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Medellin, Colombia
Medellin, Colombia
Medellin, Colombia

Moving to Medellin, Colombia

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Feb 11, 2022

Summary: Known as the city of eternal spring, Medellin, Colombia is home to approximately 3.7 million people and a safe city despite its past reputation. The cost of living in Medellin is low, which includes affordable apartments and low cost healthcare. Expats, digital nomads and retirees offer insight into what it's like living in Medellin.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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