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There are many, many reasons to retire in Medellin. We will give you many reasons to retire here, in this fantastic city. It is hard to begin. So let’s get started.


The best place to retire

This website. I will answer many questions relating to retiring abroad and retiring in Medellin. A magazine to read and share (please share this site with your friends).

We will discuss all the things you need to know regarding retiring and moving to Medellin. You will learn what it is like to retire in Medellin, Colombia. Yes!

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To retire in Medellín. We will give you the best information possible about retiring not only in Colombia but in more detail about what it’s like to retire in Medellin. Our goal is to give you all the answers. So let us know if you have any questions regarding retiring to this fantastic city.

We want to make it very clear. We are going to be very biased about Medellín. We will not talk about anything unrelated to retiring in this great city. Cheers.

Where to retire in Colombia

See, every post allows me to be biased with Medellin. I will only sell you Medellin as a retirement destination. Now, within Colombia, there are many cities that you can choose from, but Medellin is the best. Although you can pick from many cities and within the cities, you can determine the zones you like. We are going to concentrate on Medellin for many reasons.

  1. we sell you Medellin as a retirement destination
  2. we know Medellin
  3. we know the services in Medellin
  4. when someone focuses on one area, there is better service.

Please do not hate us for telling you information about only Medellín.

One of the best walkable cities to retire in 2023

Medellin is a valley. It’s all surrounded by mountains, nowadays the sides of the hills have had considerable development, making the lower part of the city a very green walkable town. Areas like Laureles in Medellin are 100% walkable. I call a zone in Medellin the “Money Belt” that is all that zone between Avenida Las Vegas and Avenida el Poblado. The area runs from Ciudad del Rio to Sabaneta. This area is fantastic because it is in the lower part of the city. It runs along with the metro, so all the metro stations are along this corridor.

Why is Medellin a paradise to retire

Many people lately are saying that Medellin is a paradise to retire from, but why is that? We have the answer. It has a bit of everything and is very economical. Simple, this city that once was one of the scariest places you could visit has blossomed into a retirement paradise. Medellin is economical, has the most fantastic weather, and has one of the unique transportation systems on this side of the world. It is also one of the cleanest cities. Besides being one of the best, the metro system is also one of the cleanest, if not the cleanest. Cultura Metro.

The food is also a good reason why Medellin is a paradise to retire. I once read that all the food here was fried, which is invalid. Colombia has a vibrant culinary world, and the most predominant food is soup. Want to know more about soups in Colombia? More soup types by region 

Maid services in Medellin

One of the most fantastic things you can do here is Hire help to do your housework; since you can live here wealthy for pennies on the dollar, you can hire a maid service in Medellin with no problem and very economical.

Retirement visa

I do have to be straight up with you regarding this subject. I have no clue. My situation is different from most people’s. I was born in Toronto, but my parents are Colombian; therefore, I have my cedula, and now the history of my cedula is quite fun. I can tell you all about it here.

I will get all the information you need and links. Then, we plan to put that service together for our overseas customers (that’s you). We do understand that you need and deserve the best service. That is what we want to give you.

The ultimate retirement guide in Medellin

To get the ultimate retirement guide of Medellin, the only thing you have to do is ask for it, simple.

Retiring in Medellin is cheap, and the weather is fantastic. That itself is one excellent reason to retire here. You are going to get all the information you need so you can make the most informed decision.

In this guide, you will get all the information you need.

  • visa information
  • cost of living
  • tax information
  • health services information
  • where to live
  • how to buy real estate
  • insurance services
  • restaurants
  • car insurance
  • how to buy a car
  • where to buy a car
  • cable services
  • cell phone services

Retire early in Colombia. We tell you how

Retiring in Colombia is easier and cheaper than you think, and depending on how organized you are, you can retire early in Colombia. Because the Cost of living in Colombia is low, you can do wonders with 1k USD per month. Yes, it is that simple. Just 1K USD in Colombia is an excellent income for a very comfy retirement. Now think about what you can do with 3K USD. I’ll tell you here. So. Let me tell you, do you want to live like the one 1% in Colombia with 30k per year? If you can still make that money and do it from here. Do you know how to do it?

Tips for living in Medellin

The best tip I can give you as a Canadian that’s been living here for the last 17 years. Stay off from the wrong company. It’s that simple. Papaya is not papaya.

These are tips for living in Colombia, not for coming here on holidays. I want to make that clear.

  • Learn about all the areas before deciding where you’ll go live. It is crucial because your zone is where you will be making friends.
  • Visit all the health service providers and learn where and with whom you can get the best service before signing any contracts.
  • Learn the differences between SabanetaEnvigadoPobladoBelen, and Medellin’s other zones. I recommend you stay in all of them. I am sure you will be able to Airbnb all over the place.
  • If you hire help, do it through a job agency. It will save headaches or possible headaches or, for sure, headaches, sorry.

If and when I think of more tips, I will post them and let you know if you want.

Reasons Why Colombia Is A Favorite For Retirees

The four main reasons that I can think of fast are:

  1. The weather (almost always perfect)
  2. The Cost of living – cheaper
  3. Health services are outstanding.
  4. Real estate is a bargain
  5. vegetables are fresh, and fruits are just as fresh
  6. new friends
  7. you can live like royalty for pennies on the dollar
  8. other stuff (oh, I went over four reasons)  

This couple retired in Colombia.

A retired couple can easily be living in Colombia with 3k per month. I am not kidding you. Let me explain why, and I will also do all my calculations with the dollar way below what it is in the market. As of today (Dic 18 – 2021), the dollar price was at $4046.80; cop, I will explain with the dollar a 3.000 pesos, which is 25% off.

3K USD for a couple to retire in Colombia is 9 Million pesos. Suppose you are planning on something other than buying a property. In that case, you can rent an excellent place for about 3 million and easily overdo it with food with 1.5 million. You still have 1/2 your money with that other 4.5 million left (that, in reality, is much more); you can eat out, travel within the country and close-by towns, you can hire a maid or an assistant to help you with, the cable is like 40 bucks, cell services are also very economical, trust me. Even if you are going to buy a car. (those may be a bit more) but insurance is cheap, and gas is still very economical. Here you can truly live very well with very little money. It is straightforward, a good meal at a good restaurant will cost you less than 30 bucks for two people in a lovely place.

How Can You Retire in Medellin Easily and Cheaply?

First, you have to be layback. That is very important. You must understand this is not the USA or Canada (Yes, all these posts are dedicated to you, north America) because we came from there and know how we are.

I recommend you come and visit if you come here for the first time you won’t be living any time soon, I promise you. But I recommend you visit first so you can experience the many options you have here, in the city, on the outskirts of the town. If you are staying in the city, you must see what area you like best.

Also, it would help if you learned about the different prices per zone. Finally, it is imperative that you learn to differentiate all the various advantages each location has to offer.

Why You Might Want To Consider Retiring In Medellin

We know many different ways to ask the same question, so we have to find many different ways to answer these questions. So here it goes.

Consider retiring in Medellin because your living cost will drop to the floor. That alone is a great reason to consider.

You may also consider moving to Medellin because the weather is amazing! the funny fact here is that it is impossible to buy winter boots. Haha, I get it.

I want more reasons. Sure you do. The ultimate retirement guide in Medellin

To get the ultimate retirement guide of Medellin, the only thing you have to do is ask for it, simple.

Retiring in Medellin is cheap, and the weather is fantastic. That itself is one excellent reason to retire here. You are going to get all the information you need so you can make the most informed decision.

In this guide, you will get all the information you need.


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