Cali, Colombia
Cali, Colombia
Cali, Colombia

Cali, Colombia

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: Cali enjoys a low cost of living, a population of approximately 2.5 million and year-round temperatures in the mid to upper 80s. Expats, digital nomads and retirees talk about what it is really like living in Cali, Colombia. They offer advice about meeting people, cost of living, finding a home and more.

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Is there a lot of crime in Cali?

We asked people if there is a lot of crime. They answered:

"Crime... people are concerned for me in Colombia & ask me this all the time. MY ANSWER? If you keep your nose clean & KNOW where you should or should NOT be? You wouldn't have any more problem then you might have here in the states. I'm sure there are places where YOU live that you KNOW to stay away from, or NOT go there after dark. AND of course, you get into "shady" things... you'd have a problem here too," commented one expat who made the move to Cali.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Italy, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and the Living in Panama Guide. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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