Colombia is a dinamic business environment attracts many expats from across the world. Most career-minded professionals make their way to Bogotá, one of the world´s largest cities.
1 USD ($) = 3,240 COP ($)
GDP PER CAPITAL:
Colombia: 10:56 (GMT-5)
The climate is very warm and tropical on the coast and in the north, with a rainy season from May to November.
Spanish is the official language, but English is occasionally used.
Although the Catholic Church is predominant in Colombia, ohter religious beliefs are freely practiced
Cities of Colombia
Cost of living
One of the main benefits in Colombia is how cheap it is. It is great value from the perspective of an expat or second home buyer.
Rent per month
3 bedrooms in city center
Basic (electricity, heating…)
You need the“M” type visa
because you are a US citizen
To apply, you need these documents:
In december 2017, Colombia changed its visa rules. The new system allows for expats two options: Migrant "M" type visa: for those who want to enter the country and live there on a temporary basis. Residente "R" type visa: for those who want to establish themselves in Colombia permanently.
News about Colombia
The cost of renting an apartment or house in Colombia varies depending on location and size. Do expect an increase in rent every 12 months, which is usual in Colombia. The increase cannot be above 100% of the Consumer Price Indez (Colombia is CPI) for the next year.
Public and private medical services are available in the country. Public healthcare has been criticized for being overcrowded and inefficient.
Best hospitals and clinics
Living in Colombia is safer than in man other countries around the world. As a matter of fact, Bogotá and Medellín, the two largest cities in te contry, rank safer than quite a few U.S. cities. Like in any country around the world, there is crime. However, in the expat-centric areas, crime generally takes place in the form of pick-pocketing in crowds and theft of unattended items.
South America average
South America average
Colombia has a wide variety of international schools that provide hight-quality education, extracurricular activities, and facilities. The majority are found in the capital city of Bogotá. Expats in Colombia will find plenty of options for daycare too. Kindergartens are in all cities and provide care or pre-school education to children up to five years of age.
Best schools and universities
The British School
Colegio Gran Bretaña was founded in September 1997 with the aim of offering children in Bogotá a high quality education in a challenging international environment for learning. It is the only school in Colombia where the medium of instruction is English as a first language.