In recent years, Medellín has become a landmark for travel and business. This phenomenon began a few years ago with some adventurous travellers, and now an ever increasing number of international visitors come to the city attracted by tourism and/or the various investment and entrepreneurship opportunities.
CloudTask, among many other global businesses have chosen it as their home.
Here are 5 reasons why you will want to join them:
Recently, Medellín was ranked as one of the best cities to live, and regularly features in awards for quality of life. This is in recognition of it’s solid infrastructure, thriving restaurant and bar scene, outdoor lifestyle, perfect year round climate, and not to forget the warmth and friendliness of the Paisas (local people), amongst so much more.
On top of this, it’s now considered one of the safest places to visit.
The cost of living in Medellín is much lower than in North America and Western Europe. Comparing Medellín to New York for example:
- Consumer prices are 70% lower
- Rent prices are 90% lower
- Restaurant prices are 78% lower
Use this calculator to compare it to other cities across the globe.
Medellín is a strategic entry point for the Latin American market, close to the United States, with daily and direct flights to cities such as Panama, Miami, Quito, Lima, Madrid, New York, and many others.
It’s also on the same time zone as the East Coast for 6 months of the year and Chicago for the other 6 months.
The city has strongly invested in social urbanism, promoting public policies to support innovative mass transportation systems that include 2 metros, 5 cable car systems, a tram and more.
In addition, the city has some of the best hospitals in Latin America, a reliable internet and stable electricity, which all allow you to enjoy a first world environment, at moderate prices.
There are also taxis and Ubers available across the city at any time of the day.
Organizations that promote innovation and entrepreneurship such as Ruta N have helped to incubate and accelerate digital businesses, and a number of initiatives are in place to foster technology, education and innovation which have seen a rapid rise in investment.
To highlight this, in 2013, Medellín was ranked as the most innovative city in the world by The Wall Street Journal, competing against Tel Aviv and New York.
With all this in mind, why are you waiting to make Medellín and CloudTask your next career move?
We have people working for us from across Colombia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Nicaragua and Venezuela.
Visit our recruitment page to see our available positions. We look forward to seeing you soon :)