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Cali, Colombia

Cali, Colombia

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on May 03, 2023

Summary: People describe Cali, Colombia as a vibrant and energetic city with a great nightlife and plenty of cultural attractions. Expats love the city's friendly people, its tropical climate, and its affordability. The weather in Cali is typically warm and humid, with temperatures ranging from the mid-60s to the mid-90s Fahrenheit. The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,000 to $1,500 per month, depending on lifestyle. A one bedroom apartment typically costs around $400 to $600 per month, while a two bedroom apartment costs around $500 to $800 per month. The approximate population of Cali is 2.5 million people.

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What do I need to know about living in Cali?

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

"Before retiring in Cali, expats should research the cost of living in the city to ensure they can afford to live comfortably. They should also familiarize themselves with the local culture and customs to ensure they can integrate into the community. Additionally, expats should research the healthcare system in Cali to ensure they have access to quality medical care. Finally, expats should consider the safety of the city and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety," commented one expat who made the move to Cali.

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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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