Last updated on Jul 01, 2023
Summary: The approximate population of Cartago, Colombia is around 200,000 people. People describe Cartago as a peaceful and friendly city with a laid-back atmosphere. Expats love the affordability of living in Cartago, as well as the city's proximity to the capital, Bogotá. The weather in Cartago is generally warm and humid, with temperatures ranging from the mid-60s to the mid-80s Fahrenheit (18-30°C). The average cost of living in Cartago for an expat is around $1,000-$1,500 USD per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $400-$500 USD per month, and a two bedroom apartment is around $500-$700 USD per month.
What do I need to know about living in Cartago?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Cartago, they said:
"Before retiring in Cartago, expats should be aware of the cost of living, which is generally lower than in other parts of the country. It is important to research the local healthcare system and ensure that adequate medical coverage is available. Additionally, expats should familiarize themselves with the local culture and customs, as well as the language, to ensure a smooth transition. It is also important to research the local crime rate and take necessary precautions to ensure personal safety. Finally, expats should consider the availability of leisure activities and entertainment options in the area," said one expat in Cartago.
What do I need to know before moving to Cartago?
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