Expat Guide to Living in Medellin
Whether you're already living in Medellin or preparing to move to Medellin, our Expat Guide to Living in Colombia offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Medellin. For answers to specific questions, visit our Colombia Forum to talk with expats in Medellin.
The healthcare system in Medellin, Colombia gets generally positive reviews from expats there. Find answers to questions about universal healthcare in Colombia, what it takes to get an EPS card and more.
Here are the best places to live in Medellin, Colombia, based on the recommendations of expats that already live there. There are options for a variety of budgets in this now popular destination in Colombia.
Expats in Medellin enjoy a far lower cost of living than in major cities in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. However, work is scarce and low pay unless you are transferred there by a large company, so you'll need an established income stream to make it as an expat in Medellin.
Expats in Colombia have taken full advantage of this South American nation's miraculous comeback after decades of chaos. Digital nomads have also found there way to Medellin, its second largest city, for a wide variety of reasons.
An expat in Medellin talks about adapting to the manana way of life, starting a real estate business in Colombia and the friendly Colombians.
An expat in Colombia shares their journey to Medellin, which includes time in Panama and a lot of careful research into what it would mean to live in Central America.
A retiree in Medellin talks about loving life in Medellin - it's been a great change of pace for him and his wife. He says that while some expats live on $1,500 per month, others live in $3,000.
More Culture Shock Reports for Medellin
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Medellin handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Medellin:
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Living Overseas Report
What are people's priorities in Medellin - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Help other expats and people moving to Medellin by filling out our Living Overseas Report.
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Submit a Moving Overseas Report
More Moving to Medellin Reports
What should you take with you when you move to Medellin? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Medellin? Below are some of the responses from expats in Medellin:
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Reviews of Schools in Medellin
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Medellin. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Medellin:
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Dream vs. Reality of Living in Medellin Reports
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Medellin. If you are already living in Medellin, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not. Below are some of the reports from expats in Medellin:
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Retiring in Medellin Reports
Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Medellin, by filling out our Overseas Retirement report. Below are some of the reports from expats in Medellin:
Working Abroad Report
What's it like to find a job in Medellin? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Medellin? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.
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5 Tips For Living in Medellin, Colombia
Expats living in Medellin, Colombia report that there are safe places to live - and that the nightlife is fun, too. Read about how to live in Medellin - a city that has become quite a popular destination for expats.