How Much it Cost to Travel to Medellin: Detailed Prices

Last Updated: Jan 2022

While Cartagena has been popular with tourists for decades, the city of Medellín was a no-go area until only around 2010 or so for most people. Now this city is thriving and bringing in international tourists as well as expats who come for the affordable prices and pleasant year-round weather.

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Travel Costs to Medellin

Population 2,500,000
Area 3,592,000
Timezone UTC-5
Currency Colombian peso
Airports Jose Maria Cordova Airport (MDE)Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH)
1 USD = 4,026.7500 COP
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What is the Average Price of a Hotel in Medellin?

Medellin Hotel Seasons

Medellin Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar4.89 - 7.45
starstarstarstarstar14.90 - 39.74
starstarstarstarstar11.23 - 57.56
starstarstarstarstar28.28 - 64.93
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Medellin Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed4.39 - 7.17

How much does it cost to visit top attractions in Medellin?

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Museo de AntioquiaHere you'll find a collection of contemporary art that includes paintings and sculptures.
student
adult
0.99
4.47
Zoo (Zoologico Santa Fe)Simply named, this zoo contains over 1,000 animals and includes everything from reptiles to mammals.
2-12
adult
1.99
3.97
Planetario MunicipalIf you're a fan of space, then this is the perfect place for you. Recently renewed with new digital equipment.
all ages
3.48

What’s the average price of food and drink in Medellin?

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastCoffee is a big deal in Medellin with both hotels and cafes serving up a fresh brew with your breakfast choice.1.24 - 2.48
Budget lunchIf you're looking for a light lunch, sushi might be a good choice as the meal is starting to become more and more popular around the city with most found in larger malls.1.99 - 4.22
Budget dinnerChicken, rice, fried eggs, flat breads and more are what make up a typical dinner. Remember, dinner is always best followed up with a tasty dessert, perhaps a fruit bowl with watermelon sauce?2.98 - 5.22
Beer (.5L)Beer is a popular drink choice to go along with your dinner and is often served alongside a cup of sweet hot chocolate.0.70 - 1.37

What are the costs of transportation in Medellin?

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center16.89
Airport bus to city center2.36
Metro ride in Medellin0.60
TuriBus around Medellin (1 day)8.69
TuriBus around Medellin (2 days)13.91
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When to visit Medellin

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January82622.4
February82623.0
March82634.7
April82636.4
May81637.9
June82635.8
July83624.7
August83626.1
September82626.8
October80628.7
November81625.9
December81623.5

Medellin Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:06am6:13pm
21 Jun5:50am6:19pm
21 Sep5:52am5:59pm
21 Dec6:08am5:53pm

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