Medellin, Colombia
Medellin, Colombia
Medellin, Colombia

Living in Colombia Guide

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: 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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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and 5 Best Places to Live in Spain. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


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Comments

catalinabernal
May 25, 2018 08:46

I was born in Colombia and moved to the US when I was 15. I came back to live in Bogota 25 years ago and opened a language institute, I was not only a language instructor and a translator, but I became the person that everyone in the community trusted for advice on anything that expats needed. I went back to live in the US and now I moved back to Medellin 8 months ago. I would like to start helping expats with everything they need when it comes to moving to Colombia. It is a great place to live!!!

MikeATL
Mar 18, 2019 11:27

I just returned from 11 days in Cartagena. What really surprised me is the heavy winds! It blew strongly everyday. Not always 24 hours but for a good amount of the day. Anything not tied down is going to move. I was told by some it can go on from Jan to April. Others can stand in extreme wind and deny it exists! So be forwarned. Bring swim goggles for the flying sand. Dont buy any light or plastic furniture as it will just blow away. When your in inside the city walls your protected quite well as the walls are massive, but beachfront in the beaches north and south can be extreme. With this come salt damage to metal. I saw many windows and sliding doors in properties that can no longer be opened at all. Oxidized and fused together. Many a/c units severely rusted out. Just something to be aware of that nobody seems to mention..

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