Quality of Life in Bogota

Surprising Quality of Life

Why are so many companies relocating to Bogota from other cities in Colombia, neighboring countries and Central America?  Because it’s a great place to live.

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Bogota has an ideal climate; average temperature is 19ºC (66 ºF). At night, temperature falls to 10ºC (50 ºF). If it weren’t for the occasional rain, it would be perfect!

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Green Spaces

The city has more than 5,000 public parks, including the Simon Bolivar Park measuring 113 acres.

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Bogota is home to the world-renowned Gold Museum. But that is just one of some 77 museums on offer, which regularly showcase international exhibits such as Goya, Andy Warhol, and the Xian Terracotta Warriors. The city has 70 theaters and over 120 museums, galleries, unconventional spaces and art institutions; additionally, 80 libraries of the Network of Public Libraries.  

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Restaurants, Cafés, and Nightlife

From the Zona T to the Zona G, and beyond, Bogota is a city of restaurants and, of course, café culture. When the sun sets, the city comes alive with its friendly and diverse nightlife options.

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Major Events

Bogota hosts several major cultural events, including the Ibero-American Theater Festival, one of the largest independent theater festivals in the world. In 2016, the festival welcomed 90 Colombian and 44 international troupes and over two million spectators.

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Ciclovía (Transient Bicycle Pathways)

Every Sunday as well as on holidays, over a million cyclists, joggers, skaters, and walkers take over 127 kilometers (78.9 miles) of city streets that are closed to traffic. The beloved Ciclovía has inspired projects in other cities, such as Summer Streets in New York City.

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Bike Paths (Exclusive Bicycle Pathways)

Alberto Sierra, 2012

Bogota has 392 kilometers (243.5 miles) of bike paths, the most extensive network in Latin America.

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Public Transport

Bogota is the birthplace of TransMilenio, a mass transit system that uses exclusive bus lanes that has been implemented in 57 cities across the globe, including Mexico City, Johannesburg, Jakarta, and Guangzhou.

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Bogota is located on a fertile high plateau at 8,000 feet above sea level, known as the Sabana de Bogota. There are numerous tourist destinations nearby, including charming colonial towns, warm weather resorts, and Colombia’s great plains. The city provides ample opportunities to hike, bicycle, and perform other outdoor activities.

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Bogota has shown constant improvement in security.


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Updated (mm/dd/yyyy): 12.22.2017