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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Apr 21, 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 are the pros and cons of living in Cartago?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Cartago responded:

"Expats and digital nomads living in Cartago appreciate the city's laid-back atmosphere and its proximity to the capital city of Bogotá. They also enjoy the city's affordability, with low cost of living and plenty of affordable housing options. Additionally, Cartago is known for its friendly locals and its vibrant cultural scene, with plenty of festivals and events to enjoy. On the downside, Cartago can be quite hot and humid, and the city's infrastructure is not as developed as other cities in Colombia," explained one expat living in Cartago.

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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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