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Retire in Medellin, Colombia

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jun 04, 2023

Summary: Retirees are attracted to Medellin, Colombia for its temperate climate, vibrant culture, and affordable cost of living. The average temperature in Medellin is around 70°F (21°C). There are several retirement communities in Medellin, offering a variety of amenities such as swimming pools, fitness centers, and social activities. The cost of a nice 2 bedroom home in Medellin is around $100,000 USD, while a nice 3 bedroom home can cost around $150,000 USD.

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What is it like to retire in Medellin?

"Medellin is a beautiful city, and it is very easy to live here. We can walk to at least 200 places to eat from our apartment. We have access to the metro train or a huge amount of buses that can take us all over the city and all over Colombia. One of my favorite activities is walking Poblado Avenue Sunday mornings. Half of the Avenue is shut down to all motorized traffic. Thousands of people walk, skate, ride bicycles, etc. You wouldn't believe the number of people who walk their dogs - every kind of dog. I pass three different Zumba sessions on that walk," said one retiree in Medellin.

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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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