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property in ChileBeautiful Mountain View, furnished, equipped apartment. Best building/ location! 3day to 6mos+ @$65 depending.Inet concierge, Best neighborhood. Many restaurants, minimarkets everything minutes walking.
panamajames posted Chile Rentals for February on the Chile forum on August 26, 2014:
If anyone knows of rentals in Chile around February or March, let me know. There are 2 expat retired couples doing some travelling. A 2 bedroom house or 2 apartments in a nice area would be nice. You can e-mail me at Thanks
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Lasse posted Seeking non-spanish speaking person on the Chile forum on August 25, 2014:
Hi all, I'm a journalist for a Danish magazine currently living in Chile. I'm doing an article on the lack of Chileans who speak English at the moment, and I would very much like to get in touch with a person who has experienced moving to Chile without knowing any Spanish. Is that you and would you like to tell me about how it is/was, please let me know. Feel free to contact me on for further questions. Thank you very much. Lasse Klinke.
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property in ChileBeautiful 1-1-1 in beautiful, BEST, full service building in best area with everything available minutes walking! 24hr concierge, garage, business center+++
Henrico posted Moving to Chile within the near future on the Chile forum on August 20, 2014:
Hello My wife and I and our 2 young boys, 2 year old and 4 month old will be moving to Chile for many good reasons. I am originally from South Africa, I speak very little spanish. I am a licensed electrician and will be visiting in December before our family decides to move. Anybody with advice for work and or local spots where expats hang out to make some connections? Thanks, Henrico
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LovetheBeach replied to the thread pets best time to visit Chile on the Chile forum:
sjgeddes67 initially posted:
Hello: I am thinking about visiting Chile and Ecuador. I want to relocate at either place and will decide after visiting them. I am single, retired with a good monthly income. One of my concerns is that I have two dogs and two cats that will move with me. How does this work? I am quite sure it is a long trip from Fayetteville, Arkansas to Santiago. Can someone help me with this issue? Thanks
LovetheBeach replied on August 20, 2014 with:
mishramusic, I'm having some difficulty finding good, current information about Chile. Are there other forums besides this one that has an active community with current information? Thanks, LovetheBeach
mishramusic replied on August 20, 2014 with:
Hi, I have a home in Cotacachi, Ecuador , but have been living in Chile for the last 8 months. I like Chile a million times better than Ecuador even though chile is nearly doubly as expensive. To me, paying more for living in Chile is worth every penny because the quality of the government the police the people and everyday life is way better in Chile. I feel free here whereas in Ecuador I have never felt free. I also do not believe Ecuador has a bright future whereas I am certain Chile does. Come here to Chile-you will be glad you did! Michael
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KellyZauber replied to the thread Home Security Systems on the Chile forum on August 19, 2014:
KellyZauber initially posted:
Hi, I own a home security company in the US and was wanting to start a new branch in Chile when I move there. I've googled to see if I could find other companies already operating there but haven't come across much. Is home security a concern in Valpo or would I have to look into another business to start? Thanks for all the help. KZ
KellyZauber replied on August 19, 2014 with:
Thanks for the info. Hopefully my competitive edge will be on time service, professionalism, and friendliness. Thanks again for your reply
Socium replied on August 19, 2014 with:
There are home security companies in Chile. They need to register with the police and meet several criteria. Unfortunately the robberies are rising, so there is always demand for this kind of services. Many years ago I advised a starting company on this field. If you need assistance to start a business in Chile, give a look to my blog. Regards
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Expat ArticlesArticle Summary: Lee offers ten tips for people contemplating a move to Central or South America. (Continue)
biscaynebay replied most recently with:
excellent advice,!
musicman1955 replied recently with:
Thanks, this is great information and it is what other expats have told me as well. Live with the locals! Jim Sault Vermonter
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kellsv replied to the thread Imports/electronics on the Chile forum:
kellsv initially posted:
Hello, Can someone please tell me what the import taxes are in Chile for electronics? After hearing about the 60% tax on importing electronics in Uruguay, I am looking at other options. My business necessitates that I am able to be able to do this, so I have little choice. Thanks very much for your help and time.
kellsv replied most recently with:
Thank you SO much for the detailed information and taking the time to really explain everything. I really appreciate it and am so relieved to see that Chile does not tax so overwhelmingly like other countries.
Socium replied most recently with:
CORRECTION TO THE OTHER POST. I HAD A MISTAKE ON THE CALCULATIONS OF 1% THE GENERAL RULE FOR IMPORTATION The general taxation for importing products into Chile is as follow: Duty : 6% over CIF value VAT: 19% over CIF + 6% duty (VAT stands for Value Added Tax.) EXAMPLE: If your merchandise cost is US$ยท 5.000, and the freight specified on the Airway ill or on the Bill of Lading, was US$ 300 and the insurance is US$ 100 ( real or estimated 2% over the cost of the good), then the CIF value is 5.000 + 300 + 100 = 5.400 Duty : 6% over 5.400 = 324 NET VALUE to calculate the VAT: 5.400 + 324 = US$ 5.724 VAT: 19% over US$ 5.724 is equal to US$ 1.088 So, for importing your stuff into Chile you will pay US$ 324 plus US$ 1.088 to the Chilean Treasure. Total US$ US$ 1.412. Such amount represents a 28% over the US$ 5.000 of this example. That is the disbursement for importing into Chile before your merchandise leaves Chilean custom: 28%. In addition you have to pay to the Custom Broker and the usual minor expenses for importation. So, my general assumption is that any importation means about 30-33% over the cost of the merchandise. FOREIGN TRADE AGREEMENT ( FTA) In case you are importing from a country having a FTA with Chile, then you may eventually have zero duty. However you still will have to pay the VAT calculated on the same way explained before. SOFTWARE IMPORTATION They have a specific duty of 30%. SPECIFIC PRODUCTS Take these comments as a general guideline, and not as an advise for your specific importation. RECOVERY OF VALUE ADDED TAX For Chilean companies importing products, the VAT paid on the importation can be later recovered through the sales process. Because the seller will also charge above his net selling price, a 19% VAT to his customer. So, every month he will do the balance of VAT, using as discount, the VAT he paid on the importation. So, even you need to have cash to pay the 28% taxes above mentioned, later the 19% VAT will be recovered later trough sales. So, the only tax that is a cost for the business is the 6% duty. Or no cost if there is a FTA with tax exception. ----- There is a tax reform presently on process and these things can change for next year. Hope this general guide can help you. Regards
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Socium replied to the thread Opportunity for Job Shadowing on the Chile forum:
michka initially posted:
I m a South African living in Chile for a few months. My background is HR and I would love an opportunity to gain some international experience. Not looking for payment, just exposure. Hit me up if anybody has contacts! :)
Socium replied most recently with:
Write an e-mail to me and send your resume. Regards
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