Hacking Colombia: Income Taxes

Many expats living here don’t file annual income taxes with the DIAN, Colombia’s tax authority, and have been here for years and sometimes decades. How do they do this? DISCLAIMER: Colombian Dreaming is in no way advocating breaking laws or tax evasion. […]

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Hacking Colombia: Banking

One of the topics that gets mangled on social is what’s required to open a bank account in Colombia. Here we try to set the record straight… Can a Foreigner Open a Bank Account in Colombia? The answer is yes, but you’ll […]

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Hacking Colombia: Personal Safety

Updated Aug 27, 2022 To hear some expats and locals, there’s no danger whatsoever for foreigners in Colombia. Others describe Armageddon and make you wonder why they’re here. Ignore both types. The truth is somewhere in between. Here we’ll explore the topic […]

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Hacking Colombia: Cell Phones

Paying roaming fees on your cell phone provider from back home may be very costly. Fortunately, Colombia does have inexpensive options you should consider. If you’re moving here, there’s plenty of other options. A List of Wireless Providers in Colombia Etb – […]

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Hacking Colombia: Paying Bills

When you decide to live in Colombia, you’ll naturally have bills to pay: rent, health care and utilities. This guide gives you the many ways to take care of these payments. Types of Payments Ease of payment depends on what type of […]

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Hacking Colombia: Notarías

Colombia still uses a lot of paper documents and having them notarized is a fact of life here. In this article, we explain how the process typically works… Tramitología is what they sarcastically call the documentary requirements of just about any registration […]

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Hacking Colombia: At Home

Whether you plan to live in an apartment or a house in Colombian urban areas, the way we live in our homes may differ a bit from what you’re used to in your country of origin… Washing dishes: Almost nobody has a […]

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Hacking Colombia: Supermarket

Colombia has a lot of supermarkets from small neighborhood ones to giant department stores. For foreigners, take it for granted that you’ll have to adapt your diet to Colombia’s: While some of your favorite foods from “back home” might be available in the imported […]

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