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With the Colombian peso hovering around 3,000:1USD, there is no better time to visit Medellin than now. A couple of years ago, the peso was at 2,000:1 so almost everything is 30% less expensive for the foreign traveler. Local prices have not increased substantially as the inflation rate has remained around 4%.
Yes, I used to divide everything in pesos by 2 now I divide by 3. IE 18,000 pesos used to be $9.00 now it is only $6.00. So, what are you waiting for? You can no longer use the "cost" as an excuse!
Link to todays exchange rate.
Remember, use your ATM card rather than changing money at a cambio. You will get a better exchange rate. Using your PayPal card can be even better. Just notify them before you go.
The holiday is an excellent time to visit Medellin. You will get to see the spectacular Christmas light display along the river and everyone is in a very festive party mood.