Expat Banking: Tips for Expats in Colombia
By Joshua Wood, LPC
Expats in Colombia face unique and inconsistent challenges in managing their finances, and that means persistence is needed. Here are some basic tips from expats living in Colombia - their insights are based on their actual experiences managing their finances while living there.
Living 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.
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Help other expats and newcomers by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living 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.
Healthcare in Colombia
Our guide to healthcare in Colombia covers public and private healthcare in Colombia, hospitals, vaccinations, prescription medications and more.
Moving to Colombia Guide
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.
Pros & 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.
10 Tips for Living in Colombia
Colombia is an up-and-coming expat destination. With it's low cost of living, and wonderful people, Colombia has a lot to offer.
12 Important Tips about Healthcare
Expats in Colombia share experiences with the Colombian healthcare system. Tips cover EPS, quality of medical care, hospital stays and more.
9 Tips for Buying Property in Colombia
Expats in Colombia share insightful tips for buying property in Colombia. If you're thinking about buying real estate in Colombia, there is much to learn from their experiences.
6 Best Places to Live in Colombia
Colombia has made an incredible transformation. Expats in Colombia have a lot to say about the best places to live in Colombia. From cities on the Caribbean coast to inland cities, here are 6 of the best places to live in Colombia.
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.
Can I open a Colombian bank account on a Tourist Visa?. I have to live in my home country Canada for 6 months every year (Health Care requirement) so was planning on just getting Tourist visas in Colombia every year (3 months then renew for 3 months). Next question is, how often can I renew a tourist visa OR if I do get a Residence Visa, how long within one year must I stay in Colombia ?