Cost Of Living In Medellin, Colombia

Medellin Versus Panama City, Dollar For Dollar

Oct. 11, 2011, Medellin, Colombia: The overall cost of living in Medellin, Colombia, is slightly less than that in Panama City at current exchange rates. The cost of property in Medellin is an absolute bargain.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

Medellin is a city of parks and flowers, from interactive outdoor museum-parks, where children can build and experiment, run and play, to an aquarium, an amusement park, delightful botanical gardens, a planetarium, a "Barefoot Park" with a Zen garden, and dozens of small parks and treed plazas.

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Live & Invest In Colombia Conference

The World’s Next Top Retirement Haven?

Oct. 10, 2011, Medellin, Colombia: Medellin, Colombia, with its great weather, affordable cost of living, low cost of property, sophisticated culture, and emerging foreign community, could be the world’s next top retirement haven.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

"This is your first trip to Colombia, and you've chosen to focus on Medellin? That'll save you a lot of time. This is the place to be in this country right now..."

So remarked one of the real estate agents Lief and I met on our first visit to Medellin more than two years ago. Lief and I were still getting our bearings then, feeling our way around, but, from the first time this beautiful city came into view, we recognized that we'd found something special.

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Retire To Ireland

Ireland, Again

Oct. 9, 2011, Waterford, Ireland: Ireland has always been one of the world’s top retirement havens. Today it is also more affordable than it has been in two decades.

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Dear Overseas Opportunity Letter Reader,

I began my own adventures overseas in Ireland. Early one autumn morning what today seems like a lifetime ago, I packed my then 8-year-old daughter Kaitlin, my laptop, and eight very oversized suitcases into an SUV. Then Kaitlin, my husband (of one month at the time) Lief Simon, and I boarded a plane bound for Dublin. From there, we three found our way south to Waterford, where we made our home for the next seven years.

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Global Property Investing

What Are You Waiting For?

Oct. 7, 2011, Panama City, Panama: : It’s not sensible or even possible to try to time a global property purchase for currency fluctuations.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

A reader wrote in a couple of weeks ago asking about coordinating a planned real estate investment with the ups and downs of the local currency in the country where he was shopping. He was referring to Colombia, as we had recently written about the U.S. dollar strengthening against the Colombian peso just as we planned to send more money to this country for the renovation of our apartment in Medellin.

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Retire To San Rafael, Mendoza

The Best Of Old World Living In The Americas

Oct. 6, 2011, Mendoza, Argentina: San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina, offers an Old World lifestyle on the doorstep of the best wine routes in Argentina at an affordable cost.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

Tom Phelan, an American friend, traveled to Mendoza province, Argentina, five years ago to attend a conference. He intended to stay for three weeks but extended that to three months once he got a good look at the place.

Then he and his wife decided they'd like to stay on in Mendoza for good.

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Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord is the founder of the Live and Invest Overseas publishing group. With more than 25 years experience covering this beat, Kathleen reports daily on current opportunities for living, retiring, and investing overseas in her free e-letter.

Her book, How To Retire Overseas—Everything You Need To Know To Live Well Abroad For Less, was recently released by Penguin Books.

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