Last updated on Jul 06, 2023
Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees talk about what it is really like living in Armenia, Colombia. They offer advice about meeting people, cost of living, finding a home and more.
What do I need to know about living in Armenia?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Armenia, they said:
"Expats considering retirement in Armenia should be aware of several key factors. Firstly, the cost of living is relatively low compared to many Western countries, making it an attractive option for those on a fixed income. However, it's important to note that healthcare may not be up to the standards that expats from developed countries are accustomed to. While Colombia has a national healthcare system, the quality of care can vary, and private health insurance is recommended. The language spoken in Armenia is Spanish, so it would be beneficial to learn the language or at least basic phrases to help with day-to-day living. Armenia is known for its warm and welcoming locals, but like any place, it has areas that are safer than others, so it's important to research and choose your living situation carefully. The city is part of the coffee region, so it's a great place for coffee lovers and those who enjoy a slower pace of life. Public transportation is widely available in Armenia, but it may not be as reliable or comfortable as what expats are used to. Owning a car can be expensive due to high import taxes. Finally, while Colombia has made great strides in improving safety and stability, it's important for expats to stay informed about the political situation. It's also worth noting that while the climate in Armenia is generally mild, it can be quite rainy, so appropriate clothing and housing considerations are necessary," said one expat who made the move to Armenia.
What do I need to know before moving to Armenia?
About the Author
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.