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Moving to Bogota, Colombia

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Apr 21, 2023

Summary: Bogota, Colombia is an attractive destination for expats due to its vibrant culture, diverse cuisine, and affordable cost of living. The city is also known for its vibrant nightlife, with plenty of bars, clubs, and restaurants to explore. Additionally, Bogota is home to a number of universities and other educational institutions, making it an ideal destination for those looking to further their studies. Before moving to Bogota, it is important to be aware of the city's high crime rate. It is also important to be aware of the city's traffic congestion, as well as the fact that the city is located in a seismically active region. Additionally, it is important to be aware of the city's high altitude, which can cause altitude sickness in some people. Finally, it is important to be aware of the city's language barrier, as Spanish is the primary language spoken in Bogota.

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What do I need to know before moving to Bogota?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Bogota, they said:

"Before moving to Bogota, expats should be aware of the city's high altitude, which can cause altitude sickness. Expats should also be aware of the city's crime rate and take necessary precautions to stay safe. Additionally, expats should familiarize themselves with the local culture and customs, as well as the local language, Spanish. Finally, expats should research the cost of living in Bogota to ensure they can afford to live comfortably," explained one expat living in Bogota, Colombia.

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About the Author

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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