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Lifestyle

Lifestyle

While Columbia certainly has its many challenges (street crime like muggings, abduction, violence, drug trafficking and terrorism), it also has a number of attributes. For one, it is absolute eye-candy for those who love nature. It’s landscape is stunningly beautiful and diverse, from the prairies to the mountains to the lush and wild tropical rain forests. Bogota, where most expats reside, is known for its blend of colonial and modern architecture and cosmopolitan feel. While some Colombians speak English, many do not. This can make things complicated for the English-only speaking expat, particularly when retail shopping, doing personal business and dealing with the government. For this reason, visiting internationals are encouraged to learn at least some basic Spanish.

Satisfying sites on lifestyle in Colombia

expatarrivals-colombia     numbeo-colombia     internations-colombia

expatfocus-colombia     colombia-beat     angloinfo.com

Cost of Living

Cost of living

Residing in Colombia is cheap. Indeed, according to Xpatulator.com’s July 2016 report, the cost of living in Colombia is dramatically lower than the international average. This becomes apparent when one purchases any number of goods and services such as healthcare, transit, appliance, furniture, furniture, an Internet plan, groceries, alcohol, restaurant meals and retail entertainment and recreation. The only items that appears more pricey is housing accommodations (but even that’s not excessive). So, assuming the western expatriate teacher is able to negotiation a fair remuneration from his or her international school employer, he or she will be able to not only live very comfortably, but will save some money as well.

Satisfying sites on cost of living in Colombia

xpatulator-colombia    xpatulator    expatistan-medellin    numbeo-colombia

Climate

Climate

Colombia has regional differences in climate. A tropical climate exists along the coast and cooler temperatures are a regular phenomenon in the highlands. Whereas the cities experience their own temperature ranges. Bogota has a cooler climate with temperatures of around 14 to 19 degrees Celsius but it can get much cooler than 14 degrees.The city of Medellin lies a few miles north of Bogota and has average temperatures of around 19 degrees Celsius. Further north again are two Caribbean  cities,Barranquilla and  and Cartagena and here temperatures are around 30 and 32 degrees. However wherever you are in Colombia the climate is generally quite pleasant.

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Safety and Security

Safety and Security

The political and security status of countries around the world are constantly changing, to keep up with the current situation in any country please monitor the relevant Government websites and international news. The links below also provide useful indicators for prospective travelers:

The UK Foreign Office         US State Department     BBC World News         Al Jazeera   

 


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