Expat Life in Colombia

By John Douglas

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Summary: Moving to Colombia? John Douglas provides a wealth of information on housing, security, cost-of-living and more.

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Retired and living in Bogotá. Former tax consultant, writer, editor, teacher and researcher in both the public and private sectors.


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Expats in Colombia discuss the pros and cons of living in Colombia. From the Colombian people to driving to taxes and more. As challenging as it can be, expats in Colombia clearly find that there is a lot to love about a country that is a surprising expat hot spot.

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Comments

guest
Sep 6, 2010 09:57

well, it dosent make it seem very "fun" how about the good side?? how about just trying to live temproarily..without all the worries of "home ownership??" are there any fun things about living in Colombia???

guest
Feb 2, 2011 05:36

Pretty dry, factual writing and information. Based upon his description of life in Bogota it appears less than perfect. As I am considering an assignment outside any major city in Columbia it is apparent that security is less than desired anywhere in the country. thanks, you've made my decision for me. No thanks!

guest
Jul 29, 2014 17:27

This information is at least 5 years old. Get someone that can bring us up to the present. I have lived in 5 Laitn Ameican countries in the last 3-4 years. and I have never heard of stoires like your stating . As I stated something is missing here.. With all these credientials at least come back to the present . The prices cannot be correct if your talking about at least 5 years ago. I am not buying this bullshit story.

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Mar 5, 2016 13:10

The current exchange rate has climbed to well over 3000 to 1 making an even better deal if your exchanging from dollars.

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Living in Colombia GuideLiving in Colombia Guide

Expats in Colombia discuss the pros and cons of living in Colombia. From the Colombian people to driving to taxes and more. As challenging as it can be, expats in Colombia clearly find that there is a lot to love about a country that is a surprising expat hot spot.

Colombia Forum Colombia Forum
Meet other expats and talk about living in Colombia.

Best Places to Live in Colombia 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.

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Our guide to healthcare in Colombia covers public and private healthcare in Colombia, hospitals, vaccinations, prescription medications and more.

Cost of Living in ColombiaCost of Living in Colombia

Expats offer insight into the cost of living in Colombia.

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With its bustling cities, beautiful beaches and friendly Colombians, Colombia is an increasingly popular destination for expats of all ages. Expats in Colombia offer insightful tips for those moving to Colombia.

Real Estate in ColombiaReal Estate in Colombia

Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Colombia.

Pros Cons of Living in ColombiaPros & Cons of Living in Colombia

Take off your rose-colored glasses and learn what expats have to say about the biggest challenges and the greatest rewards of living in Colombia.

Retiring in ColombiaRetiring in Colombia

Advice for people retiring in Colombia.

Contribute to Colombia Network Contribute
Help other expats and newcomers by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Colombia.

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