Living Cheap in Medellín: Tips for Living Cheaper in Medellín - Medellin Guru
Living cheap in Medellín is possible. The low cost of living is an advantage of living in the city and we provide 17 tips for living cheaper in Medellín.

Living Cheap in Medellín: 17 Tips for Living Cheaper in Medellín

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14 thoughts on “Living Cheap in Medellín: 17 Tips for Living Cheaper in Medellín”

  1. Wigmore July 27, 2020

    Great news site…my first time to discover….sign me up please..!

  2. Juan J Rivera September 21, 2019

    Hi Jeff. Thanks for all your recommendations. We’ll be there by Nov the 27th and doing the Medellin city tour but as you know that the 28th is Thanksgiving. Don’t know if this is a special ocasión in Medellin but if it is, where do you think is a good place to go. I means like a restaurant. We’re free during the 28th and 29th but we’re planning to visit El Peñol and Guatapé during one of those days. Please recommend us about what else is a must for the 29th. Thanks.

    • Wigmore July 27, 2020

      Of course , go to Club M in Poblado…they know how to celebrate Thanksgiving properly !

  3. Mary McGarvey September 14, 2019

    What is the going rate for help in weekly house cleaning–6 hours a day for one day a week?

  4. Did you get a Colombia cédula? And how?

  5. John and Susan Pazera September 12, 2019

    Hi Jeff, Great report. You left this one out: https://medellinguru.com/encicla/


    • Thanks, I added Encicla, Medellín’s free city bikes system to the article.

  6. Fernando Suarez September 12, 2019

    Thank you very much for this info, Jeff. A job well done to save MULA and time to newcomers!

  7. Wow, this is a very helpful article. This should be required reading for anyone moving to Medellin. Your tips can save people hundreds or even thousands of dollars per year with cheaper rents, cheaper groceries, cheaper utilities, cheaper flights and more…. Thanks so much!!!!

    • Hi Lisa, thanks! We are happy you found the article helpful.

  8. Awesome post. Love this list of living cheap tips. Your grocery store tips are spot on. We no longer shop at Exito and save about 40% on our grocery bill. No way we would live in El Poblado —– everything in El Poblado is more expensive than in Laureles where we live and the traffic and hills in El Poblado suck.

  9. Jeff you provide a fantastic service. Indeed you give me confidence that when I eventually move to Medellin. That I have excellent information already. And the benefit of your experience. I save all your posts. Thanks so much. John aha Jo Elgas on FB

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