Medellin

👥 Population: 2.5 million

🕑 Time Zone: Colombia Time (COT) UTC +5

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🏠 Where to live
🍏 Groceries
🚈 Getting around
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Medellin is Colombia's second largest city, mostly located within a valley of a central Andes mountain range. It has long left behind its violent past and is now a relatively safe city featuring a comfortable quality of life.

Weather

Medellin is warm year round without much temperature extremes. It's roughly classed as humid subtropical. Average yearly temperature is 18°C.

Where to live

El Poblado: Good for tourists, higher-end, plenty of bars, coffee shops, restaurants and nightclubs).

Laureles: Local vibe, good for everyone. Lots of restaurants, cafes and cool dancing spots.

Envigado: A town in itself outside of the city, good transport into the centre. Good for families and exploring other areas. Doesn’t lack in restaurants etc.

Useful resources

Metro Cuadrado

LongTermLettings

Niumba

Fincaraiz

Mercado Libre

Hostelworld

Airbnb

Booking.com

Groceries

Markets

Mercado Medellín

Plaza del Mercado La America

Plaza Minorista José María Villa

Supermarkets

Exito

Jumbo

Carulla

Convenience stores

Besides these listed there are also local shops which are called “Tiendas de barrio” or “Minimercados”.

D1

Justo & Bueno

Getting around

From airport

Medellin International Airport

Methods: Bus, taxi

Within

Metro de Medellin

Methods: Metro (rail), Tranvía (tramcar), Metrocable (cable-car), Bus (many different types)

Uber available

✅  yes as well as Cabify and local taxis

Uber price estimate

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