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Moving to Cartago, Colombia

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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Apr 21, 2023

Summary: Many expats are attracted to Cartago, Colombia for its beautiful scenery, friendly locals, and affordable cost of living. Cartago is located in the Central Cordillera mountain range, making it a great destination for outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and bird watching. The city is also known for its vibrant culture, with a variety of festivals and events taking place throughout the year. Additionally, Cartago is home to a number of universities, making it an attractive destination for students and academics. Before moving to Cartago, it is important to be aware of the local laws and customs. Additionally, it is important to research the cost of living and housing in the area, as well as the availability of healthcare and other services. It is also important to be aware of the local climate and weather patterns, as Cartago experiences both wet and dry seasons. Finally, it is important to be aware of the local language, as Spanish is the primary language spoken in Cartago.

What do I need to know before moving to Cartago?

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

"Go for it. Keep your money invested in the USA and take what you need monthly. Rent initially. Great buys for cash. $2000 usa will allow you to live like a king. Body massages $7 for an hour Nails done over one hour $15 dollars Papayas -- $0.40 per pound Mangoes --$0.15 per pound Sirloin steak -- $2 per pound beer -- $0.50 per can Rent - ok place $75/month Rent - nice $150 per month Rent -- very, very nice $250 per month Rent -- Country club type -- swiming pool, everything, view, fantastic- $700-$800," explained one expat living in Cartago, Colombia.

"Cartago is a great place to live for expats. Before moving to Cartago, it is important to be aware of the local culture and customs. It is also important to research the cost of living and the availability of housing. Additionally, it is important to research the local job market and the availability of healthcare services. It is also important to be aware of the local climate and the best times of year to visit. Finally, it is important to research the safety and security situation in Cartago before making the move," said one expat in Cartago.

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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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