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Digital Nomads Can Live In These 5 Cities In Colombia For Under $1,500 A Month

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Colombia is one of the hottest destinations in the world for digital nomads right now.

It's beautiful, it's affordable, and it has one of the easiest digital nomad visas to obtain that will allow you to stay in Colombia for up to two years.

You can live extremely well in Colombia for a fraction of what that lifestyle would cost you in the United States or another high-cost-of-living country.

Medellin Colombia

According to Nomad List, one of the top online resources for digital nomads, these are 5 of the cheapest and best destinations in Colombia for digital nomads.

1. Medellin

Panoramic View Of Medellin, Colombia, South America

Medellin is the number one digital nomad hotspot in Colombia. Medellin, which is nicknamed the City of Eternal Spring due to its year-round temperate climate, is incredible for digital nomads.

It's been exploding in popularity in recent years due to its great weather, fun and lively atmosphere, and big city amenities. Basically, Medellin is a place where you can live extremely well and enjoy life without having to pay a fortune.

Although it's one of the pricier cities in Colombia due to its growing popularity with digital nomads, it's still possible to live here for less than $1,500 a month.

2. Bogota

Bogota Colombia

Another great city in Colombia for digital nomads is Bogota.

Although Medellin is the second-largest city in the country, Bogota is more than triple the size with over 8 million people. If you love the energy of big cities, Bogota is for you.

And a big reason I love Bogota is because of how well-connected it is. Being the capital of Colombia, there are far more nonstop flights from Bogota to cities in North America, South America, and Europe.

One of the drawbacks that some people don't like about Bogota is the weather — it can definitely get much colder and rainier here than some other cities on the list.

3. Cali

Cali Colombia

Cali is another good option for digital nomads in Colombia. This city, which is the third-largest in Colombia, is famous for being both the salsa capital and the rumba capital of the world.

So if you've ever wanted to learn Latin dance, this is the place to do it!

Beyond that, Cali is a great city that has a very vibrant atmosphere and fun nightlife. One of the most attractive things about Cali? It's extremely affordable!

It's the most affordable city on this list, with an average monthly cost of living at just $1,284, according to Nomad List data.

4. Santa Marta

A Look at Salguero Beach in Santa Marta, Colombia

For beach lovers, you can't go wrong with Santa Marta. This is a smaller city (half a million people) located on the Caribbean coast of Colombia.

It's becoming increasingly popular with digital nomads who want to be close to Colombia's natural beauty. Santa Marta has great beaches and is also the gateway to the stunning Tayrona National Park.

Or head outside the city to Minca, a cool mountain town less than 45 minutes from Santa Marta. And if you're feeling really adventurous, take some time off to complete the 4-day trek to the Ciudad Perdida, the Lost City in the jungle.

5. Salento

Salento Colombia

Finally, Salento is an excellent destination for digital nomads. It's not so much a city as it is a small town in the mountains, which gives it a very different vibe from any of the other places on this list.

But if you are looking for somewhere small and quaint that still has all the amenities you need (being a popular tourist destination), Salento just might fit the ticket.

The colorful, picturesque town is close to coffee farms and the scenic Cocora Valley, which is a popular place to hike.

It's also not far from Los Nevados National Natural Park, another great place to explore in your free time.

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