Digital Nomad Life in Medellin, Colombia
Summary: Medellin, Colombia is a popular destination for digital nomads due to its low cost of living, vibrant culture, and excellent infrastructure. The city has a population of approximately 2.5 million people and is known for its temperate climate and friendly locals. The monthly cost of living for a digital nomad in Medellin is estimated to be around $1,000 USD, including rent, food, and entertainment. The cost of renting a centrally located, one-bedroom apartment with high-speed internet access in Medellin is around $400 USD per month. The best neighborhood to live in Medellin is El Poblado, which is known for its vibrant nightlife, excellent restaurants, and easy access to public transportation. The weather in Medellin, Colombia is typically mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-60s to the mid-80s Fahrenheit (18-30 Celsius).
How do I meet people in Medellin?
When we asked people living in Medellin about club and activities where newcomers can meet others, they responded:
"Expats in Medellin often join clubs and activities such as salsa dancing, language exchange groups, and outdoor activities like hiking and biking. Expats can also meet people by attending local events such as festivals, concerts, and art exhibitions. Additionally, many expats find it helpful to join online forums and social media groups related to their interests, such as expat groups, language exchange groups, and hobby groups. Finally, many expats find it helpful to join local meetup groups, which are often organized around specific interests or activities," explained one person living in Medellin, Colombia.
What is life like in Medellin?
About the Author
Betsy Burlingame is one of the founders of Digital Nomad Exchange and the Founder and President of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange and Digital Nomad 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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