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Colombia > Financial

Colombia

How To Set Up A Bank Account In Colombia

Monday August 12, 2019 (10:47:02)

There are a number of items that you will need in order to be able to open a bank account (cuenta bancaria) in Colombia. Expats need to take along their passport, residency and work visa and the Colombian issued identification card (cedula de extranjeria). It is recommended that you choose a fairly large banking organisation as they are more likely to have staff that are fluent in English and will be more used to dealing with the accounts of expats.   more ...

Colombia > Property

Colombia

How To Find An Apartment In Medellín

Monday April 01, 2019 (17:13:27)

Medellín, Colombia’s second largest city, has a huge expat population, and is popular with digital nomads and short-term visitors too, so there are plenty of people looking for an apartment to rent there. The good news is that there’s something for almost every budget in the city, with some really cheap deals to be snapped up, as well as some high-end options for those willing to splash the cash.   more ...

Colombia > Moving

Colombia

Renting An Apartment In Colombia: What Expats Need To Know

Thursday August 16, 2018 (08:45:54)

One of the first things on your mind when contemplating moving to a new country is obviously going to be “Where am I going to live?” Not just in terms of location, but your actual physical household, your own personal space to go home to at the end of the day.   more ...

Colombia > Living

Colombia

Where In Colombia Would Suit You Best?

Tuesday July 03, 2018 (07:41:17)

Colombia is a vibrant country with a lot to offer, but it can be difficult to find your place in it. As an expat, if you have the freedom to choose which area to move to, you want to be able to choose somewhere that best suits your interests.   more ...

Colombia > Living

Colombia

An Expat Guide To Colombian Cuisine

Thursday October 19, 2017 (15:54:58)

Colombia has one of the most diverse and varied cuisines in the world. The culinary delicacies you are likely to find in the country are determined by the region you will visit. In some regions, you will find roasted ants and guinea pigs while in others you would not find anything like these dishes. If you are a vegetarian, Colombia may not seem like the culinary paradise it is known to be, because Colombians eat lots of meat. Popular dishes in the coastal areas include seafood, lobster, and fish. In addition, fruits are common features of many dishes in the country.   more ...

Colombia > Links

Colombia

Colombia - Recommended Social Media Accounts

Wednesday February 22, 2017 (16:56:05)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Colombia and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.   more ...

Colombia > Links

Colombia

Colombia - Recommended Blogs

Sunday October 16, 2016 (21:13:40)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Colombia and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

Colombia > Living

Colombia

5 Good Reasons You Should Move To Colombia (And 1 Reason You Shouldn't!)

Thursday September 10, 2015 (13:00:30)
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As an expat destination, Colombia isn’t as popular as other South American countries such as Argentina and Brazil. However, there’s plenty to recommend in this beautiful, diverse, and very welcoming country. Here are five reasons you might want to move there.

The natural beauty

There are few countries as naturally gorgeous as Colombia. The variety of species in the country is mind-boggling. Colombia is one of 17 “megadiverse” countries, and is said to top the list when considered in terms of biodiversity per square kilometer.   more ...

Colombia > Living

Colombia

Internet Access In Colombia: What You Need To Know

Thursday August 20, 2015 (12:46:49)
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Colombia is among the most populous countries in Latin America; it is greatly urbanized, and most of the population inhabits the cities. Colombians have had broadband internet access since 1997, but the service was initially very expensive, since it was charged in US dollars. Since then, internet access in the country has seen considerable change.

Internet service providers

The entities that were instrumental in bringing broadband access to Colombia were Bologna-based University of the Andes and the cable TV operator, TV Cable.   more ...

Colombia > Living

Colombia

Giving Birth In Colombia As An Expat

Wednesday August 19, 2015 (13:04:28)
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Many expat professionals move to Colombia for the job opportunities there – there are exciting and lucrative positions available in a variety of sectors such as medicine, construction, and energy. English teachers are also always in demand in this Spanish-speaking nation. Living in Colombia has its advantages, such as low cost of living and affordable private healthcare, and there quite a few expat couples who have made the decision to raise families there.   more ...