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Salaries in Bogota and how to find a job

December 2, 2014 // 35 Comments

Salaries in Bogota can vary hugely, so if you’re considering moving here, you’ll definitely want an idea of how much you could potentially be earning once you find a job. You may also find this post about the cost of living in Bogota useful. Note: As of October 2015, the exchange rate is approximately $3000 Colombian pesos = $1 USD. Due to the currency [more]

How do I make money in Bogota?

December 1, 2014 // 3 Comments

The question that many people ask themselves when considering moving to another country is – how will I make money? Is it easy to make money in Bogota? you ask. Not easy, but with the right skills, experience and a lot of determination and perseverance, it can be done. I will give an outline of how I am making money (or have made money) in Bogota, to give you [more]

Cost of Living in Bogota

November 17, 2014 // 4 Comments

This post was updated in July 2016. Due to fluctuating exchange rates, I have changed the amounts to reflect the current cost of living in Bogota in Colombian pesos. Please note that these figures are based on living in an estrato 4 building, and will increase significantly for estratos 5 and 6. For more information on estratos, have a look at my post on Where to [more]

Where to change dollars for pesos in Bogota

May 4, 2014 // 2 Comments

There are a number of exchange bureaus near the Museo del Oro Transmilenio station for changing dollars for pesos (as well as many other world currencies). This should result in you getting a much better rate than if you change dollars at a shopping mall – just make sure you shop around! IMPORTANT: don’t walk into an exchange bureau, pull out a wad of [more]