
0.53 $
(2,078.24 Col$)
     -65.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.94 $
(11,563.84 Col$)
0.85 $
(3,357.60 Col$)
     -71.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.29 $
(9,022.90 Col$)
0.76 $
(2,978.28 Col$)
     -67.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17.00 $
(66,879.12 Col$)
10.00 $
(39,340.66 Col$)
     -41.2 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.03 $
(8,002.08 Col$)
1.16 $
(4,550.59 Col$)
     -43.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.67 $
(10,523.63 Col$)
1.91 $
(7,518.62 Col$)
     -28.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.00 $
(51,142.86 Col$)
2.29 $
(9,000.00 Col$)
     -82.4 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA Edit Medellin Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(10,818.68 Col$)
0.74 $
(2,900.00 Col$)
     -73.2 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 98.00 $
(385,538.45 Col$)
50.84 $
(200,000.00 Col$)
     -48.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $
(15,736.26 Col$)
1.27 $
(5,000.00 Col$)
     -68.2 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(13,769.23 Col$)
3.27 $
(12,874.76 Col$)
     -6.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 39.00 $
(153,428.57 Col$)
7.63 $
(30,000.00 Col$)
     -80.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.03 $
(19,801.34 Col$)
3.41 $
(13,432.74 Col$)
     -32.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000.00 $
(125,890,106.27 Col$)
19,826.82 $
(78,000,000.00 Col$)
     -38.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,336.48 $
(107,543,498.50 Col$)
27,748.60 $
(109,164,834.71 Col$)
     +1.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA Edit Medellin Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 245.35 $
(965,240.71 Col$)
76.43 $
(300,698.21 Col$)
     -68.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 46.83 $
(184,244.60 Col$)
9.87 $
(38,824.86 Col$)
     -78.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 62.88 $
(247,383.32 Col$)
25.22 $
(99,234.94 Col$)
     -59.9 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA Edit Medellin Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 101.50 $
(399,307.68 Col$)
26.72 $
(105,131.88 Col$)
     -73.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.50 $
(104,252.74 Col$)
13.98 $
(55,000.00 Col$)
     -47.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 $
(66,879.12 Col$)
3.81 $
(15,000.00 Col$)
     -77.6 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA Edit Medellin Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,666.67 $
(10,490,842.19 Col$)
218.92 $
(861,250.00 Col$)
     -91.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 31,333.33 $
(123,267,395.72 Col$)
6,418.30 $
(25,250,000.00 Col$)
     -79.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA Edit Medellin Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 60.95 $
(239,766.82 Col$)
53.74 $
(211,405.44 Col$)
     -11.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.75 $
(172,110.46 Col$)
38.76 $
(152,500.00 Col$)
     -11.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 108.42 $
(426,533.49 Col$)
86.42 $
(340,000.00 Col$)
     -20.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 135.56 $
(533,309.34 Col$)
82.05 $
(322,783.88 Col$)
     -39.5 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA Edit Medellin Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,125.87 $
(12,297,376.62 Col$)
455.98 $
(1,793,856.13 Col$)
     -85.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,595.83 $
(10,212,179.19 Col$)
352.75 $
(1,387,731.13 Col$)
     -86.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,499.76 $
(21,636,425.33 Col$)
811.65 $
(3,193,081.91 Col$)
     -85.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,666.67 $
(18,358,973.83 Col$)
722.92 $
(2,844,008.37 Col$)
     -84.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA Edit Medellin Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,066.66 $
(4,196,301.95 Col$)
159.98 $
(629,367.96 Col$)
     -85.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 949.99 $
(3,737,331.43 Col$)
144.96 $
(570,265.08 Col$)
     -84.7 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA Edit Medellin Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,386.73 $
(29,059,867.04 Col$)
414.81 $
(1,631,905.53 Col$)
     -94.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.53 14.05      +115.1 %
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