Setting Up Home

Find out how to get power, water and gas connected and details on the essential domestic services and utilities you'll need for you home in Colombia...

Electricity Supply

The standard electricity supply in Colombia is 110 volts at 60 hertz (110V AC, 60Hz). In some industrial buildings and when necessary to meet specific requirements, the supply is 220 volts (220V AC, 60Hz).

The plugs used in the country are Type A, or Type B with two flat entry pins and a third, round pin

Adapters and transformers can be found in specialized electricity stores, hardware stores and department stores. It is advisable to read the instructions for any device carefully before plugging it in to avoid the risk of damage or electric shock.