9 Best Places to Live in Colombia 2022

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: 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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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 6 Best Places to Live in Costa Rica, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and 7 Tips for Obtaining Residence in Italy. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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Apr 4, 2019 17:25

NIce post!!!!!!

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Feb 3, 2020 12:26

I've just spent two years in Thailand and Cambodia, They have a three to four month season where the farmers burn their crops, and the air becomes the most polluted and dangerous in the world. I'm wondering if this is a problem in Columbia.

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Sep 21, 2020 16:25

In reference to Cali, Colombia, I would like to make some additions. I have resided in Cali for five years after retiring in the USA and married a Caleña.. Yes there are advantages living in Cali or other parts of Colombia, namely the cost of living ( food and housing), maybe the climate, depending where you are, medical care can be very good, very much depending on the facility. The number one negative is crime. According to the UN statistics, in 2018 Cali was ranked 27th in the world for homicides, followed closely by Palmira (just north of Cali). When walking through any neighborhood you must have your wits about you. The entire east side of Cali is to be avoided unless you are looking for trouble. Theft is quite common. Even in the best of neighborhoods you cannot leave anything unattended because it will be gone in seconds. People are friendly and have good manners typically, unless they are behind the wheel of a car or motorcycle, Then they are no longer nice people.

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Oct 17, 2021 13:02

hi, i am contemplating living in medellin, first a vaca to see if we have a mutual attraction. i want a centro, relaxed life with friendly people and antiquities walking distance is important. hoping to make many joyous friends to share the warmth.

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