Cartagena vs. Cartagena

Story came on the Food Channel about Cartagena, Colombia (CO), and I thought it would be interesting to compare it to Cartagena, Spain (ES).

Cost of living in CO is about half that in ES—but average monthly income is one-fifth.

The cities are about the same size, but CO has more than four times the number of people.

Both are coastal cities, Caribbean & Mediterranean.

ES has seasons—average high daily temperature in January is 16°C (61°F) and 31°C (88°F) in summer.  In CO, the range is 30-31°C (86-88°F), and it has three times as much rain.

The typical mortgage APR in CO is three times that in ES.

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