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Moving to Cali, Colombia

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Apr 21, 2023

Summary: Expatriates are drawn to Cali, Colombia for its vibrant culture, stunning landscapes, and friendly people. The city is known for its salsa music and dance, and its lively nightlife. Additionally, the cost of living in Cali is relatively low, making it an attractive destination for expats. Before moving to Cali, it is important to be aware of the city's high crime rate and to take necessary precautions to stay safe. Additionally, it is important to research the local customs and culture to ensure a smooth transition. Finally, it is important to obtain the necessary visas and permits to legally reside in the city.

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What do I need to know before moving to Cali?

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

"Cali is a vibrant and diverse city with a lot to offer expats. It is important to research the local culture and customs before moving to ensure a smooth transition. Expats should also familiarize themselves with the local language, Spanish, as it is the primary language spoken in Cali. Additionally, it is important to be aware of the local laws and regulations, as well as the cost of living in the city. Finally, expats should make sure to have all the necessary documents and paperwork in order before their move," commented one expat who made the move to Cali.

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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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