Bogotà, capital city of Colombia, home to great food and a vibrant community culture that is infectious to all that experience it. Areas of the city of Bogotà have attractive boulevards reminiscent of European cities, but with all the flair and flavour of a Latin capital. Apartments for rent in Bogotà are cheap by European standards, but prices are steadily on the rise and the most expensive in Colombia.
For those looking to move permanently as an expat, a great area to rent an apartment in would be La Candelaria, the popular, central area of Bogotà’s ‘Downtown’. This is an area with colonial colourful buildings, cobbled hilly streets and amazing street food that captures what it means to live in a Colombian city. Flat for rent in Bogotà can come in all shapes and sizes, depending on the area the price can vary dramatically so make sure to do your research on suitable areas that are both safe and affordable, to stay central, close to the district of La Candelaria, is more expensive as it is the heart of the city and this area is popular with both locals and tourists.
Those wishing to save money and live affordably should consider looking for rooms for rent in Bogotà. This is a clever way of spending less money on monthly rent and also meeting local people willing to rent out a spare room. Rooms in Bogotà are very cheap in comparison to entire apartments and bills and utilities such as wifi and maintenance costs are also split between all the people living in the property.
Colombian people are known for their warmth and friendliness, so if you are prepared to move into a stranger’s house, then within a few months you could have a group of local friends working in the city or an adopted Colombian family, depending on where you choose to live. This is also a great way to improve on your Spanish if you are moving to Bogotà to learn.