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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.

Living Abroad: Digital Nomads in Medellin, Colombia

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.

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.

12 Tips for Living in Medellin, Colombia

12 Tips for Living in Medellin, Colombia

An expat talks about what it's like living in Medellin, Colombia - the city of eternal spring. She talks about the popular neighborhood Carrera 70, enjoying life without a car, the 2017 changes in visa laws, hospitals, schools and much more.

Expat Health Insurance and Healthcare

Expat Health Insurance and Healthcare in Medellin

An expat discusses healthcare and health insurance in Medellin, Colombia. There are several private hospitals in Medellin. He advises expats to purchase health insurance.

Culture Shock in Medellin, Colombia

An expat in Medellin talks about adapting to the manana way of life, starting a real estate business in Colombia and the friendly Colombians.

Retirement in Medellin, Colombia

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:
Submit a Culture Shock Report

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.

Submit a Living 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:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report

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:
Submit an International School Review

Dream vs. Reality Report

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 by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

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:
Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Medellin? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Medellin by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

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.

Submit a Working Abroad Report
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8 Expats Share What It's Like Living in Colombia

Expats in Colombia talk about what it's really like living there - deciding where to live, the pros and cons and more.
Expats in Colombia talk about what it's really like living there - deciding where to live, the pros and cons and more....

9 Best Places to Live in Colombia

Here are the 9 best places to live in Colombia according to expats living in Colombia. Expats share why they love living in each city, the climate, cost of living, social activities and more. Don't overlook the comments about heat and humidity in some coastal cities - while these conditions are ideal for some expats, they're oppressive for others.

Here are the 9 best places to live in Colombia according to expats living in Colombia. Expats share why they love living in each city, the climate, cost of living, social activities and more. Don't...

Living Abroad: Digital Nomads in Medellin, Colombia

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.

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,...

Retirement-In-CaliAn Expat Shares What it's Like Retiring in Cali, Colombia

An American woman talks about moving to Cali, Colombia to retire with her Colombian husband. She describes how the low cost of living in Colombia has given her a new lease on life. They are traveling throughout Colombia, living in a beautiful new penthouse apartment and enjoying retirement in Colombia.

An American woman talks about moving to Cali, Colombia to retire with her Colombian husband. She describes how the low cost of living in Colombia has given her a new lease on life. They are traveling ...

Moving-To-CartagoAn Expat Talks about Moving to Cartago, Colombia

An expat in Cartago, Colombia has found a little bit of heaven living in Colombia. He appreciates the much lower cost of living and admits he lives like a king in Colombia for $2,000 a month. He advises others moving to Colombia to bring only the necessities and buy furniture there.

An expat in Cartago, Colombia has found a little bit of heaven living in Colombia. He appreciates the much lower cost of living and admits he lives like a king in Colombia for $2,000 a month. He adv...

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