Experience Why Medellin

Learn why so many people are moving to
this hidden gem, Medellin. Colombia

The reality of relocating or retiring to a foreign country prompts a scary question.  Where will I retire? How can I retire comfortably if I don't have a 401K or no savings?  Would Social Security be enough to retire and have a comfortable life? 

How do I know what the culture is like in top overseas retirement locations?  Make Medellin Yours was created to share our personal experiences with you of more than 16 years in Medellin.


The past 20 years have been uncertain including the great recession, one of the world's worst pandemics, world climate change, and skyrocketing health care leaving many Americans and Europeans feeling helpless.  Worries of not having the means to re-build their 401(k) or retirement savings.  According to Forbes about one in three older workers has essentially zero in retirement savings.  Thus leaving tens of millions of Americans, to depend on Social Security as their last hope.  Would it be enough?  Although it might be possible to live on Social Security in the U.S. it is very unlikely to maintain any semblance of the Quality of Life that you once had.

That leaves many people thinking about how and where to relocate & retire abroad.  You have worked hard for a lifetime and you want to maintain a decent Quality of Life.   What kind of life can you expect to have?  You may be thinking about political developments, social interaction with like-minded people, high health costs, the purchasing power of your retirement money, and much more.

You've begun to research and found others have established a better life in another country.  But that can be scary.  How do you know what life is like in another culture beyond a vacation?  How can I find a network of like-minded people?  How will I know that I'm not being taken advantage of?  Will I be isolated?  Is it safe for me and my family?  What are the true costs of living?  Will my family be able to come to visit or will it be easy for me to go visit them? Do I need and can get a visa, what about taxes and how is the healthcare system, the list goes on?


We agree with you and that is why we created Make Medellin Yours.  The only Relocation tour program in Medellin that provides you with a real-life experience program for what a U.S. vacation would cost.  You will experience a full emersion with our experts with you every step of the way.  You will meet local ex-pats.  You can join TheQMedellin.com community website with lists of resources, local businesses, and local neighborhood forums/open discussion groups.  Don't rely on one single source, don't rely only on Make Medellin Yours.  We want you to explore and experience this tropical paradise for yourself.  

We have 16+ years combined experience of living and working in Medellin.  You will gain access to our strong relationships of English-speaking ex-pats, locals, and local businesses that you can trust.  You will have access to this before, during, and after your relocation.

Medellin continues to be top rated for International retirement. In 2012 Medellin beat out NY city and Tel Aviv as the most innovative city in the world to Citigroup and WSJ. 

Colombia has a strong GDP with one of the fastest-growing middle-class economies in Latin America.  Once the most dangerous city in the world has been transformed into one of the safest, safer than many American cities.  Medellin is vibrant with warm welcoming Paisa people and a community of international ex-pats.

Enjoy the Latin culture here in Medellin.  Includes some of the most diverse geography, culture, and music that gets in your soul.

International Livings 2021 Global Retirement & QoL Index
Enjoy Latin music and dance