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Expat Guide to Living in Chile

Whether you're already living in Chile or preparing to move to Chile, our Expat Guide to Living in Chile offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Chile. For answers to specific questions, visit our Chile Forum to talk with expats in Chile.

10 Tips for Living in Chile

Expats in Chile enjoy the stable economy, friendly people and relatively affordable cost-of-living. Many find becoming close friends with Chileans, who primarily socialize with family, a big challenge. But, the expat community in Chile is strong and offers a great support system for newcomers.

Expat Chile: The Best Places to Live in Chile

Expats in Chile enjoy the country's beaches, beautiful cities and lower cost of living. Santiago, La Serena, Vina del Mar and other destinations top their favorite places to live in Chile.

Expat Chile: Living and Starting a Business in Chile

James Jones offers advice about starting a business in Chile. He says that the main thing to remember as an expatriate opening a business in Chile is that customer service is much desired. If you provide a top-notch service to Chilean people, you can expect your business to flourish rapidly.

The Most Sought After Document in South America

Charles Barrett offers some helpful tips to ensure that you minimize risk associated with a lost or stolen passport.

Moving to Puerto Varas, Chile

An expat in Puerto Varas, Chile talks about moving to Chile with a few suitcases and a shipping container coming in six months. She and her husband lived in temporary housing and investigated areas to live in the south of Chile such as Pucon and Puerto Varas. They love their spacious, new home with amazing views of the lake and volcanoes.

More Culture Shock Reports for Chile

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Chile handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Chile:
Submit a Culture Shock Report

More Living in Chile Reports

What are people's priorities in Chile - work? family? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Chile:
Submit a Living Overseas Report

More Moving to Chile Reports

What should you take with you when you move to Chile? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Chile? Below are some of the responses from expats in Chile:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report

Reviews of Schools in Chile

Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Chile. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Chile:
Submit an International School Review

Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Chile. If you are already living in Chile, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

Overseas Retirement Report

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Chile by taking our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby in Chile Reports

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Chile? Below are some of the reports from expats in Chile:
Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working Abroad Report

What's it like to find a job in Chile? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Chile? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

Submit a Working Abroad Report
Additional Articles
Chile Immigration and Residency Visas

One of the best visa options for investors in Chile, is not an investor visa, but what is called a "retirement and periodic income".

Ten Things You Should Know Before You Move To Central or South America

Lee offers ten tips for people contemplating a move to Central or South America.

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